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ANGELA DODGE

Nov. 4, 2011

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2,648 Kilos of Marijuana Lands Mexican National 10+ Years in Federal Prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Mexican National legally in the United States has been sentenced to 126 months in federal prison without parole, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Senior United States District Judge John Rainey sentenced Osmar Dolmuz-Carcamo, 40, late yesterday in federal court in Corpus Christi.

A Mexican National legally residing in Houston, Dolmuz-Carcamo pleaded guilty to the one-count indictment after the first day of a jury trial that began April 25, 2011. Yesterday, he received the 10+ years in prison which will be followed by a five-year-term of supervised release.

The charge stems from an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Border Patrol (BP). In January 2011, Dolmuz-Carcamo arrived at the Falfurrias checkpoint driving a tractor trailer. A routine K-9 exam resulted in an alert prompting BP agents to refer Dolmuz-Carcamo and his vehicle to secondary for further inspection, at which time an x-ray examination and inspection resulted in the discovery of 316 bundles wrapped in cellophane concealed within large wooden crates within the trailer which tested positive for marijuana. At the time of the seizure, law enforcement officials estimated the marijuana had a value of approximately $5 million.

In federal custody since his arrest, Dolmuz-Carcamo will remain in custody and serve his sentence at a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future.
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt.