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33-Year-Old Man Sentenced to 63 Months for Importation of Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Sergio Caballero, 35, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, was sentenced on Wednesday by United States District Judge Rosemary Márquez to 63 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Caballero pleaded guilty to Importation of Methamphetamine.

On September 1, 2021, Caballero entered the United States from Mexico via the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. At the time of his crossing, Caballero was driving a Chevrolet Suburban that he claimed to own. During a routine inspection, Customs and Border Protection officers noticed irregularities with the vehicle’s gas tank. They later discovered 90 packages in the gas tank that contained approximately 43.04 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Agents from Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation in this case. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.


CASE NUMBERS:        21-CR-02517-TUC-RM (DTF)
                                         21-CR-50140-TUC-RM (DTF)

RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-046_Caballero                                        

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Diana L. Varela
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Updated March 31, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 2023-046_Caballero