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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Texas Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Cocaine Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that VICTOR ESQUIVEL, age 28, of Brownsville, Texas, was sentenced today for charges relating to narcotics trafficking. 

ESQUIVEL pled guilty on December 19, 2017, to conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride. According to court documents, ESQUIVEL, along with co-defendants Roel RANGEL and Kevin DECUIR, conspired to distribute approximately 28 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.

Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle sentenced ESQUIVEL to 120 months in the Bureau of Prisons, as well as 5 years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas D. Moses is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 29, 2018