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Dallas Man Sentenced for Role in Large-Scale Cocaine Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant transported 30 kilograms of cocaine concealed in commercial semi-truck

BOSTON – A Dallas man was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for his role in a nationwide large-scale cocaine trafficking conspiracy. 

Javier Robledo Perez, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Margaret R. Guzman to 49 1/2 months in prison (time-served), followed by two years of supervised release. In April 2024, Perez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. 

Perez was a commercial truck driver based out of Dallas who transported approximately 30 kilograms of cocaine across state lines on behalf of a drug trafficking organization based in Mexico and Texas. In May 2020, Perez and his co-conspirators arranged for the delivery of 30 kilograms of cocaine to a cooperating witness in Massachusetts. In May 2020, Perez was stopped by law enforcement as he traveled into Massachusetts in his commercial semi-truck, from which 30 vacuum sealed bricks, containing approximately 30 kilograms of cocaine, were seized.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and John E. Mawn, Jr., Interim Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. The Drug Enforcement Administration, Laredo and Dallas Divisions provided valuable assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alathea E. Porter of the Criminal Division prosecuted the case.  

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated July 8, 2024

Drug Trafficking