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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for His Participating in a Drug Conspiracy

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

TULSA, Okla.—Ivan Hondal Chavez, 30, Vera Cruz, Mexico, was sentenced to 132 months in prison for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.  Chief United States District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell also sentenced Hondal to three years of supervised release following his prison sentence and ordered him to forfeit money, a car, and a firearm. 

On December 10, 2015, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) intercepted a vehicle destined for Tulsa that concealed approximately 25 kilograms of methamphetamine, 1 kilogram of cocaine, and 1 kilogram of heroin. The driver of the vehicle assisted DEA agents in performing a controlled delivery of the drugs found in the vehicle to Hondal.

This was not the first delivery of drugs to Tulsa by Hondal and his coconspirators. At the time of his sentencing, Hondal was held responsible for at least 45 kilograms of methamphetamine over the course of his involvement in the conspiracy. Hondal is unlawfully in the United States and he will be deported to Mexico after he serves his sentence. 

This case was investigated by the DEA. Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong prosecuted the case.


Updated June 10, 2016

Drug Trafficking