A Mexican drug trafficker was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison for drug crimes, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Chad E. Meacham.
Hector Burgos Saucedo, a 49-year-old citizen of Mexico in the U.S. unlawfully, pleaded guilty in March to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay.
According to his plea papers, Mr. Saucedo admitted that in October 2020, he delivered 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, packed inside a brown U-Haul box, to an individual at a meat market on Spring Valley Road in Dallas. He was arrested before he could collect his $65,000 fee.
Mr. Saucedo will face deportation proceedings after serving his sentence.
The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted the investigation with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Leal prosecuted the case.\