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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking in Omaha After Multiple Prior Immigration Removals to Mexico

United States Attorney Joseph P. Kelly announced that on September 20, 2018, United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Bernardo Williams-Jauregui, of Campeche, Mexico, to a 120-month term of imprisonment, to be served in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.  He received a four-year term of supervised release. Williams-Jauregui pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Reentry of a Removed Alien after a prior felony conviction, and Use of Facilities in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Racketeering, all felony offenses.

On October 2, 2016, Williams-Jauregui entered the United States unlawfully through the U.S./Mexico border in California and made his way east to Omaha, arriving in the local area on approximately October 5, 2016.  Williams-Jauregui conspired with other parties in Omaha and in Mexico to distribute methamphetamine in the Omaha area, and began trafficking methamphetamine almost immediately upon arrival.

On October 17, 2016, investigators seized a 21-pound load of methamphetamine that had recently arrived in Omaha and was intended for distribution in the local area.  Investigators arrested three of Williams-Jauregui’s associates on October 17, 2016.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested Williams-Jauregui on February 28, 2017.  Williams-Jauregui had been removed from the United States to Mexico by immigration authorities on multiple prior occasions.

This was a joint investigation led by the Omaha Division of Drug Enforcement Administration, Omaha Division, assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Omaha Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Immigration
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Updated September 28, 2018