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Mexican Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Luis Galvan-Borbolla, 37, of Mexico, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 17, 2021 by Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon for distribution of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Galvan-Borbolla received a sentence of 180 months with a five-year term of supervised release to follow.  There is no parole in the federal system.

On June 25, 2020, special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration were monitoring Galvan-Borbolla and Ignacio Palma after receiving information that both were involved in the distribution of methamphetamine.  Palma was followed from his residence to the Element Hotel.  Palma was confronted by special agents at the Element Hotel and was in possession of 5 pounds of methamphetamine. 

While special agents had Palma detained, Galvan-Borbolla arrived in the parking garage of the Element Hotel.  When contact was made with Galvan-Borbolla, he admitted that he was supposed to meet Palma to receive the methamphetamine.  Galvan-Borbolla was in possession of $10,733 and a 9mm rifle that was located in the vehicle in which he arrived.

Palma has plead guilty to the methamphetamine conspiracy with sentencing scheduled on June 14, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska.

This case was investigated by the DEA, Omaha Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol.


Updated May 21, 2021

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