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Mexican National Sentenced to Five Years for Trafficking Methamphetamine in New Mexico

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Francisco Calvillo, 52, a Mexican national illegally residing in El Paso, Texas, was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 60 months in prison for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.  Calvillo will be deported following his term of incarceration.

Calvillo was arrested in April 2015, after U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on I-25 in Doña Ana County, N.M., found a handgun in the vehicle’s center console and approximately .77 kilograms (1.7 pounds) of methamphetamine concealed under Calvillo’s clothes.

On Aug. 17, 2015, Calvillo pled guilty to a felony information charging him with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  Calvillo admitted that on April 10, 2015, he drove his car to the Border Patrol checkpoint on I-25 where agents found .77 kilograms of methamphetamine in the waistband of his pants.  Calvillo further admitted that he conspired with others to transport the methamphetamine from Mexico into the United States.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark A. Saltman of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office.

Updated February 22, 2016

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