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Monday, May 11, 2015

New York Man Sentenced to 105 Months for Cocaine Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE—Malik S. Williams, 32, of Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 105 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for his cocaine trafficking conviction.

Williams was arrested on Sept. 19, 2014, at the Amtrak train station in Albuquerque after DEA agents learned that Williams had concealed bundles containing more than three kilograms of cocaine in his luggage.  Williams was subsequently indicted on Oct. 7, 2014, and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Williams entered a guilty plea to the indictment on Nov. 19, 2014, and admitted possessing and transporting three bundles of cocaine that were concealed inside the bottom liner of his suitcase.

This case was investigated by the Interdiction Unit of the DEA’s Albuquerque office, which focuses on disrupting the flow of narcotics, weapons, and the proceeds of illegal activities as they are smuggled into or through New Mexico in passenger buses, passenger trains, commercial vehicles and automobiles.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Presiliano Torrez prosecuted the case.

Updated May 11, 2015