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Mexican National Living in California Sentenced to Over Eight Years in Federal Prison for Attempting to Purchase Five Kilograms of Cocaine

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

Miami, Florida – Drug trafficker, Pablo Alexander Reyes-Sanchez, a 33-year-old Mexican national, was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Miami to 97 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Cecilia M. Altonaga.

Reyes-Sanchez brokered a deal involving the purchase of five kilograms of cocaine for $160,000.  Reyes-Sanchez traveled to Miami with a co-conspirator, obtained a sample of cocaine for inspection, and then completed the transaction by providing the seller the cash in exchange for the cocaine.  Law enforcement officers arrested Reyes-Sanchez and his co-conspirator and seized the currency for forfeiture.

Reyes-Sanchez previously pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and reentry of a removed alien.

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Deanne L. Reuter, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Division, made the announcement.

DEA Miami and Hialeah Police Department investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Hudock prosecuted it.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mitchell Hyman is handling asset forfeiture.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case no. 21-cr-20032. 



Marlene Rodriguez
Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney
Public Affairs Officer

Updated December 23, 2021

Drug Trafficking