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Laredo Woman Heads to Prison for Smuggling Drugs Through Port of Entry

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

LAREDO, Texas – A 23-year-old woman has been sentenced for her role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Guadalupe Vazquez, of Laredo, pleaded guilty May 5, 2017.


Today, U.S. District Judge Diana Saldaña ordered Vazquez to serve a total of 18 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.


On Dec. 19, 2015, Vazquez took part in a conspiracy to smuggle 30 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine through the IH-35 checkpoint near Laredo. She was driving a 2003 BMW sedan in which 30 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine was found inside the gas tank of the vehicle.  


Vazquez was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.


The Drug Enforcement Administration and Border Patrol conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney José Angel Flores Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated September 20, 2017

Drug Trafficking