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Laredoan Convicted in Marijuana Conspiracy

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

LAREDO, Texas – A 25-year old man from Laredo has admitted to conspiring with others to possess with the intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Between May 30, 2016, and June 6, 2016, Martin Delgado coordinated the transportation of more than 375 kilograms of marijuana which was supposed to be delivered to Dallas. Authorities ultimately seized the drugs at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo.

Today, Delgado admitted to his role in the conspiracy.

Sentencing before U.S. District Judge Diana Saldaña has not yet been set, but at that time Delgado will face a minimum of five and up to 40 years in federal prison as well as a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

He was permitted to remain on bond that hearing.  

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and Border Patrol conducted the long-term Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation dubbed Operation Eagle Ford Tour. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher dos Santos and Graciela R. Lindberg are prosecuting the case.

Updated August 2, 2019

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