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Local woman convicted of narcotics conspiracy

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

LAREDO, Texas – A 24-year-old Laredo woman has entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Between March 1 and April 1, 2019, in Laredo, Karla Yvonne Lozano conspired with others to deliver cocaine totaling approximately 21 kilograms.

On March 1, 2019, Lozano delivered 10 bundles of cocaine weighing approximately 10.55 kilograms at a parking lot near Kohl’s in Laredo. The following month, she again delivered more bundles of cocaine then at a local Wal-Mart. The second set weighed approximately 11.25 kilograms.

U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo accepted the plea and set sentencing for Dec. 7. At that time, Lozano faces up to life in prison and a possible $10 million maximum fine. She was permitted to remain on bond pending that hearing. 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno is prosecuting the case.

Updated September 1, 2021

Topic
Drug Trafficking