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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Mexican National Gets 14 Years For Trafficking Methamphetamine, Cocaine And Heroin

McALLEN, Texas – Cesar Eloy Munoz-Silva, of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, has been sentenced to 168 months imprisonment for importing methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin into the United States from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

At the time of his guilty plea, he admitted that on March 8, 2014, he had driven a vehicle from Mexico into the United States through the Anzalduas, Texas, port of entry, knowing the vehicle contained a controlled substance. Upon inspection, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered several controlled substances hidden within the front and rear seats of the vehicle. In all, agents seized 18 bricks of methamphetamine weighing approximately 29 kilograms, nine bricks of cocaine weighing approximately 10 kilograms and five bricks of heroin weighing approximately four kilograms.

At the time of his arrest, Munoz admitted to having transported narcotics to Houston on nine or 10 previous occasions. U.S. District Judge Randy Crane took that into account upon imposition of the sentence today.   

Munoz has been in custody without bond since his arrest in March 2014, where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and CBP. Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda Requénez prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 30, 2015