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South Texan admits to importing crystal meth

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

McALLEN, Texas – A 39-year-old Edinburg woman has pleaded guilty to importing 24 kilograms of crystal meth into the United States from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

On April 17, 2022, Nelly Guerra attempted to make entry into the United States through the Donna Port of Entry. During inspection, authorities discovered 15 packages concealed within the side panels of the vehicle.

The investigation revealed the substance was meth with a purity level of 90%.

U.S. District Judge Hinojosa will impose sentencing July 26. At that time, Guerra faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in federal prison.

She has been and will remain in custody pending sentencing.   

Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Customs and Border Protection. Assistant U.S. Attorney Devin V. Walker is prosecuting the case.

Updated April 24, 2023

Drug Trafficking