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Woman Charged with Importing 88 Kilos of Meth

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

LAREDO, Texas – A 21-year-old Georgia woman faces up to life in prison if convicted on charges of importing methamphetamine into the United States, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Nandi Bibiano was originally charged via criminal complaint. Today, a Laredo grand jury returned a two-count indictment alleging she imported methamphetamine into the United States and conspired to do so. She is set for arraignment before a U.S. magistrate judge in the near future. 

The criminal complaint alleges Bibiano, of Brunswick, Georgia, attempted to enter the United States June 28, 2019, at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge Number 2 in Laredo. She was driving a Dodge Caravan, according to the charges. Inside, law enforcement allegedly discovered a modified compartment in the floor of the vehicle in which they recovered 88.40 kilograms of methamphetamine.

If convicted, she faces up to life in prison and a possible $10 million fine.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with assistance from Customs and Border Protection. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Day is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

Updated July 16, 2019

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