Mexican National Sentenced for Meth, Illegal Reentry
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Mexican national was sentenced in federal court today for his role in the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally reentering the United States after having been deported.
Bardomiano Jungo, 36, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 10 years and one month in federal prison without parole.
A law enforcement officer encountered co-defendant Jose Angel Loaiza, 27, of Lamirada, Calif., at the Greyhound bus station at 1101 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo., on March 26, 2013. Loaiza was carrying three bundles containing a total of approximately 1.4 kilograms of pure methamphetamine inside a red backpack. While the officer was speaking to him, Loaiza’s cell phone rang and he answered in Spanish, “I’m here.”
The officer who arrested Loaiza told the other officers that someone was probably waiting in the parking lot to pick up Loaiza. Officers saw Jungo waiting in a Ford Explorer, then start to drive out of the parking lot without picking anyone up. An officer stopped Jungo and began to question him; Jungo’s cell phone rang and displayed the same Long Beach, Calif., telephone number that had called Loaiza a few minutes earlier.
Jungo identified himself under a false name and showed law enforcement officers a Kansas driver’s license and Social Security card with that name. That Social Security number, however, belongs to an Inglewood, Calif., resident.
After being convicted in Jackson County Circuit Court of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Jungo was deported from the United States on March 20, 2002. Jungo admitted that he was illegally in the United States.
Loaiza was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to his role in the conspiracy.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Davids and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trey Alford. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.