Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Import Narcotics to US - NBC 7 San Diego

Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Import Narcotics to US



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    A man pleaded guilty Monday to making arrangements to smuggle narcotics across the U.S-Mexico border into San Diego. 

    According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Jesus Manual Salazar-Nunez, 35, was charged with conspiracy to import heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine into the U.S. from Sinaloa, Mexico. 

    He was charged in a sealed indictment on Sept. 15, 2015 and was arrested the next day at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

    According to the indictment, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration found narcotics hidden inside tractor-trailers carrying canned food and drinks. 

    The drugs would get unloaded at a warehouse in Tijuana and later be smuggled into San Diego.

    Salazar-Nunez admitted to making arrangements for four tractor-trailers that were seized by Mexican authorities.

    In one instance, about 422 kilograms of meth, 38 kilograms of heroin and four kilograms of cocaine was discovered inside a tractor-trailer on April 28, 2015.

    Salazar-Nunez will be sentenced on Nov. 9.

    If convicted on all charges, he could face 10 years to life in prison.

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