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Mexican Man Pleads Guilty to Importing 300 Pounds of Methamphetamine

A 41-year-old resident of Monterrey, Mexico, has pleaded guilty to importing 300 pounds of methamphetamine, as announced by U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

On November 22, 2023, Allan Alberto Moreno Trevino approached the Laredo Colombia Solidarity International Bridge Port of Entry driving a white 2004 Ford F-250 pickup truck. Law enforcement referred him to secondary inspection, where an x-ray revealed anomalies within the vehicle’s fuel tank.

Authorities noticed Moreno Trevino's nervous behavior during the inspection, eventually asking if something had been found.

Further inspection revealed the fuel tank was filled with liquid methamphetamine mixed with gasoline. Law enforcement extracted nine buckets of the mixture, weighing approximately 137.2 kilograms, with an estimated street value of $340,000.

As part of his plea, Moreno Trevino admitted he expected payment between $1,500 and $2,000 for transporting the drugs from Mexico. He also confessed to knowing the fuel tank contained a controlled substance intended for delivery to others in San Antonio, where the liquid methamphetamine would be extracted.

U.S. District Judge Diana Saldaña will determine sentencing at a later date. Moreno Trevino faces up to life in prison and a possible $10 million maximum fine.

He has been and will remain in custody pending sentencing.

Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with the assistance of Customs and Border Protection. Assistant U.S. Attorney Homero Ramirez is prosecuting the case.

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