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Houston area drug smuggler gets 22 years

08-16-2012 12:22 BJT

HOUSTON, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- The head of a drug trafficking ring was sentenced to 22 years in prison here Wednesday.

Isaias Gallegos, based in Sugarland near Houston, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting money laundering, local media reported.

Nearly a dozen members of Gallegos' ring had already been brought to justice.

Since 2009 Houston authorities have raided the ring for several times, seizing over 1.8 million U.S. dollars in cash, more than 135 kilograms of cocaine, along with assault rifles and vehicles.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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