Texas -- A federal court has sentenced a Mexican cartel manager for conspiring to possess and import cocaine and marijuana. The US
Attorney’s office prosecuted the case in the south Texas town of
Brownsville, near the Texas-Mexico border.
The cartel boss, 41-year-old Juan Roberto Rincon-Rincon, reportedly rose
from being a trusted aide of top cartel leaders to a plaza boss
controlling multiple smuggling routes across the Rio Grande river into
US Border Patrol agents captured Rincon-Rincon last October. The US
Attorney’s office stated that Rincon-Rincon had overseen the smuggling
of 1,100 pounds of marijuana into Texas and also collected taxes or fees
from other drug shipments.
Rincon-Rincon did not testify and faces 10 years to life in prison for
the two charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 7, 2013.