MCALLEN, Texas — A three-time deported Mexican drug trafficker was caught at the Texas border once again re-entering the country illegally. His arrest comes just a little over a month after his last deportation. The previously convicted drug dealer was described by DEA agents as one of the top methamphetamine distributors in Des Moines, Iowa.
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 27-year-old Daniel Gonzalez Hernandez in the border city of Donna. He was arrested just after he had crossed into the country illegally, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed.
During a follow up investigation into Gonzalez, agents learned that he had been deported on July 2 from New Orleans, Louisiana. Before his third deportation, Gonzalez had been in a federal prison serving out the rest of a 10 year prison sentence for conspiracy to sell crystal methamphetamine commonly known as ICE; he was convicted of the charge in 2010.
Gonzalez’s initial arrest in 2009 came after an undercover investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Agents identified him as the leader of a methamphetamine distribution ring. To catch him, DEA agents and Des Moines Police used an informant to help set up a purchase of methamphetamine.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos in McAllen ordered that Gonzalez be held without bond.