A Mexican national has been sentenced to 10 years for trafficking heroin into the country following an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Back in 2015, Mexican national Martin Segoviano-Fierro, 35, was arrested and charged after he was caught with heroin with the intention of selling it, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.
Segoviano-Fierro was found with one kilogram of heroin in the trunk of the car that he was a passenger in, after being pulled over by police.
In October 2015, Segoviano-Fierro was indicted for trafficking heroin into the country. Later, in March 2016, Segoviano-Fierro pleaded guilty to the heroin trafficking charge where he admitted that on Sept. 2015 “he transported more than 100 grams of heroin into Albuquerque and was to be paid $5,000 for the delivery,” according to an ICE news release.
After Segoviano-Fierro finishes his prison sentence, ICE officials said he will be placed in removal proceedings where he will be deported out of the country.
Back in 2015, Breitbart News reported on the expansion of the cartels to increase their revenues through trafficking and selling heroin as marijuana became less profitable.
The increase of opium poppy cultivation by the cartels correlates directly with the spike of heroin-related deaths across the country.
In 2015, heroin surpassed cocaine and methamphetamine as the number one drug threat to the country, Breitbart News reported.
John Binder is a contributor for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.