The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

11-year sentence for drug trafficking

SEATTLE -- A man described as a key player in a drug trafficking ring that smuggled cocaine and other drugs between Canada and Washington state has received an 11-year prison term.
The Justice Department said 40-year-old Ruben Camacho-Contreras, a Mexican citizen, was the second in command of a prolific drug trafficking organization. He was arrested in May 2011 and sentenced Friday in Seattle for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Chief U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman said Camacho-Contreras likely would be deported after his prison term.
Federal prosecutors say the drug organization cocaine and methamphetamine from California into Washington and across the border into Canada. It also distributed marijuana and ecstasy from Canada into Western Washington and to other U.S. locations.
Story tags » PrisonDrug TraffickingSeattle

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...