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Three suspects sentenced to prison for smuggling Methamphetamine from Brownsville to Louisiana



CAMERON COUNTY A Brownsiville man and a couple out of Los Fresnos have been sentenced to prison for their alleged involvement in transporting methamphetamine from Brownsville to Louisiana.

Jesus Hector Garza Jr, Gelacio Flores-Flores, and Mayra Danira Rodriguez all plead guilty to drug smuggling charges in 2018.

The Brownsville Herald reported that in 2016 Garza purchased approximately two kilograms of “ice” from Flores-Flores and “enlisted Rodriguez to find a ‘drug mule’ to get the meth load to Louisiana.”

Federal Auhorities say that Rodriguez hired a Brownsville woman to smuggle the methamphetamine, however law enforcement intercepted the delivery after the smuggler stopped at a motel in Houston due to bad weather.

After a thorough investigation, authorities were able to determine that Garza had purchased methamphetamine from the couple on previous occasions.

Flores-Flores and Rodriguez reportedly had a source supply in Mexico so purchase the drugs.

According to The Brownsville Herald Garza also sold crack cocaine in Brownsville and shipped “powdered cocaine” to other parts of the United States.

Garza was sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison and Rodriguez was sentenced to more than 13 years for her involvement. According to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, Flores-Flores is expected to face deportation following his 16 year sentence.

The three will remain in custody while awaiting transfers to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.

This case was delegated by the DEA, FBI and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

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