Jan 10, 2012

Drug War: Mexican cartel official pleads guilty in Texas

Houston Chronicle: " A man accused of being high-ranking member of the Mexican Gulf Cartel's drug operations along the Texas border pleaded guilty to immigration and weapons charges Monday, one day before jury selection was to begin for his federal trial, prosecutors said.

Jose Luis Zuniga Hernandez, 43, entered his pleas in federal court in Brownsville and was ordered to remain in custody until his sentencing April 16, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson's office. Zuniga could face up to 20 years in prison on the immigration charge and as many as 10 years' imprisonment on the weapons charge." read more

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