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  1. Mick Mouse
    TUCSON, Arizona-A federal judge has sentenced a Mexican man to six years in prison for cocaine trafficking.

    U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins in Tucson sentenced 30-year-old Bay Ignacio Mendivil-Silva of Hermosillo, Mexico, to prison after pleading guilty on august 19 to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and importation of cocaine.

    Authorities say Mendivil-Silva entered the U.S. through Nogales on March 19, 2010 with approximately 15 kilograms of cocaine hidden in his vehicle.

    The U.S. Attorney's office says that Mendivil-Silva was a businessman who made a living buying cars in Nogales and exporting them to Mexico.

    Mendivil-Silva argued at his sentencing this week for a light sentence because he was a first time narcotics trafficker.

    Collins said the defendant abused his Border Crossing Card in order to attempt to smuggle drugs into the U.S.

    www.denverpost.com
    The Denver Post
    The Associated Press
    02/24/2011

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