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Suburban Illinois Man With Cartel" Connection" Carries Herom Via Public Bus

By Beenthere2Hippie, May 6, 2016 | Updated: May 6, 2016 | |
  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago man authorities say is linked to the Guerrero Unidos Mexican cartel has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.

    Alexander Figueroa of Aurora admitted Thursday to participating in a scheme to sell and transport heroin from Mexico using commercial passenger buses. Authorities say the buses were kept at Chicago-area warehouses so they could be loaded with drug proceeds for return to Mexico.

    Other people charged in the scheme include Figueroa's brother-in-law, Pablo Vega Cuevas, who the U.S. Attorney's office alleges leads the Chicago-area cell connected to Guerrero Unidos. Mexican prosecutors blame the drug cartel for the disappearance of 43 students in 2014.

    Under Thursday's plea agreement, Figueroa agreed to cooperate in other cases and could face up to a 14-years prison sentence. His attorney didn't return messages Thursday.

    AP/May 5, 2016
    Newshawk Crew

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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


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