Extradited drug trafficker sentenced in Texas
by Associated Press Wire
April 25, 2013 11:30 AM | 454 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for distributing cocaine through Texas for the Zetas cartel.

Prosecutors in Corpus Christi say U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack on Thursday sentenced Benito Aguilar-Ozuna to 235 months in prison for conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

Aguilar-Ozuna was extradited to the U.S. last year following his indictment in 2008.

Prosecutors say Aguilar-Ozuna was the most trusted distributor for Carlos Alberto Oliva-Castillo, also known as "La Rana," or the frog, who ran drugs through the Mexican border town of Diaz Ordaz. Oliva-Castillo was arrested in Mexico in 2011.

Aguilar-Ozuna pleaded guilty in January. Prosecutors say he distributed cocaine through Texas and on to Florida, California, Oregon, Georgia and Illinois.



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