LAREDO, Texas – A 23-year-old woman has been sentenced for
her role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession
with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe
Martinez. Guadalupe Vazquez, of Laredo, pleaded guilty May 5, 2017.
Today, U.S. District Judge Diana Saldaña ordered Vazquez to
serve a total of 18 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by
three years of supervised release.
On Dec. 19, 2015, Vazquez took part in a conspiracy to
smuggle 30 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine through the IH-35 checkpoint
near Laredo. She was driving a 2003 BMW sedan in which 30 kilograms of liquid
methamphetamine was found inside the gas tank of the vehicle.
Vazquez was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily
surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near
The Drug Enforcement Administration and Border Patrol
conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney José Angel Flores Jr.
prosecuted the case.