Eastern District of Texas Court Sentenced Guatemalan Drug Boss Lifetime Imprisonment

A Guatemalan national who ran an international drug trafficking conspiracy was sentenced to life in prison

U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant sentenced Luargas-Garcia, a.k.a. “Primazo,” 44 years old, to life in prison following a full-day sentencing hearing that lasted into the late midnight hours. Luargas-Garcia was a major drug trafficker, according to evidence produced in court, trafficking enormous amounts of cocaine to criminal cartels and guerrilla fighters in Central and South America, as reported by the United States Department of Justice.

Luargas-Garcia, known for using violence against his opponents, used the money from his illegal drug operations to buy guns and train his personal paramilitary security forces. He cooperated with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Colombia’s largest and most dangerous guerrilla group.

2018 Conviction Due to Cocaine Manufacturing and Distribution

On September 18, 2019, Wilson Wilfredo Luargas-Garcia, a/k/a “Primazo,” 44, was found guilty of conspiring to produce and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine for distribution in the United States.

In April 2018, he was extradited to the Eastern District of Texas to face narcotics allegations. He continued running his drug trafficking enterprise from several local jails, even though he never ceased his unlawful dealings. Following his fellow inmates, he smuggled cell phones and other contraband the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Federal detectives collaborated with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Guatemalan Ministerio Publico to identify these actions and disrupt the drug operation. Luargas-Garcia vowed to assassinate a federal prosecutor in revenge.

Illegal Drug shipments will be closely monitored by Authorities

Eduardo A. Chávez, DEA Special Agent in Charge, claims that he is now being held accountable for his actions, which directly impact our communities and loved ones. Those who try to assist cocaine shipments into the United States will face speedy justice as a result of DEA Dallas’ tireless efforts to dismantle Transnational Criminal Organizations around the world, he added.

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