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Truck driver faces life in prison for role in nationwide large-scale cocaine trafficking conspiracy

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A Texas truck driver has admitted to participating in a large-scale cocaine trafficking conspiracy, officials say.

On April 26, 2024, Dallas resident Javier Robledo Perez, 39, pleaded guilty in in federal court in Worcester, Massachusetts, to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, in May 2020, “Perez was stopped by law enforcement as he traveled into Massachusetts in his commercial semi-truck, from which 30 vacuum sealed bricks, containing approximately 30 kilograms of cocaine, were seized.”

Officials said that they later learned that Perez was working on behalf of a drug trafficking organization based in Mexico and Texas when he arranged with co-conspirators to deliver 30 kilograms of cocaine to a cooperating witness in Massachusetts.

The two charges that Perez pleaded guilty to both carry a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, at least five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $10 million.

Co-defendant Carlos Alfredo Longoria, 33, of Laredo, Texas, was sentenced last year to 34 months in prison and two years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. Longoria was also a truck driver.

The case was investigated as part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation.

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