TUCSON – A drug trafficking organization, consisting of six people, smuggled methamphetamine and heroin from Mexico to Arizona during a two year period.
The leader of the group, Marco Antonio Flores-Enriquez, also known as “Pumba,” entered into a plea deal and was sentenced to ten years in prison.
What makes this drug bust interesting, is how it was monitored by the traffickers. Innocent people were involved and did not even know it.
Flores-Enriquez and his team would place drugs in vehicles, without the owner’s knowledge or consent in Mexico.
They would follow these drivers into the United States and off-load the drugs when the victims were not around. GPS devices were also placed on the vehicles to track the loads.
News 4 Tucson obtained court documents which said, “Flores-Enriquez’s house in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, served as “ground zero” for the scheme.
Flores-Enriquez was charged with conspiracy to possess 67.09 kilograms of methamphetamine and 6.78 kilograms of heroin.
He entered a plea deal of “conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.”
Flores-Enriquez was sentenced to ten years in prison and will be placed on supervised release for five years. Along with restitution of almost $3,500 to two victims.
The other five people including Flores-Enriquez’s wife, Eva are awaiting trial.