MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Friday, Savino Juarez-Cabrales, 45, was sentenced for 10 years in federal prison for coordinating a shipment of 15 kilograms of cocaine and 1 kilogram of heroine through the U.S. Postal Service to Memphis via a multi-vehicle carrier.
On December 4 last year, an inspector with the United States Postal Inspection Service seized the suspected package that contained 1 kilogram of heroin.
That following Friday, a multi-vehicle carrier was stopped in Oklahoma en-route to Cordova containing 15 kilograms of cocaine.
"Drug distribution conspiracies are not victimless crimes. Those who exploit the sanctity of the U.S. Mail system and use other transportation logistics to victimize citizens of the Western District of Tennessee will pay the price for such lawlessness." U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said.
Cabrales is an undocumented immigrant, and will be subject to deportation after the completion of his sentence.
The U.S. Postal Service and Drug Enforcement Agency partnered for the investigation.