Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Failed Drug Trafficking Attempt in Brownsville
BROWNSVILLE – A 33-year-old U.S. citizen was sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine into Brownsville from Mexico.
On June 2017, Gerardo Leal was referred to a secondary station at the Gateway International Bridge. He then attempted to flee back to Mexico.
He was detained by several officers before reaching the Mexican side, according to court documents.
Upon further inspection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers later found five kilograms of alleged cocaine hidden in a false compartment near the console of the car.
Leal remains in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.