Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mexican sentenced to prison for smuggling meth in frames of religious art


PENNSYLVANIA---A Mexican citizen living in Pittsburgh, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months of incarceration and five years of supervision on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, according to an announcement by United States Attorney David J. Hickton. According to information presented to the court, Rojas-Perez had initially received a “test” package from Toluca, Mexico, consisting of a framed religious picture, which contained no drugs. Rojas- Perez opened the package and assured himself that the package had not been tampered with, before storing it in his residence. Approximately one week later, Rojas-Perez received two additional framed religious pictures, containing nearly one kilogram of methamphetamine hidden inside the hollowed-out frames. [link]