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Brownsville man sentenced to prison for attempting to smuggle cocaine

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Posted at 8:09 PM, Dec 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-16 13:05:32-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A man from Brownsville will be serving a two year prison sentence for attempting to smuggle cocaine through a Border Patrol checkpoint, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas on Wednesday.

The release states 27-year-old Jonathan Martinez will serve his sentence, plus three years of supervised release after he plead guilty to his charges in October 2021.

The release states on Oct. 19, 2020, Martinez arrived at the Border Patrol checkpoint near Sarita.

A K-9 alerted to his vehicle and a search revealed three bundles of cocaine hidden in an aftermarket metal box and a computer module.

The seized cocaine weighed just under three kilograms, which had an estimated street value of $75,000.

Martinez was allowed to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a federal prison facility.

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