Mexican Female Admits To Smuggling Meth Into U.S. On 8 Trips

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A female Mexican smuggler, who admitted to multiple smuggling runs got a slap on the wrist in federal court in Tucson.

According to the Department of Justice, Emma Encinas-Obregon, 34, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Raner C. Collins to 45 months in prison.

Encinas-Obregon’s prison sentence is to be followed by three years of supervised release. Encinas-Obregon pleaded guilty to Importation of Methamphetamine.

On October 19, 2022, Encinas-Obregon entered the United States from Mexico through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona, in a 2011 Audi A4. Concealed inside the vehicle were 50 packages containing 23 kilograms of methamphetamines. Encinas-Obregon admitted to smuggling drugs into the United States on eight separate occasions since August 2022. Each time, after entering the United States, Encinas-Obregon would leave her car while shopping and members of a criminal organization would remove drugs from her vehicle. Encinas-Obregon was paid approximately $2,000 each time she smuggled drugs from Mexico into the United States.

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  1. Three years of “supervised release?” She’s a Mexican…who’s going to follow-up on that? And the meth? She obviously doesn’t care about what it does to people…. make her eat it.

  2. Americans are often taken advantage of because as a collective people we are know for helping those in need around the world. This case is representative of failed government policies which take advantage of Americans in many ways. Our present administration with the help of media pundits have swayed many viewers into thinking those wanting to escape poverty or chaotically run countries qualifies immigrants as asylum seekers. Economic disparities is a major factor for immigration but not asylum. Once Americans are convinced that everyone from any country with problems deserves asylum then our borders become irrelevant. And our system soon overwhelms our society. America has many problems which are exacerbated and often driven by the POLICIES implemented by the current President and his administration’s advisers. Drug smuggling among the many others are not meant to be part of the news cycle or attributed to an open border policy.

  3. So the deterioration and subsequent death of our youth proceeds unabated in this country as a result of uncaring judges and prosecutors. This woman should have received minimum 15 yrs prior to being eligible for parole.
    This is disgusting and heart wrenching.

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