CORPUS CHRISTI–A Corpus Christi man gets sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for his role in a cocaine conspriracy case.
Enrique Zamorano Jr. was sentenced to 210 months during a sentencing hearing that happened last Thursday at the Corpus Christi Federal Court.
At least 81 kilograms of cocaine has been seized by law enforcement since 2005 which is directly attributable to this drug trafficking organization lead by Zamorano.
The organization operated by employing individuals to cross the U.S./Mexico border with vehicles loaded with cocaine and bringing the cocaine to Corpus Christi.
Following formal charges in this matter, Zamorano, a U.S. citizen, initially fled to Mexico. He was deported in December 2010.
Zamorano, 40, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine on Aug. 15, 2011. His wife, Gladyzbeth Zamorano, 37, was previously sentenced in relation to this case on charges of loan fraud.
Zamorano has been in federal custody since his return to the U.S.