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Mexican Trucker to Be Sentenced for Role in Smuggling 50 Tons of Marijuana

A Mexican trucker faces a long prison sentence for his role in two major drug tunnels along theU.S.-Mexico border.

Daniel Navarro is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in San Diego for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Prosecutors tied him to two tunnels that linked warehouses in San Diego and Tijuana last November. The tunnels had lighting and ventilation and were equipped with rail cars.

Authorities seized about 50 tons of marijuana in the raids in the two tunnels.

Prosecutors want the 45-year-old Navarro to spend 30 years in prison. His attorney says the government overstates his involvement and is asking for 10 years in prison.

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HarryStreet | December 1, 2011 at 9:36 a.m. ― 2 years, 10 months ago

I suppose America is responsible since the demand for drugs here is so high.

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Missionaccomplished | December 1, 2011 at 11:54 a.m. ― 2 years, 10 months ago

In large part, YES, David. If you are one of those rightwingers like Sean Inanity who think the USA doesn't have a drug problem, then you are either delusional or in denial.

Good. I'm glad he got a long prison sentence. You want to play with fire, you may get burned. That said, both you and I know this is a much larger, complex issue. Had Prop 19 passed this wouldn't be an issue.

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Missionaccomplished | December 1, 2011 at 11:57 a.m. ― 2 years, 10 months ago

"64 Navy sailors to be kicked out for drug use | SignOnSanDiego.comwww.signonsandiego.com/.../64-navy-sailors-to-be-kicked-out-for-d...Cached
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Oct 20, 2011 – The Navy says it will kick out 64 sailors from the San Diego-based U.S. Third Fleet who have been caught for illegal drug use or distribution,"

I suppose da messicans are responsible for these scummy squids, David?

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HarryStreet | December 1, 2011 at 2:22 p.m. ― 2 years, 10 months ago

Missionaccomplished - WAKE UP!!! Drug problems exist all over the world. You'd be surprised to learn how much of a drug problem in Mexico exists, but the government squashes news reports because they don't have freedom of the press. If you think otherwise, you must live in your own free-thinking world.

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