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Reynosa doctor sentenced to more than 3 years in smuggling case

August 2, 2018

McALLEN — A doctor from Reynosa will serve 40 months in federal prison for his role in smuggling cocaine into the country.

Dante Jaime Yoplac-Augustín, 38, stood before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez on Tuesday to face sentencing in a case related to his March arrest at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.

In early May, Yoplac pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled substance related to his attempt to smuggle in 38 kilos of cocaine through a port of entry, court records show.

Government prosecutors alleged Yoplac was part of a drug trafficking ring, along with Jorge Montoya-Rivera, 51, that moved cocaine into the country using altered vehicles to conceal the narcotics.

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lzazueta@themonitor.com

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