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Twice-Deported Immigrant Sentenced to Life

ATLANTA (AP) - An illegal immigrant who was twice deported to
Mexico for drug felonies has been sentenced to life in prison for
taking part in a cocaine trafficking ring.

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta said Monday that 31-year-old Olivar Martinez-Blanco of Lawrenceville was convicted in September of acting as a lookout for a 35-pound cocaine shipment. Inside a stash house, agents found almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 35 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, five pounds of cocaine and several firearms.

U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said Martinez-Blanco, who was
sentenced last week, "llegally re-entered the United States to traffic in cocaine."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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