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Mountain View Man Guilty Of Smuggling Heroin in Tortilla Press
NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 | Chris Roberts

Posted on 01/24/2013 2:31:28 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Mountain View man faces 10 years to life in prison for receiving a shipment of black tar heroin hidden in a tortilla press.

Mike Gama, 23, was found guilty Tuesday in federal court for accepting a package on June 20, 2011. The package was shipped from Michoacan, Mexico, via DHL, according to the San Jose Mercury News. It contained a wooden tortilla press -- and 1.07 kilograms of black tar heroin, according to the federal Justice Department.

The DHL package was sniffed out by federal agents first in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then in San Jose. Agents were ready to swoop once Gama signed for the package.

He'll be sentenced April 15 to a maximum of life in prison and a 10-year mandatory minimum.


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1 posted on 01/24/2013 2:31:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

a smidgen in comparison to what is coming across the border daily but still, duhhhh,, first detected in Cincinnati? Did he fed ex or ups it? or dhl?

should have used burro express.. damn, now I need to make a run to the border or eat chili. i am pressed to decide.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 2:39:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I empanadaize with you.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 2:46:30 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: NormsRevenge

should have used burro express..


Yep, he was a moron to ship it express mail inside something oddball like a tortilla press. Sure red flag for customs.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 3:13:57 PM PST by lodi90
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To: nickcarraway

And let us not forget that the Opium began it’s journey in AFGHANISTAN where 95% of ALL the Worlds OPIUM is PRODUCED, and What country’s Military is in Complete Control of the Borders in Afghanistan??


5 posted on 01/24/2013 4:24:34 PM PST by eyeamok
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> ...and What country’s Military is in Complete Control of the Borders in Afghanistan??

Monaco? Liechtenstein? Samoa?


6 posted on 01/24/2013 5:36:38 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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