Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article
[ Subject Matter: Narco Tunnels, Evelio Padilla Zepeda "Buzo"
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]
Reporter: Ines Garcia Ramos
The Honduran citizen Evelio Padilla Zepeda, was declared guilty of trafficking 25 kilos of cocaine through a narco tunnel that exits in the All American Canal, North of the frontier between Mexicali, Baja California and Calexico, California.
The man, 28 years old, was presented before a Federal Judge of the United States, William Gallo, this week to respond to the events that occurred on the 25th of April of 2015, when Agents of the Frontier Patrol responded to a report of a person that was found in the Canal that runs parallel to the frontier from Yuma, Arizona to Calexico, California.
The Attorney General of the South District of California, informed in a press release, that the youngster, a resident of Mexicali, could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.00 for the crime of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
Documents presented before the Court, indicate that the man was found in the water wearing a divers wet suit. The Agents apprehended Padilla Zepeda, which led to the discovery of 25 packets, some sealed air tight and others wrapped in Xmas wrapping paper that contained cocaine.
Also they confiscated the diving accoutrement's used by the man, including two compressed air breathing tanks. The detention of Padilla Zepeda derived from the discovery of the narco tunnel that crosses from Mexicali and continues under the frontier until it exits in the canal.
The subterranean passage had a distance of 46 metres.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana