A Mexican national, residing illegally in the United States, has been sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison for what prosecutors said was his leadership role in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking operation in Idaho.
Feds say Oscar Adan Jaimez-Munoz, 23, of Anaheim, Calif., imported more than 4.5 kilograms of high purity meth through California and into the Treasure Valley. Jaimez-Munoz was busted in January, when officials said he was caught with eight pounds of meth while attempting to sell drugs to an undercover officer.
“We hope this sentence will deter others who choose to profit from peddling this poison in our community," said U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson in the sentencing announcement. "This office will work together with its federal, state and local law enforcement partners to bring drug traffickers to justice.”
U.S. District Judge Dee Benson ordered Jaimez-Munoz be deported to Mexico after serving his prison sentence. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Ada County Sheriff’s Office; the Boise, Meridian and Nampa police departments; and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, which includes the FBI, DEA, ATF, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Internal Revenue Service.