North Carolina law enforcement officers arrested an illegal immigrant was arrested after he allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover cop.
Jose Humberto Espinoza-Eguia, a 36-years-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, was working with his partner Abel Vega Alcantar, 40-years-old, when they sold an undercover police officer cocaine, according to the News Observer. Together, Espinoza-Eguia and Alcantar were planning on selling 28 to 200 grams of cocaine, police said.
Espinoza-Eguia was arrested by law enforcement at a convenience store nearby where he was living, while Alcantar was arrested at Espinoza-Eguia’s home.
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Now, Espinoza-Eguia is facing deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. An immigration judge has already ordered Espinoza-Eguia be deported before the alleged crime. If Espinoza-Eguia is released from the Raleigh prison for any reason, ICE is expected to take full custody of the illegal immigrant.
Besides the drug trafficking charges, Espinoza-Eguia is being charged with selling cocaine, possessing cocaine with an intent to sell and using a vehicle to sell cocaine. An additional three felony charges have been filed against the illegal immigrant.
Espinoza-Eguia is being held on an $110,000 bail, while Alcantar is being held on a $150,000 bail.
Drug trafficking and drug sales in Raleigh are primarily controlled by the Mexican drug cartel known as the ‘Beltran-Leyva Organization,’ according to obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The Sinaloa Cartel also runs smaller operations in the city.