Chronicle: Dominican tourist discovered with drugs in airport

Chronicle: Dominican tourist discovered with drugs in airport. They discovered more than 6 pounds of white powder hidden in his body. Xav...

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  • Chronicle: Dominican tourist discovered with drugs in airport.
  • They discovered more than 6 pounds of white powder hidden in his body.
  • Xavier Ramírez is facing a huge problem thanks to this substance.

A young Dominican believed that he was smarter than the US authorities, as he managed to convince them that he deserved to have a tourist visa, which today is almost impossible to get for most of the people in Latin America who yearn to emigrate to this country legally.

Unfortunately, among the few who have the privilege of being granted a travel permit, there is always someone who takes advantage of it to commit some wrongdoing. This is the case of Xavier Ramírez, 23, a native of the Dominican Republic, although his “luck” did not last long.

They caught him red-handed at the airport: Chronicle Dominican tourist airport

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Xavier Ramírez, 23 years old. (CBP Photos)

Ramírez arrived by plane at the Charlotte air terminal (North Carolina) with his suitcase and papers in order, as if he were any ordinary tourist. In his luggage, the dogs expert in detecting illegal products did not detect anything, so he passed the first inspection without any mishap.

However, when he got to the point of coming face to face with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, things did not turn out as he expected. And it is that one of the officials who was in the final inspection point, detected something irregular in his body, which attracted his attention.

The nightmare begins for Xavier: Chronicle Dominican airport tourist

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Photos CBP

The uniformed man noticed a bulge that protruded in his abdomen, for which he did not hesitate to question him about it. “I think it’s greasy. I’m getting a bit chubby lately, ”the Dominican said in his characteristic jocular tone and as if trying to sound friendly.

Unfortunately for him, his joke was not able to convince him and so they put him in the special interrogation room, where they usually hold and pressure migrants who arouse suspicion and who they consider are not candidates so that they can enter the United States even if they count. with visas for it.

It wasn’t about body fat: Dominican airport tourist report

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Photos CBP

The agents of ‘La Migra’ decided not to stay with the desire to know exactly what was under the clothes of the Caribbean man and demanded that he remove garment by garment. At first he resisted and even said that he was willing to be denied entry into the country and deported immediately.

But she was upset, because they didn’t even want to do that with him, which would have been their best gift. Instead, they told him that if he refused to cooperate, they would put him through X-ray machines since they were legally entitled to that, whether he liked it or not, he was already on US soil. Filed Under: Dominican Airport Tourist Chronicle

When he was cornered, he had no choice but to give in: Chronicle Dominican tourist airport

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Photo Getty Images

Faced with the possibility of being discovered the hard way, Xavier literally gave up. First he removed a thick jacket he was wearing, which made a bulge even more visible. Then he raised his shirt and surprise, there was already in sight what the federal agents imagined.

It was a valuable plastic package, tightly rolled and taped to his body. When they opened it, they saw that it was a white powder and after examining it, they determined that it was more than 6 pounds of cocaine, which is valued on the black market at almost a quarter of a million dollars. Filed as: Chronicle Dominican airport tourist

A long legal torment awaits: Chronicle Dominican airport tourist

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The “poor and defenseless” boy was handed over to the Department of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police who formally accused him of drug trafficking, one of the crimes considered among the most serious in the United States, whose penalties are severe, as well as murder, rape and kidnapping.

Therefore, Xavier awaits a minimum of 10 years of sentence and this if he decides to collaborate with justice, because otherwise, he could easily spend several decades or even the rest of his life behind bars of a cold cell. and in a federal maximum security prison. Filed Under: Dominican Airport Tourist Chronicle

The same was what happened to the ‘Chamuco’: Chronicle Dominican tourist airport

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Charlotee Police

In 2015, something similar always happened in North Carolina, when authorities discovered that Laurentino Benítez Luna, a 45-year-old Mexican who was nicknamed ‘Chamuco’, had illegally brought several kilos of marijuana, cocaine and heroin into the country.

When Laurentino learned that the investigators had a lot of evidence against him that would surely sink him and he would end up convicted, he sought a deal with the Prosecutor’s Office to plead guilty as soon as possible and have his sentence be much less than what he really deserved.

In the end only 12 years fell

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Photo: Getty

For saving taxpayers money by choosing not to go to trial, the federal judge in charge of his case gave him a relatively mild sentence. Just 12 years of confinement, which represents a quarter of what they possibly would have fallen. He practically confessed the entire way his band operated.

He had in great detail how the drug entered Texas from Mexico, usually hidden in vehicles or electronic devices, as well as the way in which it was moved throughout the United States. Thanks to his statement, other drug traffickers fell, from whom firearms and a lot of cash were confiscated. Filed Under: Dominican Airport Tourist Chronicle

The gangsters never give up

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Despite the multiple controls and advanced technological systems that the US authorities have to prevent contraband products or illegal substances from entering the country, there is always someone who manages to make fun of them and the gangsters know it perfectly, as they are also aware that most of those who try are going to be caught on the spot.

They know well that then the full weight of the law will fall on them, for which they never try, but rather spend their time recruiting pawns so that they are the ones who risk their skin. Practically every week they catch many of those fools who, driven by the greed of earning a lot of money for a “quick” job, are gambling to the soul. Thank you for reading my chronicle today in MundoHispánico. Until next time. Filed Under: Dominican Airport Tourist Chronicle

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