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Corpus Christi man to serve 10 years on federal drug charges

Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 17:49:56-04

A Corpus Christi man is headed to prison after being convicted on federal drug charges.

According to U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, 41-year-old Ramiro Cordova Jr. has been ordered to serve 10 years in prison and five years of probation following an October conviction for conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

During the sentencing, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane noted Cordova’s career criminal history, including aggravated robbery, kidnapping and other drug convictions.

Cordova was arrested in 2016, after authorities found 40 bundles of cocaine weighing approximately 103 pounds inside of a tractor trailer he was driving, Patrick said.

According to Patrick, Cordova initially claimed he thought he was transporting marijuana, but later admitted that he was carrying cocaine and was to be paid $1,000 per kilogram.