Twenty-seven-year-old Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, aka metro 103, was brought to federal court to face Judge Dorina Ramos in a detention hearing, after his arrest by homeland security agents with the assistance of U.S.D.A. and McAllen police.
This according to the U.S. Attorney’s office which identified him under the name of Mario Guadalupe today Saenz admitted he went under that alias.
The criminal complaint states Saenz drove a truck registered under the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the river banks of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County where he allegedly picked up a bag left in the brush. A bag he presumably transported to a commercial parking lot in McAllen where he was arrested.
Investigators later confirmed the contents to be nine kilograms of cocaine, and after a search warrant at his residence, agents confiscated a firearm, given his two prior felony convictions, Saenz is prohibited from possessing such weapon.
In April, the head attorney general in Mexico Jesus Murillo-Karam had made the announcement of a new police effort that aimed at capturing at least 12 cartel members including Saenz.
For now, the metro 103 will be transferred to Beaumont, Texas where his case will resume.
If found guilty of these offenses, Saenz could face from 10 years to life in prison.