Long arm of the law catches up with drug trafficking fugitive

After 14 years on the run a 42-year-old Roma man has pleaded guilty to charges filed against him in 2002 for conspiring to possess and possession with intent to distribute more than 1000 kilos of marijuana, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

A federal grand jury indicted Romeo Eduardo Barrera in September 2002 for federal drug law violations. He was Initially released on bond, but failed to appear for a pretrial conference before U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt in Houston in February 2003. A warrant issued for his arrest.


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