Cuban Who Fled Texas in 2003 Guilty in Drug Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Cuban who fled Texas in 2003 following his drug-smuggling arrest then turned up last fall bound in a vehicle faces up to 40 years in prison.

Prosecutors in McAllen on Tuesday announced 45-year-old Alexis Estevez-Alvarez of Havana has been convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. A federal jury also found Estevez-Alvarez guilty of failure to appear.

Investigators in June 2003 discovered nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana in a shed near the suspect's home in Mercedes. Estevez-Alvarez was free on bond when he disappeared.

Estevez-Alvarez last October was found restrained and inebriated in the bed of a pickup truck at the Progreso Port of Entry. Investigators say someone drove Estevez-Alvarez into Texas, then returned to Mexico. Prosecutors didn't immediately provide additional details.

Estevez-Alvarez remains in custody pending sentencing.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 214784561 - kbtx.com/a?a=214784561