Prosecutors say the leader of a South Texas cocaine ring has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.
A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Wednesday sentenced 40-year-old Enrique Zamorano Jr. The Corpus Christi man in August pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.
Authorities say about 180 pounds of cocaine has been confiscated since the investigation began in 2005. Prosecutors say associates of Zamorano would cross the border with Mexico with vehicles loaded with cocaine, bound for Corpus Christi.
Zamorano remains in custody pending his transfer to a federal prison to begin serving his 210-month sentence.
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