- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a California man has admitted his role in a conspiracy to transport 12 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey and other destinations on the East coast.

Jesus Iribe pleaded guilty in New Jersey to a conspiracy charge. The 38-year-old Riverside resident now faces at least five years in prison when he’s sentenced Oct. 4 and could receive as much as 40 years.

Iribe also will forfeit $446,310 in cash, an AR-1 assault rifle and three handguns that were found when he was arrested in March 2015.

Prosecutors say law enforcement authorities recorded and observed meetings between Iribe and other conspirators in February 2013. They eventually followed a tractor trailer to New York City, where they allegedly recovered a produce box containing 12 kilograms of cocaine.


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