- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two Mexican nationals are facing time in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a heroin trafficking case.

Prosecutors say 22-year-old Ignacio Nieblas Jr., who was living in southern New Mexico, and Bryan Gabriel Marquez-Flores Jr., a 19-year-old resident of Phoenix, entered their pleas in federal court in Albuquerque on Friday.

The two men each face a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. Sentencing hearings have yet to be scheduled.

Nieblas and Marquez-Flores were arrested in February after federal agents seized more than 10 pounds of heroin from them at a train station in Albuquerque.

Authorities said the heroin was concealed inside the men’s luggage.

Nieblas and Marquez-Flores admitted to authorities that they conspired with others to deliver the heroin to an undisclosed destination.


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