SAVANNAH, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) – The second of two men pled guilty to a federal drug trafficking charge after federal agents seized more than 45 pounds of cocaine from a Savannah shipment.
Jimmy Alexander Pujols, a/k/a “El Gallo,” 35, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms or More of Cocaine in U.S. District Court, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.READ MORE: Federal Jury Convicts Telfair County Man In Drug Trafficking Case
The co-defendant in the case, Fausto Mendez Ramos, a/k/a “Rudy Reyes Polanco,” 40, earlier pled guilty to Conspiracy to Import a Controlled Substance.READ MORE: Home Health Agency To Pay Millions To Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Each of the charges carries a penalty of up to life in prison, and there is no parole in the federal system.MORE NEWS: Georgia Man Sentenced For Filing False Liens Against Federal Government Officials
In June 2019, investigators seized packages containing 21.3 kilos of cocaine while serving a federal search warrant at an Augusta warehouse holding a shipping container from Savannah. They arrested Pujols and Ramos, who arrived to oversee the operation of transferring the hidden packages of drugs from the container to a truck for shipment to Florida.