Mexican National Found Guilty of Meth Conspiracy

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EL PASO – Yesterday, a federal jury convicted a Mexican national for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, on July 15, 2021, Maria Guadalupe Rivas Camacho, 38, was found in possession of over 633 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine, which was stored in a house in San Elizario.  Camacho was paid $1,000 a week to stay at the residence and watch over the plastic containers that stored the methamphetamine.  During trial it was also revealed that a tractor trailer would come at least once a week to fill the plastic containers with the liquid meth.

Camacho faces up to life in prison when she is sentenced.  A sentencing date has not been set.

Camacho has remained in federal custody since her arrest on July 15, 2021. 

U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western District of Texas and Homeland Security Investigations Acting Special Agent in Charge Taekuk Cho made the announcement.

HSI is investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys John S. Johnston and Richard D. Watts are prosecuting the case.