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Former Sesa driver sentenced to 10 years for trafficking in government vehicle

Chetumal, Q.R. — The former driver of a government vehicle has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Carlos “N”, a former employee of the Quintana Roo Health Secretariat (Sesa) based out of Chetumal, was arrested in July of last year after he was found transporting over 197 kilos of marijuana.

The drums of marijuana were found by military personnel during a late night highway check stop. They were located in the covered bed of the federal government’s pickup truck.

Earlier this week, the former Secretaría de Salud de Quintana Roo (Sesa) employee was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking, reported the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR).

His trial included the testimony of elements of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), who detailed the arrest occurred on the night of July 15, 2022, when, during a routine check, they found the drugs.

In the covered bed of the small truck were 20 drums of marijuana, each weighing around 10 kilos. At the time of his arrest, he was a casual three-month Sesa employee. Carlos “N” will remain in the CERESO in the city of Cancun.