NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Mexican man who flew to Norfolk to retrieve hundreds of thousands of dollars in narcotics proceeds and unsold cocaine is facing a decade in prison.
The U.S. Attorneys Office said in a news release 39-year-old Ulises Garcia-Razo flew to Norfolk twice in June and July of 2018 to collect $500,000 and the cocaine, which had been previously shipped to the state.
Garcia-Razo was acting on behalf of a a large-scale cocaine trafficking organization that was based out of Mexico and California.
The release said members of this organization orchestrated the delivery of at least two shipments of cocaine last spring and summer. The drugs were sent to a storage business in Virginia Beach disguised as hot-air balloon equipment.
Garcia-Razo was one of five men authorities arrested in July 2018 as a part of Operation Goodfellas. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday.