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Drug Boat Captain That Rammed Coast Guard Vessel Sentenced | gadgetfee

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The captain of a drug-smuggling boat that rammed a U.S. Coast Guard vessel off the coast of San Diego was sentenced Friday to greater than 16 years in jail.

Miguel Ojeda Agundez, 26, was carrying practically 500 kilos (227 kilograms) of methamphetamine when he rammed the Coast Guard boat in 2020 and led authorities on a high-speed chase, federal prosecutors stated.

The boat was lastly stopped and boarded after additionally attempting to ram a U.S. Customs and Border Safety vessel nearer to shore, in accordance with a press release from the U.S. Division of Justice.

The boarders discovered ice chests stuffed with methamphetamine, the assertion stated.

Ojeda Agundez pleaded responsible to fifteen federal counts together with conspiracy and drug costs and assault on a federal officer with a harmful weapon.

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Three different defendants had been beforehand given sentences starting from practically 9 years to 14 years in federal jail.

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