Deported Mexican drug trafficker sentenced in Maine after attempting to get into Canada
A man from Mexico was sentenced to jail this week for attempting to enter Canada after being deported from the U.S. following his conviction, and subsequent prison sentence, for drug trafficking.
Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. senteced Presiliano Gonzalez Berruette, 53, to a year and one day in jail, plus one year of supervised release, after authorities in Maine discovered the 2010 drug conviction once, they say, he attempted to pass into New Brunswick earlier this year, according to the Press Herald newspaper.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Maine reported in March that Berruete pleaded guilty to being in the United States following his deportation, having "returned to the United States after that removal by entering the United States without inspection at a place that was not designated for entry."
The Department of Homeland Security as well as customs officials investigated the case.