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Drug Smuggler Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence

Feb. 27, 2008 — A man who plotted to smuggle cocaine and heroin in coolers filled with fish and ice has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
Gabre Anderson, 33, pleaded guilty in October 2006 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Anderson and others conspired to smuggle the drugs from about May 2003 through February 2004, the release said. They planned to bring in more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than one kilogram of heroin.
"During the conspiracy period approximately 28 kilograms of cocaine and approximately one (1) kilogram of heroin was either smuggled or attempted to be smuggled into the United States and/or United States Virgin Islands," the release said.
The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim L. Chisholm.
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