Deming Gang Member Gets 40 Years In Drug Case

Deming – A 30-year-old gang member from Deming who pleaded guilty to smuggling methamphetamine into the country and trying to escape from custody has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.

Daniel Ramon Munoz admitted in his plea that he used women to smuggle the drugs across the border in July 2009.

The U.S. attorney's office in Albuquerque says a 31-year-old Farmington man who was Munoz's accomplice was sentenced to 30 years in prison for drug trafficking and firearms violations.

Munoz was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces on Friday, and Nathan Archuleta was sentenced on Thursday.

Federal officials say Munoz is an admitted member of the Sureno gang.

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