Undercover agents in South Florida busted Saul Bustos Bustos, 38, and his accomplice, 24-year-old Irepan Salgado, after they tried to sell the agents $400,000 worth of crystal meth. As it turned out, Bustos had been deported three times in three months and was back with seven kilos of the powerful drug. They both face 10 years to life in federal prison.
The Miami Herald reported:
Actually, Saul Bustos Bustos, 38, and Irepan Salgado, 24, rolled into town from Atlanta with seven kilograms of meth, worth $560,000 on the street, based on CrystalMethAddiction.org’s generalized $80 per gram street price. But only five kilos were set to be sold to the undercover agent.
In January, Bustos and Salgado each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Not only is Bustos looking at a longer prison sentence because he has another charge — illegal reentry after removal — but he’s proven resistant to deportation. Court documents say he admits to bouncing back into the United States after deportations on April 13, July 6 and July 19 of last year.
Salgado’s brother, who is a meth dealer in Georgia and New York, negotiated the wholesale deal with the undercover agent and turned it over to Irepan to complete the transaction. Nothing is noted about the Salgado brothers' legal status.
But hey, at least they were caught while attempting to contribute to the U.S. economy, right Dems?