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Va. drug trafficker gets 15 years

A 34-year-old Loudoun County man Friday was sentenced in federal court to more than 15 years in prison for helping to run a cocaine ring in Northern Virginia.

Rufino Oliva-Madrid, 34, of Sterling, pleaded guilty in July in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. Authorities said he is among 15 people accused of running a ring that brought cocaine from Mexico through Texas and finally into Northern Virginia.

Oliva-Madrid admitted that he oversaw the operation in Northern Virginia and worked to expand it into Philadelphia, according to court records.

Co-conspirator Jose Vasquez-Reyes, 45, of Ashburn, a drug dealer who recieved cocaine from Olivia-Madrid, was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison, authorities said. Authorities who searched his home in June found about $210,000, 1.5 kilograms of cocaine and a loaded gun under a bed.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  | October 1, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  Maria Glod, Narcotics, Virginia  
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Justice has been served!

Posted by: justiceinhershey | October 5, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

More justice was just served. His brother Jamin and another conspirator were convicted yesterday in US District court in Alexandria. They will be sentenced Jan 14th.

Posted by: dcbadpuppy | October 8, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

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