Crime & Courts

Mexican drug trafficker deported - again

An illegal Mexican immigrant and drug trafficker who lived in South Carolina will be departed from the U.S. for the third time in nine years.

But first, Albino Guevara-barajas, 42, who was living in Ridgeland in his latest unlawful visit to the U.S., will have to serve 27 months in federal prison for being in the country illegally.

Guevara’s case was announced today by U.S. Attorney Walter Wilkins, who said Guevara-barajas will be deported after serving his prison sentence.

In his latest arrest, the man was arrested on March 13 at his Ridgeland residence by local and federal officers.

His earlier arrests for illegal immigration came in 1998 and 2005. In 2005, he was also convicted in S.C. state court of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

(Reach Monk at 803-771-8344)