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Man sentenced to prison for black tar heroin trafficking in Portland

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Christopher Guillen-Robles, jail booking photo Christopher Guillen-Robles, jail booking photo
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man who led a drug trafficking ring that was importing black tar heroin from Mexico to Portland was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice.

Christopher Guillen-Robles was sentenced is U.S. District Court on Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Guillen-Robles and more than 20 others were arrested in February 2015 after an investigating that began in mid-2014.

Investigators said Guillen-Robles led the drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin through cells operating in Oregon. Several large seizures of heroin and cash were made as part of the investigation.

Investigators said the group was also involved in significant money laundering through bulk cash smuggling, wire transfers and bank deposits, with the cash proceeds of heroin distribution eventually going to Mexico.

Along with 151 months in prison, Guillen-Robles was sentenced to five years supervised release and ordered to pay $150,000.

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