A citizen of Mexico who admitted to trafficking methamphetamine to Alaska was ordered to be deported after serving his prison sentence, handed down Tuesday.
Fernando Benitez-Moreno, 49, pleaded guilty in 2011 to organizing delivery of the meth by couriers on commercial flights to Ketchikan, according to court documents. Benitez-Moreno -- known by several nicknames, including "Uncle Cesar" and "Security" -- then had the couriers bring the drug proceeds to him in Washington state.
A U.S. District Court judge in Juneau sentenced Benitez-Moreno to 15 years in prison. After that, he will be deported, federal prosecutors wrote in a statement Wednesday.
By CASEY GROVE