Tucson man sentenced on Mass. drug charges

2013-06-18T15:21:00Z 2013-06-19T08:34:24Z Tucson man sentenced on Mass. drug chargesThe Associated Press The Associated Press

A sergeant in the Arizona National Guard who served in Iraq has been sentenced to three years in a Massachusetts prison after pleading guilty to his role in a scheme to move $1 million worth of cocaine from Mexico to Canada.

Gerardo Flores, of Tucson, was sentenced Monday in Salem Superior Court on drug charges.

The 29-year-old Flores was one of three men arrested at a Peabody hotel in December 2011 by Massachusetts police acting on a tip from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The cases against the other two men are pending.

Authorities say they were moving nearly 25 pounds of cocaine.

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