Ex-Houston parks worker gets 27 years in drug case

HOUSTON U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno says 40-year-old Jaime Arturo Zamora of Houston was sentenced Tuesday.

Zamora in February pleaded guilty to conspiracy and attempting to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Zamora admitted being part of a drug distribution ring linked to contacts in Monterrey, Mexico.

Zamora also transferred and transported more than $3 million from the Houston area to Mexico, which he must forfeit.

Prosecutors say Zamora was arrested July 16, 2009, while attempting to take delivery of cocaine.

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