A Mexican citizen charged with importing methamphetamine across the Canadian border, near Osoyoos, in September 2018 entered a guilty plea today.
Armando Esparza-Ochoa appeared in court on Monday morning, with a translator present, to enter the plea.
Esparza-Ochoa was apprehended by authorities in September 2018 and faced three charges of importing/exporting a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and failing to report in person at a customs office.
Esparza-Ochoa will remain in custody in Vancouver until his sentencing as he’s considered a flight risk. His next court appearance will be held on Dec. 16 to set a date for sentencing.
Armando Esparza-Ochoa, a citizen of Mexico, has pleaded guilty to charges accusing him of importing methamphetamine into Canada in September 2018. A hearing has been set for Dec. 16 to set a date for sentencing. @KelownaCapNews #bccourts #ylw #Kelowna
— Michael Rodriguez (@MichaelRdrguez) November 4, 2019