SACRAMENTO -- An international cocaine dealer from Tracy will spend at least the next decade in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute six kilograms of cocaine, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
Sakander Sultan Amin entered his plea Thursday, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner ¿said in a release. Amin, 27, was arrested by detectives at a San Bernardino hotel room on Feb. 1, 2010, while he and Dublin resident Sohail Mohammed Amin were brokering a drug deal between a Canadian-based drug trafficker and a Los Angeles-based supply source, according to court documents. Detectives found $129,000 in cash spread on a bed and seized a 66-pound Canadian-bound shipment of methamphetamine.
The minimum sentence for Sakander Sultan Amin is 10 years in prison, but he also could be sentenced to life and receive a $10 million fine.
Charges are still pending against Sohail Mohammed Amin, 27. He returns to court Nov. 10.
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