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’94 cocaine-smuggling case resolved with sentence

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SPOKANE — A Wenatchee drug suspect who fled the country for more than 18 years was finally sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court.

Rodolfo Naranjo, 53, must serve three and a half years in federal prison after pleading guilty in October to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Naranjo, a Mexican national, escaped to his home country in March 1995 while out on bond and awaiting trial.

As part of a federal investigation into cocaine traffic from Mexico across U.S. borders into…

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