A New Mexico man has been sentenced for trying to smuggle drugs into Cordova in 2012.


Enrique Lino was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday on charges of second- and third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was convicted in October of last year.


Lino was arrested June 21, 2012, after the Alaska State Troopers’ Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team was contacted by the Cordova Police Department with a tip that someone from a southern state would attempt to smuggle drugs into Cordova, according to troopers.


The investigation led them to Lino, who was awaiting a flight to Cordova at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Lino was detained and searched, revealing 25.6 grams of heroin, and 66.9 grams of methamphetamine — worth a total of $95,000.


Lino was taken to the Anchorage jail following his arrest.