Illegal deported 3 times returns with over $400K in meth to sell


An Mexican national entered the United States illegally 3 times within three months. On a fourth illegal entry, Saul Bustos came back with over $400,000 in crystal meth, and now faces 10 years to life in prison after trying to sell to an undercover agent.

The Miami Herald reportsSaul Bustos Bustos, 38, and Irepan Salgado, 24, rolled into town from Atlanta with seven kilograms of meth, worth $560,000 on the street, based on’s generalized $80 per gram street price. But only five kilos were set to be sold to the undercover agent.

In January, Bustos and Salgado each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. Not only is Bustos looking at a longer prison sentence because he has another charge — illegal reentry after removal — but he’s proven resistant to deportation. Court documents say he admits to bouncing back into the United States after deportations on April 13, July 6 and July 19 of last year.

Court documents say Bustos or Salgado drove their methmobile to a Hialeah IHOP the afternoon of Nov. 28. 

Luciano Salgado took a call from the undercover agent and negotiated a wholesale price of $14,500 per kilogram.

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