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A Guatemalan man has been arrested at a South Texas border attempting to smuggle two pounds of heroin in his stomach. (Photo credit should read DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

A Guatemalan man has been arrested at a South Texas border attempting to smuggle two pounds of heroin in his stomach. (Photo credit should read DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

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DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who helped run a heroin ring in North Texas has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

Prosecutors linked Refugio Ramirez-Garcia to heroin distribution cases going back to 2006. Ramirez-Garcia in January pleaded guilty to drug-related conspiracy counts.

Dallas police in a March 2006 drug raid seized more than 5 pounds of black tar heroin from the suspect’s apartment, plus cocaine, nearly $67,000 and three digital scales.

Investigators say Ramirez-Garcia, who was sentenced Monday in Dallas, admitted the cash was from heroin sales.

Five co-defendants earlier were convicted and sentenced to prison terms range from 15 months to 15 years.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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