Edgar Valdez Villarreal ordered to forfeit $192m after pleading guilty to conspiring to import and distribute drugs from Mexico

A former Texas high school football player who rose through a bloody power struggle for control of a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to serve nearly 50 years in federal prison.

Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as “La Barbie” for his light eyes and complexion, also was ordered to forfeit $192m.

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