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Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018 3:25 pm | Updated: 3:51 pm, Thu Nov 8, 2018.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a 38-year-old man convicted of drug-related counts as leader of the Zetas cartel in Mexico has been sentenced to life in a U.S. prison.

Juan Francisco "Kiko" Trevino (treh-VEEN'-yoh) Chavez was sentenced Thursday in Waco. Trevino, who's the nephew of two previous cartel bosses, was convicted in July of seven conspiracy, weapons and trafficking-related counts, including conspiracy to commit money laundering.

He was sentenced to two consecutive life terms, plus 20 years. Trevino must also pay $4 million in fines and judgments.

Prosecutors say Trevino, who's been jailed since his 2016 arrest near Houston, helped smuggle hundreds of tons of cocaine and marijuana through South Texas.

A judge in Del Rio, along the border, had the trial moved more than 300 miles away to Waco, in Central Texas.

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