San Mateo hands over FedEx drug case to feds

After learning that the federal government had indicted him, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges on Wednesday against a man who allegedly tried to ship 100 grams of cocaine and 3 kilos of methamphetamine to the Philippines.

Gabriel Uribe-Bautista of Redwood City was arrested in September after returning to a FedEx store to ask why the two packages he had sent Aug. 24 did not arrive at their destination. The charges the District Attorney’s Office would have brought are similar to those filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, prosecutors said Thursday.

Uribe-Bautista has been in custody on $1 million bail.

Bay Area NewsCocaineCrimeCrime & CourtsLaw and DisorderLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

School board backs continued distance learning for fall

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday, the Board of Education is backing plans… Continue reading

Crowded neighborhoods left out of Slow Streets

Tenderloin, SoMa seen as bad fit for car-free program

City attorney seeks to block contractor in Nuru scandal from obtaining government contracts

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has moved to prohibit AzulWorks, Inc. and its… Continue reading

Supes approve $2.1M settlement over sewage spills at SF’s Hall of Justice jail

San Francisco has tentatively agreed to pay out a total of $2.1… Continue reading

US backs down in fight with Harvard, MIT over student visas

The U.S. backed down from a high-profile confrontation with two elite universities… Continue reading

Most Read