Man convicted of drug trafficking in southern Ariz. remains at large
TUCSON — Authorities say a man who was convicted of drug trafficking in southern Arizona despite skipping his trial remains at large.
A jury convicted Mario Sergio Dorame of transporting over 70 pounds of cocaine, conducting a criminal enterprise and conspiracy.
Dorame was driving on Interstate 10 in Pima County when he was pulled over for a traffic violation in November.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper found the cocaine in a hidden compartment in Dorame’s truck.
Dorame was arrested and released from Pima County Jail without bond.
He showed up for pretrial hearings, but absconded before the jury trial started in September.
Dorame served a prison sentence after being arrested in July 2012 for transporting nearly 280 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.