CONCORD, N.H. — A federal judge in New Hampshire has sentenced a man prosecutors say was member of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to plotting a major cocaine distribution network.

New Hampshire prosecutors say Alvaro Rivera-Pedrego – who lived in Arizona and Mexico – helped set up meetings between undercover FBI agents posing as drug lords and cartel members working to set up a cocaine distribution network in Europe, Canada and the United States. Two of those meetings took place in New Hampshire.

The conspirators ultimately delivered a cargo container laden with 346 kilograms of cocaine to the FBI agents at a port in Algeciras, Spain on July 27, 2012.

Cartel leader Joaquin Guzman-Loera was arrested by Mexican authorities in February.