Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email

December 10, 2012
Associated Press photo

In this Dec. 10, 2008 photo, renown Mexican architect Eugenio Velazquez speaks in Tijuana, Mexico. Velazquez is awaiting sentencing in San Diego for concealing 12 pounds of cocaine while driving into the United States in a special lane for prescreened, trusted motorists last March but in a letter to Tijuana newspapers, Velazquez said he was �in a situation of high risk, threat and intimidation.�