MIAMI - Twenty-seven individuals were charged in 13 narcotics-related indictments with selling "cut" for cocaine or heroin, knowing and intending that it would be used to manufacture significant amounts of cocaine or heroin for future distribution.
The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Miami-Dade Police Department, City of Miami Police Department, Homestead Police Department, Broward Sheriff's Office, Coral Springs Police Department, and Hollywood Police Department.
A cutting agent is a specifically formulated, powdered chemical used to dilute the primary drug, such as cocaine or heroin, before it is sold on the street.
Charged in the indictments were:
- Ali Noureddine, 44, of Miami,
- Ali Ibrahim Sebai, 58, of Miami,
- Khalid Nabil Ismail, 37, of Hialeah, Fla.,
- Imad Mahmoud El Moukaddem, 49, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.,
- Mohamad Ali Jawad, 42, of Miami,
- Alaa Ali Jawad, 44, of Miami,
- Ali Kamel Dakmak, 30, of Coconut Creek, Fla.,
- Ashraf Kamel Dakmak, 34, of Coconut Creek,
- Hussein Kamel Dakmak, 36, of Coconut Creek,
- Hassan Dib Awada, 46, of Doral, Fla.,
- Hussam Faour, 49, of Doral,
- Haider Mohamed El Souri, 40, of Delray Beach, Fla.,
- Ahmad Kaik, 27, of Delray Beach,
- Bilal Kaik, 23, of Delray Beach,
- Mohamad Hatoum, 25, of Delray Beach,
- Abdallah Hussein Bahje, 46, of Hialeah,
- Abdu Allah Raafat Safa, 44, of Miami,
- Ali Hussein Khalaf, 44, of Miami,
- Ali Moukaddem, 35, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.,
- Juan Bermudez Cruz, 42, of Florida City, Fla.,
- Adnan Abood, 44, of Doral,
- Ismail El-Sibai, 49, of Hollywood, Fla.,
- Richard Sherlock Anderson, 41, of Miami,
- Kirk Lester Anderson, 37, of Miami Gardens, Fla.,
- Luis Alberto Negrin, 23, of Miami,
- Alfredo Gallardo Lorie, 23, of Miami, and
- Mozart Emmanuel Noel, 38, of Miami.
These defendants are individually charged with a variety of narcotics-related offenses, including conspiracy to aid and abet the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, attempting to aid and abet the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, and selling and offering to sell narcotics paraphernalia.
If convicted, the statutory maximum sentence is up to life in prison.