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08/11/2020
Tuscon, AZ
Narcotics

Carlos Victor Passapera Pinott, 53, was charged by complaint, and had his initial appearance Monday before United States Magistrate Judge Leslie A. Bowman of the District of Arizona.

08/07/2020
New Orleans, LA
Narcotics
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The operation, led by HSI New Orleans’s HIDTA task force, culminated in 29 federal and state arrests, the seizure of multiple firearms, cash, and controlled substances including fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana and other opioids.

08/06/2020
San Luis, AZ
Narcotics
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Preliminary photographs reveal the man-passable passageway measures 3 feet wide and 4 feet high and is equipped with a fully developed ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring, rail system, extensive reinforcement and shoring, known to be commonly used in sophisticated subterranean tunnels.

08/05/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics

Those charged in the indictments include Dr. John Michael Korzelius, 68, a.k.a. “Dr. K,” of Camarillo, who worked at a Santa Ana pain management clinic where he allegedly wrote medically unnecessary prescriptions to “patients” who paid cash. Over the course of two years, Korzelius and other medical professionals working under his guidance, prescribed approximately 439,090 pills of 30mg oxycodone – the highest dose of short-acting oxycodone available, and the dose most popular for the drug-abusing population, according to court documents.

08/05/2020
Medford, OR
Narcotics

Rogelio Gomez-Arias, 24, of Klamath Falls, was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release.

08/04/2020
Laredo, TX
Narcotics

Cesar Augusto Berlanga Jr, 20, from Haltom City, Texas, was charged with importing meth into the United States and one count of conspiracy.

08/04/2020
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Alejandrina Quevedo-Hernandez, 21, from Brownsville, entered her guilty plea Aug. 4, in front of U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera. She admitted to possessing with intent to distribute more than five pounds of cocaine when she attempted to enter the United States from Mexico.

08/03/2020
Sells, AZ
Narcotics
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Agents quickly moved in to secure the scene and arrested Luis Rendon-Espinoza, Manual Delgado-Lopez, Miguel Daniel Luna and Felicitas Saenz charging them with various narcotics federal violations.

07/28/2020
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Fifteen people were arrested today throughout the Puget Sound region and in California following an 18-month investigation of a drug-trafficking organization tied to the CJNG cartel in Mexico, announced ICE's HSI acting Special Agent in Charge Eben Roberts and U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.

07/28/2020
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
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In March 2019, HSI Orlando received information the GIII would likely be sold and then used to transport illegal drugs. In April 2019, HSI Orlando began monitoring the aircraft.

07/27/2020
San Antonio, TX
Narcotics

Angelica Nohemi Reyes-Vasquez, 28, from Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jason K. Pulliam, Western District of Texas to 70 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. Since she is not a U.S. citizen, she is expected to face deportation proceedings following her incarceration. On Jan. 21, 2020, she pleaded guilty to one count of importation of heroin.

07/27/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics

According to United States Attorney Office, Brett Lamar Heinbach, 38, between March 8, 2016 and April 9, 2016, conspired with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine throughout Schuylkill County. During the conspiracy, Heinbach possessed multiple firearms, one of which had an obliterated serial number.

07/21/2020
Las Vegas, NV
Enforcement and Removal

Pedro Morales-Carrillo, 32, a native and citizen of Mexico, known by law enforcement to use at least four aliases, pleaded guilty in March to one count of being a deported alien found in the United States.

07/10/2020
Denver, CO
Narcotics

Arturo David Aguilera-Viveros, 36, who was living in Adams County, Colorado, was originally charged in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.

07/09/2020
New Orleans, LA
Narcotics

The drugs and weapons were seized from two separate marijuana grow houses in St. Tammany Parish and Orleans Parish. Hung Q. Nguyen, Phi Q. Nguyen, and Tuan Q. Nguyen were arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Creation/Operation of a Clandestine Laboratory, Drug Conspiracy, and Racketeering.

07/06/2020
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Paul Belloisi, 52, was arrested Feb. 5 following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at JFK. Belloisi, of Hicksville, New York, is charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import cocaine and importation of cocaine.

07/06/2020
New York, NY
Narcotics
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The indictment alleges Jose Sergio Martinez-Aguilar, 39; Vladimir Pulstilinkov, 44; Miguel Lovos, 31; Sebastian Ramos, 29; and Ricardo Ruiz-Salinas, 43; were members of an international drug trafficking organization. The government charges Martinez-Aguilar of Thermal, California; and Lovos of Indio, California, with three counts of narcotics conspiracy and one count of firearms possession in connection with drug trafficking. Pulstilinkov, also of Indio, is charged with two counts of narcotics conspiracy and one count of firearms possession in connection with drug trafficking. Ramos and Ruiz-Salinas, both of Brooklyn, New York, each are charged with one count of narcotics conspiracy.

06/30/2020
Laredo, TX
Narcotics

Ramces Chavez-Gomez, 48, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo, Southern District of Texas, to 72 months in federal prison.

06/30/2020
Laredo, TX
Narcotics

J. Guadalupe Martinez-Montelongo, 48, from Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo, Southern District of Texas, to 63 months in federal prison. On March 3, Martinez-Montelongo plead guilty to the meth charges.

06/19/2020
Gulfport, MS
Narcotics

Justin Williams, 30, of Hattiesburg, was sentenced June 18, 2020, to 84 months in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Following his prison term, Williams must serve five years of supervised release.

06/17/2020
Fayetteville, AR
Narcotics

Dylan Lee Hooks, 24, was sentenced June 15, 2020, to a total of 77 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of distribution of a controlled substance that contained methamphetamine. According to court documents, in the fall of 2019, detectives with the 18th JDEDTF launched an investigation into Hooks for drug trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas.

06/15/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics

In 2019, Vladimir Penda, a crew member who worked on board the shipping vessel MSC Gayane as the ship’s fourth engineer, conspired with others to engage in bulk cocaine smuggling.

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