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10/18/2012
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
A Kirkland man, Jacob Saul Stuart, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for his part in leading a transnational drug smuggling ring uncovered by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and member agencies of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).
08/10/2018
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
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Twelve people were arrested following an undercover narcotics investigation at the Foundation Nightclub in Belltown by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

03/27/2014
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Hardeep Singh, 23, formerly of Kent, was convicted in absentia of conspiracy to distribute Ecstasy after he fled following the first day of his trial. Singh was arrested last year in Canada and extradited to the U.S. to face sentencing.

11/19/2012
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
James Postlethwaite, a Canadian man who smuggled drugs owned by the outlaw biker gang Hells Angels, was convicted Thursday of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
06/06/2016
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Brian Farrell, 27, of Bellevue, was arrested in January 2015 for conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine following a probe by the Seattle-Tacoma Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST Seattle), which includes HSI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. 

06/01/2020
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Troy J Klander, 38, and Zachary D. Salas, 38, are charged with conspiracy to possess fentanyl with intent to distribute. Both remain in custody following a five-month investigation of their drug trafficking activities.

03/21/2011
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
"A Canadian man who attempted to smuggle potent ""B.C. Bud"" marijuana into a remote area of Washington's Olympic Peninsula was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).Engine trouble prevented the men from fleeing back to Canada after being seen by a USBP agent."
11/29/2012
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
A Mexican national, Antonio Torres-Magana, was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison on federal drug charges stemming from a three month concentrated enforcement initiative last year in White Center by federal, state and local authorities.
11/06/2012
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Henry Rosenau, 61, of Armstrong, British Columbia, was indicted in 2006 following a cross-border investigation dubbed "Operation Frozen Timber" led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
12/06/2019
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities across the United States. Drugs such as fentanyl and others laced with unknown and dangerous substances are destroying lives at an alarming rate.

03/11/2020
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
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Kenneth Warren Rhule, 26 of Bothell, Washington was arrested March 10 on an eight-count complaint charging him with operating an illegal money exchange business involving bitcoin, announced Acting SAC of ICE's HSI Seattle Eben Roberts and U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.

02/21/2011
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
A former Tacoma, Wash., resident was convicted in federal court Friday for his role in smuggling a 2 million dollar load Ecstasy across the border from Canada into the United States in a case investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/27/2019
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Qifeng Li, 41, his wife Xiamin Huang, 38, and brother Qiwei Li, 45, all face a mandatory minimum five years in prison and up to 40 years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour on June 18, 2019.

10/16/2019
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Since February, the HSI task force has been conducting an investigation of a group of drug traffickers selling extremely dangerous fentanyl-laced pills. HSI officers from Seattle set out to disrupt the drug flow and dismantle the trafficking organization.

05/21/2014
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Steven Sadler, 40, of Bellevue, now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison because of the volume of drugs he sold. According to the plea agreement, Sadler admitted he began selling drugs on the Silk Road website in 2012 under the screen name "NOD." The site was well-known by criminals as a source for multiple types of contraband. He took his orders online and shipped his illicit products through the U.S. mail. According to investigators, Sadler was one of the top-ranked sellers on the site.
10/18/2012
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Estevan Olmos, 40, pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
06/17/2016
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Kaushal Kainth, 27, formerly of Renton, was convicted in absentia of conspiracy to distribute Ecstasy after he fled in the middle of the third day of his trial and before closing arguments began.

06/12/2012
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
The case was prosecuted by an ICE attorney designated by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington to prosecute immigration and customs related cases in federal court.
12/18/2019
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

A 40-year-old Seattle man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to seven years in prison for selling thousands of doses of fentanyl on various encrypted websites.

12/19/2016
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
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The federal agencies combined efforts to arrest Luis Venancio Cueto-Ruiz, Leonardo Mateo Cueto-Ruiz, and Gilberto Ulloa-Aguirre Dec. 14 in Everett following a probe into their drug trafficking organization, which is believed to be linked to the Sinaloa Cartel. Bail is set at $250,000 each for the three defendants.

09/25/2014
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Cristian Berrelleza-Verduzco, 31, pleaded guilty in April 2013 to multiple conspiracy counts related to distribution of controlled substances, money laundering, robbery and possession of firearms.
02/02/2020
Seattle, WA
Narcotics

Ubaldo Soto-Diaz, an illegal alien from Mexico, but residing in Portersville, California, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, SAC of ICE’s HSI Seattle Debra Parker and U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.

07/10/2012
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Henry Rosenau, 61, of Armstrong, British Columbia, was indicted in 2006 following a cross-border investigation dubbed "Operation Frozen Timber" led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/27/2014
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
Harminder Singh Rai and Tuan Van Dang, two suspects arrested by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), made their initial appearances Thursday in Seattle federal court on charges they conspired to distribute more than 60 pounds of cocaine.

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