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11/30/2017
Boston, MA
Narcotics

Philip Goodwin, 37 of Lynn, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, one count of conspiracy to traffic counterfeit drugs, one count of trafficking counterfeit drugs, one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and one count of money laundering conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton scheduled sentencing for Feb. 28, 2018.

10/24/2016
Boston, MA
Narcotics

David Nguyen, 40, of Toronto, Canada, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute MDMA (aka “ecstasy” or “mollie”) and marijuana; and one count of conspiracy to launder money. Nguyen was indicted in January 2014, arrested in Canada in May 2014 and extradited to the United States in October 2016 after he temporarily surrendered to the United States.

12/19/2016
Boston, MA
Narcotics

David Nguyen, 40, of Toronto, Canada, was sentenced and ordered to pay a fine of $10,000.  Nguyen had previously pleaded guilty in October 2016 to one count of conspiracy to distribute MDMA (aka ecstasy, or “mollie”) and marijuana and one count of money laundering conspiracy. 

10/04/2018
Boston, MA
Narcotics
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The operation, which resulted in 40 arrests and resulted in the seizure of 10 kilograms of deadly fentanyl, was the culmination of a multi-agency federal investigation which targeted major traffickers of fentanyl, opioids and other drugs, as well as repeat felony offenders, many of whom were also illegally present in the U.S.; eight aliens had already previously been deported at least once before and will be prosecuted for criminal re-entry.

10/26/2015
Boston, MA
Narcotics
Ireline Aponte Melende, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful importation of a controlled substance. Her sentencing has been scheduled for March 2, 2016.
05/04/2015
Boston, MA
Narcotics
Santucci, Kenyhercz, Bertanza, Chickos, Gentile, Fernandes and Mase have been released on bond. Pecora remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on May 5, 2015.
06/02/2017
Boston, MA
Narcotics

Juan Luis Perez Garcia, 44, a Dominican national residing in Bronx, New York, and Juan Artiles Taveras, 43, of Lakewood, New Jersey, were arrested Friday, June 3, 2017, in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.           

12/13/2016
Boston, MA
Narcotics

In a series of arrests and searches conducted early Tuesday morning, law enforcement seized approximately eight kilograms of heroin, a number of firearms, approximately $500,000 in cash, luxury vehicles, and Rolex watches. One additional individual was arrested on state charges of trafficking 220 grams or more of cocaine.

02/17/2011
Bridgeport, CT
Narcotics
"31-year old Bridgeport man, Wadner Dorce, also known as ""Wa Wa,"" pleaded guilty yesterday before U. S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of illegally engaging in the business of dealing in firearms."
01/09/2018
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

On Jan. 9, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen sentenced Oscar Erick Calvillo-Lores, 37, of Reynosa, Tamulipas, Mexico, to 10 years; Jose Manuel Portillo-Guerrero, 42, of Valadeces, Tamulipas, Mexico, was ordered to serve a total of 192 months in federal prison.

10/06/2014
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Francisco Javier Maya, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle Oct. 7 to 189 months for the conspiracy charge and 189 months on the possession charge.

02/09/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Following a one-day trial on Friday, a Brownsville federal jury found a former reserve officer for the Nueces County Constables Office guilty on three drug trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
04/03/2015
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Miguel Echevarria-Zuniga, 52, and Miguel Echevarria-Guizar, 22, both Mexican citizens, pleaded guilty April 3 to manufacturing marijuana in the area of Willacy County, Texas.
11/07/2011
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Texas man was sentenced to six years and nine months in federal prison on Tuesday for possession with intent to distribute about 36 kilograms (79 pounds) of cocaine.
02/01/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Pasadena, Texas man, Roberto Bahena-Garcia, was charged Jan. 25 with federal firearms and drug trafficking violations in an investigation being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
11/16/2014
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Rafael Cardenas-Vela, aka Junior, aka Commandante 900, aka Rolex, was sentenced Nov. 17 by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to 240 months in prison and ordered to pay a $100,000 in fines. A final order of forfeiture has also been entered for a $5 million money judgment and his interest in a real property on Bluewing Circle in Brownsville, which was purchased with drug proceeds.
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.

09/27/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel was convicted Sept. 28 regarding a drug trafficking conspiracy that spanned more than 10 years, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
06/24/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican national, Omar Quezada-Alcala, was sentenced Monday to 15 years eight months in prison for cocaine trafficking. This investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Quezada-Alcala admitted he was going to be paid to pick up a car and deliver it to an unknown location and that he had done it before.
03/03/2016
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Crystal Yvette Martinez, 25, and Tina Marie Trevino, 24, both from Brownsville, were sentenced to 240 months and 75 months in federal prison, respectively.
02/21/2018
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Gerardo Leal, 33, U.S. citizen who was residing in Mexico, was sentenced Feb. 21 by U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera to 36 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release. Leal pleaded guilty to the charges July 19, 2017.  In handing down the sentence, Judge Olvera noted no matter the difficulties Leal may be encountering, he should do some prison time because there was no reason that existed in this world to break the law.

09/20/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Julian Luna-Nieto pleaded guilty Friday to methamphetamine trafficking and witness tampering. This investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).
06/14/2017
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Following a two-day trial and after about two hours of deliberation, Martin Araiza-Jacobo, a U.S. permanent resident who resided in Matamoros, Mexico, was convicted of conspiracy to possess and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver as well as conspiracy to import and importation of methamphetamine.

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