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01/05/2012
Dallas, TX
Narcotics
A federal grand jury returned two indictments this week charging 16 Dallas-area residents with running a methamphetamine-distribution conspiracy, linked to the La Familia Drug Cartel, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge James Capra of the DEA in Dallas.
01/05/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
A Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling heroin from India and the Philippines into the United States following an investigation by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the Baltimore City Police Department and CBP.
01/08/2012
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
A man who attempted to board a flight from Orlando to London with 800 grams of cocaine in his digestive track was sentenced Monday to 24 months in federal prison for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
01/09/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
An Atlanta man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 53 kilograms (117 pounds) of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
01/10/2012
Phoenix, AZ
Narcotics
A Las Vegas woman was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for importing more than $2 million of cocaine with the intent to distribute it in the United States.
01/22/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican woman was sentenced to 235 months in prison Monday for her involvement in trafficking methamphetamine into the U.S. from Mexico.
01/23/2012
Newark, NJ
Narcotics
A Canadian man, Azariah Wilson, pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling in 56 ingested pellets more than 800 grams of cocaine into the United States from the Republic of Costa Rica. The case is being investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
01/24/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
Oscar Martinez Hernandez, aka Cali, a 39-year-old Puerto Rican fugitive wanted by the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the FBI for murder and drug trafficking, was extradited to Puerto Rico Tuesday from Venezuela. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office in Miami provided...
01/26/2012
Phoenix, AZ
Narcotics
A Phoenix man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in federal prison for importing $400,000 of heroin with the intent to distribute it in the United States.
01/26/2012
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
The final member of a maritime cocaine smuggling organization, Elias Estupinan Rengifo from Colombia, was sentenced to more than 11 years imprisonment Friday following an investigation by the Panama Express Strike Force South, which includes ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/29/2012
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
Two Florida men, Chester John Floyd and Pedro Lazaro Rodriguez, were convicted Monday on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/29/2012
Del Rio, TX
Narcotics
Paul Kalka of Del Rio, Texas, a member of the Aryan Circle gang, was sentenced on Monday to 240 months in federal prison for his role in trafficking marijuana. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
01/30/2012
San Diego, CA
Narcotics
A Chula Vista man convicted of serving as the 'transportation manager' for the drug trafficking organization responsible for a highly sophisticated cross-border tunnel that yielded a 30-ton marijuana seizure has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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).
02/01/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Rigoberto Munoz-Vargas, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty on Thursday to possession with intent to distribute 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds) of methamphetamine and being an alien possessing a firearm. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)...
02/02/2012
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican national was sentenced on Friday to 348 months imprisonment for possessing with intent to distribute about 72 kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
02/02/2012
Laredo, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican national, Joel Hugo Robles-Perez, pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to possessing nearly 600 pounds of marijuana intended for distribution. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol (BP).
02/05/2012
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
A federal grand jury found Lavell Dashan Brown guilty Friday of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. The conviction resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation.
02/06/2012
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
Eleven members of a drug trafficking ring in the Naco, Ariz., area face state criminal charges in connection with a multi-agency probe that has resulted in the seizure of more than 15 tons of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine in the last year.
02/07/2012
Panama City, FL
Narcotics
Eleven individuals appeared in court Wednesday for their roles in a drug trafficking operation that stretched from Texas to Florida, after an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/07/2012
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
Eight individuals with ties to a drug trafficking organization were arrested in central Florida yesterday after a multi-agency investigation which included ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The suspects acted in a conspiracy that transported thousands of pounds of marijuana from McAllen, Texas, to northern and central Florida.
02/08/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A federal jury has convicted a Mexican national of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import, as well as importation of cocaine, announced U. S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson on Thursday.
02/08/2012
Denver, CO
Narcotics
Special agents, police officers and deputy sheriffs on Thursday arrested 80 people on drug and/or gun charges, announced the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado. The arrests were made by over 500 law enforcement officers, making this the largest drug bust in Denver history.
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.
02/09/2012
Newark, NJ
Narcotics
Reginold Estrada was sentenced Tuesday to 93 months in prison for his admitted role in a scheme to import of 1.9 kilos of cocaine from Panama into the United States via Newark Liberty International Airport. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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