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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.
02/15/2012
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, and other federal partners on Thursday distributed the bulk of $29.5 million in 'asset sharing' funds to 12 south Texas law enforcement agencies.
02/02/2011
New York, NY
Narcotics
A man who conspired to import cocaine and marijuana into the United States by concealing the drugs in commercial airlines was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/27/2012
Charlotte, NC
Narcotics
A Charlotte man charged with cocaine trafficking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
09/25/2011
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Former U.S. probation officer Armando Mora was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Monday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and for bribing a public official. The case was investigated by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance by the FBI.
05/22/2014
Boise, ID
Narcotics
Sadith Chavez-Perez, 23, was arrested in May 2013 in Ely, Nevada, while transporting a methamphetamine load to Idaho. In the vehicle officers found more than 1,300 grams of actual methamphetamine.
10/09/2014
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
Mario Guadalupe Saenz, 27, of McAllen, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos Oct. 10 where he was formally charged. He was also charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
03/24/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Pedro Lucero, from Farmington, New Mexico, must also serve three years of supervised release. Lucero was one of 29 individuals charged in February 2014 with drug trafficking resulting from a multi-agency drug-trafficking investigation in northwestern New Mexico.
02/02/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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According to the first indictment, beginning on January 2007 and ending in or about January 2008, Ricardo Betancourt-Muñoz, José Ramon Parra-Botero, William Garzon, Carlos Maestre-Astacio, Manuel De Jesús Cedeño-Vilorio, Miguel Ángel Builes-Mejías, José Gómez-Cubero, and José I. Valentin-López, conspired and engaged in financial transactions with proceeds generated by drug trafficking activities in order to repatriate drug proceeds in the United States to Colombia, the source country of the narcotics, all for financial gain and profit. The forfeiture allegation involving the laundered drug proceeds in this case is in the amount of more than $877, 0000.
05/19/2011
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
A Whatcom County, Wash., man was sentenced Friday to 9 years in federal prison on Ecstasy distribution charges, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Harjinder Singh Brar, 36, negotiated with an undercover HSI agent in October at a Bellingham, Wash., Starbucks to sell 200,000 tablets of Ecstasy.
10/11/2012
Gainesville, GA
Narcotics
Marco Ortiz-Barajas, 19, Angel Zamudio-Martinez, 54, and Jose Luis Chavez-Morfin, 43, all of whom are from Mexico but resided in the Atlanta metropolitan area, were convicted based upon their June 29 guilty pleas to a charge of conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute.
02/22/2012
Kansas City, KS
Narcotics
A man and a woman from Leavenworth, Kan., were charged Thursday with trafficking drugs near an elementary school.
06/01/2015
New York, NY
Narcotics
Orlando Rosario-Concepcion, 28, of Paterson, New Jersey, is accused of heading the Bronx and Washington Heights-based drug trafficking organization that supplied local dealers in New York City, upstate counties and Long Island. Jonathan Almonte, 27, Rodolofo Abreu-Crisotomo, 31, Jean Carlos Rosario-Ortiz, 28, Deckson Holguin-Rosario, 28 all from New York, New York are accused of overseeing an alleged heroin packaging mill.
11/09/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
Ronald Mays, 63, of Wilmington, Delaware was arrested in April this year after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation.
07/13/2011
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
The leader and members of an international heroin trafficking ring have been charged with using couriers to smuggle heroin from Ghana into the United States, a sign of the growth of West Africa as a major hub for international drug trafficking.
10/26/2011
Washington, DC
Narcotics
Six men pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to sell large quantities of crystal methamphetamine in the Washington D.C. area following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
03/24/2011
Fresno, CA
Narcotics
The last of five defendants charged following a drug bust at a Mexican restaurant in Fowler, Calif., pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges stemming from a multi-agency investigation by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, U.S. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) the Drug Enforcement Administration,and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol...
09/18/2015
Dallas, TX
Narcotics
Irineo Ramos, 32, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 210 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The following four co-defendants also pleaded guilty to that offense and were sentenced to federal prison: Juan Carlos Cruz; Carlos Wences Castaneda; Pablo Ramirez Gallegos; Ismael Perez.
06/29/2017
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics

Among the Tucson residents taken into custody Tuesday was the organization’s alleged ringleader, Sean Player Dixon, 43. Also arrested were Ricky Manning Jr., 36; Jeneayi Manning Qualls, 34; Raymond Pro, 40; Makayla Bower, 23; Anthony Torres, 43 and; Jennifer Estrada, 39.

01/31/2018
Laredo, TX
Narcotics

Aurelia Rufino-Pilar, 42, from Bakersfield, California, was sentenced Jan. 31 by U.S. District Court Judge Diana Saldana to 108 months in federal prison. She is a U.S. permanent resident but is expected to face deportation proceedings following her release from prison.

11/20/2018
Denver, CO
Narcotics

Margarito Yepez-Sanchez, 25, an illegal alien from Mexico, was first charged by criminal complaint on Sept. 21, 2017.  

06/08/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics

Jose Guadalupe Zepeda-Ramirez, 24, was convicted June 2 following a three-day trial of two felony counts – conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

09/22/2016
Dallas, TX
Narcotics

That superseding indictment charged Moniteveti Katoa, and the following three others, with the cocaine distribution conspiracy offense: Funaki Falahola, 34, Molitoni Katoa, 34, and Janelle Isaacs, 42.

01/18/2017
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
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Chuckie Mitchell, 30, who has an extensive criminal history including prior convictions for assault, domestic violence, felony drug trafficking, armed robbery and drug possession, was taken into custody on a probable cause.

05/31/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics

Adam Scott Caward, 33, received the 26-year sentence from United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt after admitting that he sold and possessed acetyl fentanyl.

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