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03/22/2016
Newark, NJ
Narcotics
Christopher Castelluzzo, 31, of Bayonne, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 240 months in prison. Luke Atwell, 34, of Hamilton, New Jersey, was sentenced yesterday to 220 months in prison.
08/18/2016
Abilene, TX
Narcotics

According to documents filed in the case, on Nov. 14, 2015, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the FBI, along with investigators with the Taylor County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, received information that Pascual Jamie Avalos, 34, would be transporting an unknown quantity of methamphetamine from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Abilene, Texas, in a gray 2015 Toyota Avalon.

11/02/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with officers from the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), seized 173 kilograms of cocaine - worth $4.2 million - and arrested two smugglers during a maritime interdiction in the Mona Passage Thursday.
09/28/2014
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
Rogelio Guerrero, 46, a U.S. citizen residing in Mission, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez to 235 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. Guerrero was found guilty of the charges July 11 following a three-day trial.
03/13/2015
Jacksonville, FL
Narcotics
Wei Zhang, aka David Liteng, 35, of Tianjin, China, also pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and abetting the importation of controlled substances and cathinones, also known as “bath salts.” He faces a maximum penalty of 60 years in federal prison.
09/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jean Claud Mills, 32, was arrested May 16, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Mills subsequently was indicted on those same charges June 11, 2014.
05/09/2018
Denver, CO
Narcotics

The indictments were issued by a federal grand jury on April 19 and May 2, 2018, and unsealed Wednesday as arrest warrants were served throughout the metro Denver area, as well as in California and Arizona.

07/31/2011
Laredo, TX
Narcotics
Alonzo Ramos, 40, a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Laredo, Texas, was sentenced on Monday to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $30,000 fine following his April guilty plea to interstate travel in aid of racketeering.
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.
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.

05/28/2019
Dallas, TX
Narcotics

A federal grand jury charged Sean Shaughnessy, 51, with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, distribution of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance analogue, and eight counts of money laundering.

11/25/2019
Denver, CO
Narcotics

Timothy Howell, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez on November 22, 2019, to 51/2 years in prison and 4 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft. Howell’s co-defendant, Cavin Mower, 44, was sentenced by Judge Martinez on September 5, 2019, to 4 years, 2 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering.

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.
06/07/2012
Dallas, TX
Narcotics
Jesse Tyrone Chavful was arrested this week, charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. He is the cousin of former NFL player Sam Hurd. who is under indictment on conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
03/28/2012
Snohomish, WA
Narcotics
Federal officers and local police took 23 suspects into custody and executed multiple search warrants Thursday in an enforcement action aimed at dismantling an international drug trafficking organization operating out Snohomish County, Wash.
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.
06/18/2013
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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HSI and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force partners seized over 1,500 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $24 million and arrested three for drug trafficking earlier this week off the southern coast of Puerto Rico.
09/25/2013
Pocatello, ID
Narcotics
Two Idaho Falls methamphetamine dealers pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug charges stemming from an investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), including ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/09/2014
New York, NY
Narcotics
This morning, ring leader Juan Valdez was arrested at a family member's home at 308 East 184th Street, Bronx, which houses a day care center called Sweet Home. Approximately $7,500 cash was seized from a bedroom in the residence where Valdez was staying.
09/11/2012
San Luis Obispo, CA
Narcotics
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Ten Mexican nationals and three U.S. citizens made their initial appearances in federal court Monday on drug charges stemming from their alleged role in an effort to smuggle nearly a ton and a half of marijuana into the United States from Mexico onboard a panga that came ashore near San Simeon Thursday morning.
05/17/2012
Alexandria, VA
Narcotics
"Thirteen individuals have been convicted for their roles in an international conspiracy, trafficking more than 10 million grams of khat throughout the United using human couriers, the U.S. Postal Service and delivery companies. This case was prosecuted as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force's ""Operation Buried Treasure."""
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.
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.

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