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09/14/2014
Providence, RI
Narcotics
Benjamin J. Daniels, 37, of West Bountiful, Utah, admitted to conspiring to distribute and posses with the intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana. His brother, Michael Daniels, 32, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty August 28 to conspiracy to distribute and posses with the intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana.
02/04/2015
Amarillo, TX
Narcotics
Hugo Gomez-Barrientos, 46, most recently of Hereford, Texas, pleaded guilty in November 2014 to an indictment charging one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He has been in custody since his Sept. 25 arrest at his residence after the indictment was returned.
08/23/2017
Detroit, MI
Narcotics

In Oct. 2013, Khaophone Sychantha, 32, aka Kao, whose last known residence was Lakeshore, Ontario, was charged in a four-count federal indictment with distribution of a controlled substance following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

04/04/2018
Mcallen, TX
Narcotics

Carlos Guerrero, 45, from San Juan, Texas, was sentenced March 26 by U.S. District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa to serve 240 months. The court found Guerrero to be a leader/organizer within the drug trafficking organization.

04/02/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Cyber Crimes

Three people accused of being part of an international drug trafficking ring are in custody on federal charges alleging they used the Darknet to obtain drugs and offer narcotics for sale, and then shipped pound quantities of methamphetamine to buyers in the Philippines, New Zealand, Poland and other foreign destinations.

06/02/2011
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents seized 2,608 pounds of marijuana in a coordinated enforcement effort with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol (BP) and the CBP Office of Air and Marine (OAM) Friday morning west of Nogales, Ariz.
05/06/2013
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
James Postlethwaite, a Canadian man who smuggled drugs owned by the outlaw biker gang Hells Angels, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
09/19/2013
Lubbock, TX
Narcotics
Michael Gallanter, 48, and Ethan Oliver Wynne-Wade, 31, both from San Francisco, Calif., each pleaded guilty in June to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 kilograms, but less than 100 kilograms, of marijuana.
03/20/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, seized six kilograms of cocaine Monday from a flight arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
06/04/2012
Pocatello, ID
Narcotics
Paulino Ayala-Rodriguez, 31, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison and four years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine.
12/09/2014
Miami, FL
Narcotics
The sentencing of Carlos Arnoldo Lobo, aka Negro, 39, was the culmination of a five-year, multiagency investigation into drug smuggling activities operating near La Ceiba, Honduras.
05/12/2015
Victoria, TX
Narcotics
Michael Gregory Oertli, 40, of Brookshire, Texas, pleaded guilty in November 2014 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
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.

10/16/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics
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The indictment alleges a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, including an attempted shipment on July 17 of 11.7 kilograms of pure methamphetamine from a post office in Garden Grove. Those drugs were part of a nearly 90-pound shipment that appeared to be colorful, decorative Mexican items, including replicas of the 500-year-old Aztec calendar stone.

08/20/2019
Huntington, WV
Narcotics

A federal grand jury sitting in Huntington has returned a six count superseding indictment charging Steven Dale McCallister, 45, and his father, Larry McCallister, 76, a retired Cabell County Deputy Sheriff, with various drug and gun crimes.

03/24/2017
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Three members of a narcotics drug trafficking organization were indicted Tuesday and just over $4.1 million and six pounds of heroin were seized following a joint operation by ICE HSI El Dorado Task Force and the DEA New York DETF.

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...
01/07/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
Sergio Saenz-Amaya and his co-defendant, Manuel Adrian Aldarette, also a Mexican national illegally in the United States, were arrested on a criminal complaint in October 2012 after they engaged in a drug trafficking transaction with an HSI confidential informant.
04/04/2014
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
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The tunnel is approximately 449 feet long, with approximately 60 feet in Mexico and 389 feet in the U.S. The tunnel is roughly four feet tall and ends underneath a canyon just east of the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. The tunnel was incomplete and did not have a U.S. exit.
11/24/2011
San Diego, CA
Narcotics
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Seven individuals have been charged in federal court with drug smuggling following the discovery Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers of more than nine tons of marijuana inside a tractor trailer attempting to enter the United States at the Otay Mesa Commercial Port of Entry Tuesday.
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. 

06/22/2017
Santa Ana, CA
Narcotics

Sean Libbert, 41, was sentenced June 21 by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney. The case was the result of a lengthy probe by the Los Angeles HIDTA Southern California Drug Task Force, which includes ICE’s HSI, the DEA, and the IRS - Criminal Investigation.

11/15/2012
Houston, TX
Narcotics
According to court documents, a drug deal to purchase methamphetamine was negotiated between Rodriguez and undercover HSI special agents.
07/28/2015
Grand Forks, ND
Narcotics
Daniel Vivas Ceron, 34, of Colombia, was charged with the following crimes: conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and controlled substance analogues resulting in serious bodily injury and death; conspiracy to import controlled substances and controlled substance analogues into the US resulting in serious bodily injury and death; aiding and abetting the distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death; money laundering conspiracy and; operating a continuing criminal enterprise.
03/04/2014
Detroit, MI
Narcotics
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U.S. and Canadian authorities request information regarding the whereabouts of Khaophone Sychantha, aka Kao, a fugitive suspected to be the ring leader of a large-scale narcotics and weapons smuggling operation that spanned both countries.

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