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04/24/2013
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics
The government proved that Michael Pena participated in a drug trafficking organization that transported large amounts of marijuana, concealed in the hulls of altered shallow-bottom fishing boats.
08/15/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
A man from Reading, Pa., was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for drug possession and his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.
12/05/2012
Charlotte, NC
Narcotics
Garcia was sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Voorhees following his prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina.
10/27/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics
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Omar Quintero, 28, of Los Angeles, Miguel Angel Quintero Jr., 38, also of Los Angeles; Eliasib Ventura, 34, of Alhambra; and Jonathan Ventura, 31, of Pomona, were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and were named in a one-count criminal complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. 

04/01/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics

A former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and member of the Puerto Rico basketball national team for several years, was sentenced in federal court Thursday to six months in prison, nine months in a drug rehabilitation facility and four years of supervised release following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.

08/19/2012
Tuscon, AZ
Narcotics
Also convicted were 17 undocumented aliens who backpacked marijuana from Mexico.
11/14/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
Morales Davila had his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Camille Rive Tuesday and was transferred to the Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Metropolitan Detention Center awaiting the outcome of his case.
05/11/2014
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
A 34-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison on conspiracy charges related to distribution and possession of methamphetamine. Jordan Barraco also received five years of supervised release as part of his sentence.
02/12/2014
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An Arizona man, Shane Grafman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and marijuana, as well as a separate charge of money laundering conspiracy, Wednesday in Buffalo.
10/30/2013
Columbus, OH
Narcotics
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Levi Winston, 50, of Columbus, pleaded guilty May 2 to charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and money laundering.
12/08/2015
Fort Worth, TX
Narcotics
Samuel Hebert, 32, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison. Joseph Sutton, 32, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison, and Steven Villegas, 32, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison. Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
08/06/2015
Billings, MT
Narcotics
The operation investigated a conspiracy to distribute about 10 pounds of methamphetamine in Montana, much of which was orchestrated by defendant Jason Neel, 31, from inside a California prison while serving a sentence for second-degree murder.
04/07/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners arrested, arrested two suspected Dominican Republic smugglers Thursday. Law enforcement also seized a 20-foot yola (boat) and 155 pounds of cocaine, with an approximately street value of $1.6 million.
03/30/2017
Columbus, OH
Narcotics
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Sylvain Desjardins, 47, and David Ayotte, 46, both from the Quebec area, had initial appearances in federal court in Columbus on charges of possession with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

09/11/2017
Lubbock, TX
Narcotics

Dewitt Donnell Bailey, 33, pleaded guilty in May 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base. Charlene Denise Davis, 47, Bailey’s half-sister, pleaded guilty in May 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

09/23/2014
Harrisburg, PA
Narcotics
Richard Carvajal, 57, of Reading, admitted to conspiring with others in Monroe County, Berks County, and elsewhere, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.
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.
02/17/2015
Laredo, TX
Narcotics
Sergio Cobaruvias-Romero, 55, of Mexico was sentenced Feb. 18 by Senior District Judge George Kazen to 120 months in federal prison. As an illegal alien, Cobaruvias-Romero is expected to face deportation proceedings following his release from prison.
07/22/2013
French Camp, CA
Narcotics
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Two men and a woman are in custody facing state charges following the discovery Monday of a massive illegal marijuana cultivation operation in this small community south of Stockton. The nearly 16,000 marijuana plants, valued at more than $30 million, were intermingled with stalks of corn in an effort to conceal them.
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.
09/16/2016
Washington, DC
Narcotics
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“Kingdom of Shadows,” a film that features ICE HSI ASAC Oscar Hagelsieb, and highlights the realities and consequences of drug trafficking along the United States-Mexican border made its national television premiere Monday, Sept. 19, on PBS. 

04/07/2017
Dallas, TX
Narcotics

Edgar Solorzano, 24, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of assault on a federal officer, and one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during in relation to a crime of violence.

02/18/2016
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics
Johnny Acosta, 38, of Douglas, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to felony charges of conspiracy to import more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and accepting bribes as a public official.
08/30/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Jose Loza, 40, the lead defendant in a 2016 federal grand jury indictment charging 51 Canta Ranas members and associates, was convicted Thursday afternoon of 12 felonies. Canta Ranas is a multi-generational criminal enterprise engaged in murder, attempted murder, assault, extortion, money laundering, and drug distribution.

04/20/2016
El Paso, TX
Transnational Gangs
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In addition to the 200-month sentence, Danny Ortiz, 32, was also ordered to serve six years on supervised release after he completes his prison term.

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