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07/29/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics
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Rogelio Mauricio Harris, a former Navy sailor who worked in military law enforcement, is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court Monday afternoon on charges he attempted to smuggle more than four pounds of methamphetamine out of the United States packaged to resemble a well-known brand of candy bar.
12/01/2011
Del Rio, TX
Narcotics
George Christopher Giron was sentenced to seven years and two months in federal prison on Tuesday for possession with intent to distribute 306 kilograms (673 pounds) of marijuana found during a traffic stop. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/13/2016
Charlotte, NC
Narcotics

Reginald Glenn Patterson, 45, of Los Angeles, was also ordered to serve 10 years supervised release following the completion of his prison sentence by U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr.

10/30/2012
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian police officer, Geoffrey Purdie, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he used his position to smuggle drugs and other contraband into Canada. The investigation is being conducted by members of Buffalo's Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST).
01/22/2014
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
Cecilio Mercedes de la Cruz, Victor Manuel Carela and Manuel Guzman de los Santos, all citizens of the Dominican Republic, were sentenced Wednesday to a collective sentence of 49 years for trafficking 918 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of $22 million.
09/02/2014
Charlotte, NC
Narcotics
Carlos Edgar Sandoval-Uriel, 31, of Mexico, was arrested as part of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) that has resulted in the conviction of 12 defendants on marijuana trafficking and money laundering charges. This OCDETF investigation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Huntersville and Cornelius police departments.
09/07/2011
Toms River, NJ
Narcotics
Widchard Jilus of Elizabeth, N.J., and Denise Jordan of Lakewood, N.J were arrested Thursday on drug possession and distribution charges following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Special Operations Group.
09/12/2013
Shreveport, LA
Narcotics
Robert W. Scogin, 52, and Peggy S. Scogin, 55, both of Shreveport, admitted in their guilty pleas they purchased approximately 9,000 pills of Schedule II, III and IV narcotics in Belize to include codeine and dihydrocodeine
05/23/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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The following five defendants are charged in a nine-count indictment alleging methamphetamine trafficking and money laundering offenses:  Rodriguez, 45, Leslie Frank Williams, 51, Oscar Garcia, 45, and Andy Garcia, 43, all residents of Deming; and Estella Aguilar, 44, of Tucson, Arizona.

09/27/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel was convicted Sept. 28 regarding a drug trafficking conspiracy that spanned more than 10 years, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
08/30/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Brianne Aguinaga, of Buffalo, New York was sentenced to five years in prison for distributing a controlled substance following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
06/03/2016
Helena, MT
Narcotics

All four men were sentenced following an 11-count indictment handed down in August 2015. Frankforter and Poynter were sentenced for distribution of methamphetamine; Craver and Jayne were sentenced for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

09/06/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
Following a joint operation between ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), three individuals were arrested Thursday at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (LMMIA) in San Juan for attempting to import, with the intent to distribute, more than six kilograms of heroin.
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.
09/29/2011
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
Barratt Eni of Little Rock, Ark., pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of more than 500 grams of cocaine with the intent to distribute, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI). On July 9, federal agents contacted Eni at the Orlando International Airport.
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. 

12/17/2012
Madison, WI
Narcotics
Jose Espinoza was sentenced Tuesday to 78 months in federal prison for attempting to possess and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.
04/15/2012
Laredo, TX
Narcotics
A jury convicted a southeast Texas man Monday for possessing with intent to distribute 637 kilograms (1,401 pounds) of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
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.
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.

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