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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.

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).
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.

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.

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).
02/07/2013
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
If convicted, suspect faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
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.
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.

08/07/2014
Camden, NJ
Narcotics
Marcus Taylor, 41, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing and possessing with intent to distribute oxycodone before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb.
12/21/2014
Laredo, TX
Narcotics
Oscar DeLeon, aka "Shrek," 39, of Laredo, was sentenced by U.S. Circuit Court Judge Gregg Costa to 262 months in federal prison. DeLeon was also ordered him to pay a money judgment of $41,950,000, followed by 10 years of supervised release.
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.
01/17/2013
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics
A federal jury on Friday convicted Jennifer Ellen Marie Rodriguez, a U.S. citizen who resided in Reynosa, Mexico, on one count of possessing with intent to distribute more than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of methamphetamine.
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...
11/29/2016
El Paso, TX
Narcotics

Samuel Velasco Gurrola, 41, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct the affairs of an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity. He faces up to life in federal prison when sentenced.

05/01/2017
Tulsa, OK
Narcotics
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The check for $690,320.23 represents TCSO’s share of monies and assets seized from one defendant in Operation MEGA BUZZ, which is divided among the participating agencies as part of ICE's asset-sharing agreement
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.
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.
05/13/2013
Houston, TX
Narcotics
Mikkail Antonio Nolasco Jimenez was arrested at Bush Intercontinental Airport after it was determined he had allegedly ingested 53 pellets containing cocaine.
08/14/2013
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
The cocaine had an estimated street value of $24 million.
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.
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.
12/10/2013
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Julio Cesar Cardenas was sentenced Wednesday to four life sentences in federal prison for his involvement in leading a drug trafficking organization that had close ties to the Gulf Cartel and delivered drugs throughout 12 states.

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