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05/15/2013
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
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A consensual search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 12 boxes containing more than 932 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of the van's two occupants.
04/13/2014
Fargo, ND
Narcotics
Casey Stevens Rosen, 24, of Minneapolis, Minn., was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for conspiracy to possess and distribute analogue substances resulting in serious bodily injury or death.
05/16/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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"Drug traffickers suffered yet another setback today. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers stopped ""The Islander,"" a ferry boat carrying vehicles from neighboring island Vieques, for a routine inspection."
06/21/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, June 17 after a narcotics canine allegedly detected the odor of illegal drugs in his vehicle.

10/03/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

The charge to which Ruben Fuentes Jr., 38, of Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty stemmed from a seizure of more than 13 lbs. of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

09/15/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics
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A Los Angeles-area man made his initial appearance in federal court Thursday on drug trafficking charges following his arrest at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for attempting to smuggle nearly five pounds of methamphetamine through airport security, all of which concealed inside snack food bags in his backpack.
07/10/2012
Mobile, AL
Narcotics
Frank James Abston of Houston, Texas was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Alabama, following an investigation by with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.
11/05/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Dean Myrie, a Jamaican national, pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping a fellow member of a drug organization who was later murdered. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide/Missing Persons Unit and the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
06/12/2014
Santa Ana, CA
Narcotics
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Sean Libbert, 38, of Newport Coast, and Kyle Kledzik, 26, of Dana Point, were taken into custody by federal agents associated with the Los Angeles HIDTA (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Southern California Drug Task Force.
03/09/2011
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized nearly 13 pounds of methamphetamine Wednesday near Amado, Ariz. An HSI agent, working with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Border Patrol, found the drugs after a suspected drug smuggling vehicle was stopped in Nogales as it traveled north on Interstate 19 toward Tucson.
08/31/2016
San Juan, PR
Contraband
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From Aug. 23 to Aug. 30, HSI special agents and its CCSF counterparts seized 2,386 kilograms of cocaine and 1,010 kilograms of marijuana which represented one the largest seizures since the creation of the strike force.

12/06/2016
Fort Worth, TX
Narcotics

Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda, aka “Chuy” and “Juan Ramos,” 60, was convicted at trial in May 2016 on one count of interstate stalking and one count of conspiracy to commit murder for hire. 

05/16/2017
Las Cruces, NM
Narcotics

Erika Jimenez, 31, from Deming, New Mexico, must also serve three years of supervised release after she completes her prison sentence.

06/15/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
Higinio Castillo, 25, from Philadelphia, was sentenced today for leading Castillo Drug Smuggling Organization (CDSO). Castillo and the members of the CDSO recruited couriers who swallowed packets of heroin inside their bodies in order to smuggle the drugs into the country.
11/19/2015
Providence, RI
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Damien Beverly, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, two counts of transportation to engage in prostitution and one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.
01/21/2016
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
Noel Pena, 29, of Rio Grande City, who had been assigned to the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force, and Hector Salinas-Hinojosa, 21, of Roma, Texas, were sentenced Jan. 21, by U.S. Chief Judge Ricardo Hinojosa. Judge Hinojosa ordered Pena to serve 84 months in federal prison, while Salinas will serve a 60-month term.
07/07/2011
Lubbock, TX
Narcotics
Rodney Pena Mendez, the leader of a methamphetamine and marijuana trafficking organization in San Angelo, Texas, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine. The case is being investigated by the following agencies: U.S. ICE 's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), San Angelo Police Department...
09/20/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Julian Luna-Nieto pleaded guilty Friday to methamphetamine trafficking and witness tampering. This investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).
02/02/2012
McAllen, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican national was sentenced on Friday to 348 months imprisonment for possessing with intent to distribute about 72 kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
01/13/2015
Medford, OR
Narcotics
Marco Antonio Gutierrez, 36, of Grants Pass, received a 14-year federal prison sentence, and his brother, Samuel De La Cruz Gutierrez, 43, also of Grants Pass, was sentenced to 10 years.
07/17/2017
Wichita Falls, TX
Narcotics

U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor sentenced Juan Leonardo Tello, 50, of Dallas, Texas, to 180 months in federal prison. In May 2017, Judge O’Connor sentenced the following three co-defendants to federal prison sentences for their roles in this methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy: Jackie Eugene Clayton, 38, to 235 months in federal prison; Juan Carlos Lopez, 53, to 100 months in federal prison; and Rudy Roman Ramirez, 45, to 135 months.

02/14/2018
Tyler, TX
Narcotics

On Feb. 14, following a three-day jury trial, Conrado Depaz Arellano, 48, illegally residing in Carthage, Texas, was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  Additionally, on Feb. 12, 2018, Arellano pleaded guilty to being illegally in the United States after having been deported.

02/27/2019
Victoria, TX
Narcotics

Raul Beltran Jr., 50, and his son Edward Beltran, 24, both of Rio Grande City, Texas, pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance (more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana).

06/23/2013
Houston, TX
Narcotics
Rolin Eli Escober, 50, of Humble, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore to 108 months in federal prison.
01/28/2013
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics
A south Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.

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