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Brownsville, TX
A Guatemalan man was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison without parole for trafficking heroin into the United States from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
Baltimore, MD

U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Narada Walls, age 38, of Salisbury, Maryland, today to 12 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess and to distribute fentanyl and fentanyl analogues.  Fentanyl analogues are chemical compounds designed to have effects similar to fentanyl and can be just as deadly.  Judge Russell also ordered that Walls must forfeit anything of value seized during the investigation, including $29,650 in cash.

Boston, MA
In October 2012, Alberto Feliz Garcia pleaded guilty to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, being an alien in possession of a firearm, passport fraud, and possession with intent to distribute heroin.
Sacramento, CA
John James Kash, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller. Kash was convicted in November 2015 after a six-day jury trial of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michele Beckwith, Christiaan Highsmith, Kevin Khasigian, and Justin Lee prosecuted the case.
Corpus Christi, TX
Jose Garza from Sullivan City, Texas, pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. The investigation was conducted in Corpus Christi by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations...
Fort Worth, TX

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. 

Los Angeles, CA
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
Nearly two years ago today, Philadelphia International Airport came to a grinding halt as a security incident was discovered on a Bermuda-bound US Airways aircraft. This security incident turned out to be a drug smuggling operation discovered by an astute airline employee...
Muskogee, OK
Tomas Camargo-Chavez, 39, aka Thomas Camargo, aka Thomas Camargo-Chavez, aka Scarface, of Poteau, Oklahoma, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James H. Payne to 63 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.
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.
Denver, CO
Twenty people were arrested Wednesday following the two separate federal grand jury indictments charging 22 defendants with crimes related to trafficking methamphetamine and international money laundering. The charges were announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Colorado, and OCDETF's Strike Force.
Corpus Christi, TX
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.
Medford, OR
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.
Houston, TX
Brielle Latoi Orridge of Bronx, N.Y., was arrested Monday at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport for being in possession of 1.38 kilograms of cocaine after a canine alerted the presence of narcotics inside Orridge's luggage.The investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in coordination with U.S. Customs...
San Juan, PR
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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."
Lubbock, TX
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...
Charlotte, NC
Jorge Molina-Sanchez, 35, of Mexico, was convicted by a federal jury in May 2013 of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine and at least one kilogram of heroin, conspiracy to launder proceeds of drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Dallas, TX
Jesus Garcia, 42, pleaded guilty in 2014 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. A total of 19 defendants were charged in the conspiracy; most have been convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 18 months to 20 years in federal prison.
Albuquerque, NM
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A federal judge Monday sentenced heroin trafficker Steven Michael Carrasco to 57 months in federal prison, following an investigation by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Wichita Falls, TX

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.

Mobile, AL
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.
Anchorage, AK
Robin Michael Gattis, the 20-year-old son of Alaska state house member Lynn Gattis, admitted in an August plea agreement to illegally importing methylone and leading a drug conspiracy.
Harrisburg, PA
Alan Folweiler, 21, admitted his involvement as part of a group distributing alpha-pvp, a synthetic drug commonly known as bath salts during 2011 through 2013.
Fresno, CA
Nine central California men have been charged in an eight-count federal indictment handed down Thursday for their role in a large-scale illegal pot growing operation in the Sequoia National Forest. This information was uncovered during a multi-agency probe involving U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Nogales, AZ
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.