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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.
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.
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.
07/24/2018
Waco, TX
Narcotics

Jurors convicted Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez, 38, on one count each of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import marijuana, unlawful distribution of controlled substances (extra-territorial), conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import cocaine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Kiko Trevino is the nephew of Los Zetas leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (Z-40) and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales (Z-42).

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.
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.
04/01/2015
Harrisburg, PA
Narcotics
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.
09/23/2015
Detroit, MI
Narcotics
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As part of the PSA campaign, Talk 760 WJR-AM will air a 60-second PSA, which features HSI Detroit Special Agent in Charge Marlon Miller discussing some of the harmful side effects of synthetic drugs.
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.
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...
01/06/2016
Dallas, TX
Contraband
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.
01/20/2011
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
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.
12/04/2013
Anchorage, AK
Narcotics
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.
10/01/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
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...
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."
01/09/2014
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
"After Rapinder ""Rob"" Singh Sidhu quit the RCMP in 2003 disgruntled about his treatment, he went on to assist a criminal conspiracy allied with the Hells Angels to import large shipments of cocaine into Canada and to smuggle B.C. Bud marijuana into the U.S."
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.
12/18/2011
Houston, TX
Narcotics
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...
02/26/2020
Jackson, MS
Narcotics
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Cleveland James McKinney, 30, of Atlanta, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison Tuesday, followed by five years of supervised release, for illegally transporting 41.97 kilograms of 100% pure methamphetamine and 4.5 kilograms of heroin that had been smuggled into the United States from Mexico.

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.

03/04/2012
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics
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...
08/14/2014
Muskogee, OK
Narcotics
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.
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.
03/09/2014
Del Rio, TX
Narcotics
Diego Santillan, 32, from Del Rio, was sentenced March 6 to 216 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.
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).

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