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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.
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.
08/11/2011
Orlando, FL
Narcotics
Two Orlando men were sentenced Friday for conspiracy to import heroin, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Orange County Sheriff's Office, and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation.
07/10/2012
Greenbelt, MD
Narcotics
A federal grand jury has indicted nine individuals charged with conspiring to distribute more than 2,200 pounds of marijuana and with conspiring to conduct financial transactions to conceal the source and ownership of the proceeds of the drug distribution.
05/31/2017
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Two indictments were unsealed charging 25 defendants with a variety of narcotics, firearms, and robbery-related offenses. Of the 25 defendants, 21 are associated with a drug-distribution organization operating primarily in the Hunts Point neighborhood in the Bronx and are charged in United States v. Hector Palermo, et al. (Palermo Indictment).

04/27/2020
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Lorenzo Sanchez, 39, appeared in federal court April 27 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, for an initial appearance on a criminal complaint charging him with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

11/16/2014
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Gary Barham, 52, of Easton, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.
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.

09/19/2012
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with other members of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), arrested three Dominican Republic nationals for drug trafficking and seized 918 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $22 million Monday off the southern coast of Puerto Rico.
10/30/2011
Newark, NJ
Narcotics
Romeo Folkes, the extradited leader of an organization that smuggled cocaine aboard commercial airlines from the West Indies to England via the United States, was sentenced in federal court Monday to 120 months in prison. The investigation was conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection and...
04/03/2014
San Diego, CA
Narcotics
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The passageway - equipped with lighting, a crude rail system and wooden trusses - exits inside a warehouse at 10145 Via de la Amistad. The entrance is accessed down a 70-foot shaft secured by a cement cover.
03/06/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Timothy Wilson of Toms River, N.J., was sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine possession and distribution related charges after he was arrested and convicted in Maryland while attempting to drive through Maryland with cocaine base hidden in a rental car.
07/27/2020
San Antonio, TX
Narcotics

Angelica Nohemi Reyes-Vasquez, 28, from Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jason K. Pulliam, Western District of Texas to 70 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. Since she is not a U.S. citizen, she is expected to face deportation proceedings following her incarceration. On Jan. 21, 2020, she pleaded guilty to one count of importation of heroin.

12/08/2016
Honolulu, HI
Narcotics

If convicted of the most serious charges in the indictment, the defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum prison terms of 10 years. Other charges carry maximum terms of 40 years in prison. While the least serious drug offenses have maximum prison terms of 20 years. 

11/12/2019
Tyler, TX
Narcotics

Eduardo Pineda, 26, from Tyler, Texas, pleaded guilty July 25, 2019, to manufacturing and possessing with intent to manufacture and distribute marijuana; he was sentenced Nov. 12 to 108 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.

07/20/2014
Sierra Vista, AZ
Narcotics
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During the course of an ongoing drug smuggling investigation, HSI Douglas special agents developed information about a possible drug stash house located in Whetstone, Arizona. Agents initiated surveillance on the property and observed a pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer pull up to the house. Subsequently, several individuals were seen loading it with bales of marijuana. Agents then alerted Sierra Vista police.
07/25/2016
New York, NY
Narcotics

Following a two week trial, a federal jury found Gregorio, 60, and Angelo Gigliotti, 36, guilty for their involvement trafficking cocaine through multiple countries. Gregorio Gigliotti was also convicted of possessing a stash of firearms in connection with the operation.

06/11/2012
Del Rio, TX
Narcotics
Anthony Ramirez was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in federal prison Friday for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. This sentence resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of U.S Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol and the Texas Department of Public Safety...
02/10/2014
New Haven, CT
Narcotics
Cruz Bonilla, 30, aka Jay, is one of more than 100 individuals that have been charged with federal and state offenses as a result of this investigation.
11/09/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
Ronald Mays, 63, of Wilmington, Delaware was arrested in April this year after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation.
12/09/2012
Baltimore, MD
Narcotics
Keith James of Baltimore was sentenced to 10 years in prison after James pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
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. 

11/18/2019
Saint Johnsbury, VT
Narcotics
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During the month-long operation conducted by federal, state, local, and county officers, and coordinated with federal and state prosecutors, law enforcement arrested or charged 16 individuals, searched three residences, and seized approximately 700 bags of fentanyl and heroin, 100 grams of cocaine base, two firearms, and $4,000 in drug proceeds. Two of the sixteen defendants remained fugitives at the time of the announcement with 14 arrested and in custody.
08/02/2016
New York, NY
Narcotics

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) is charging Nestor Luis Reverol Torres, the former general director of Venezuela’s ONA and former commander of Venezuela’s National Guard, and Edylberto Jose Molina Molina, the former sub-director of ONA and currently Venezuela’s military attaché to Germany, for trafficking drugs to the United States while they served for the ONA.

11/29/2018
Great Falls, MT
Narcotics

Michael Christopher Laird, 26, of California, pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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