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08/04/2020
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Alejandrina Quevedo-Hernandez, 21, from Brownsville, entered her guilty plea Aug. 4, in front of U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera. She admitted to possessing with intent to distribute more than five pounds of cocaine when she attempted to enter the United States from Mexico.

08/14/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Narcotics
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A federal drug task force arrested 18 people Thursday linked to three drug trafficking organizations that smuggled narcotics from Mexico inside PVC pipe typically hidden in the axles of commercial trucks that ended up at truck yards in South Los Angeles and southern Los Angeles County.
07/17/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
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Edwin Fernandez, 37, was bringing dozens of kilos of cocaine into United States via Philadelphia International Airport from the Dominican Republic. About 70 kilograms of cocaine in Philadelphia and the Dominican Republic was intercepted during the seizure and investigation.
01/03/2012
Ventura, CA
Narcotics
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"Ten people are in custody following the predawn interdiction Wednesday of a Mexican ""panga"" boat loaded with more than a ton of marijuana along the Ventura County coast north of Los Angeles. "
03/19/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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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).
10/13/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Narcotics
Arthur Office, 45, from Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty April 1, 2015, to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine.
04/04/2017
McAllen, TX
Narcotics

Martin Perez, 37, from Mercedes, Texas, was sentenced April 4 by Senior U.S. District Judge Janice Graham Jack to 262 months in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release.

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.

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.
02/04/2015
Amarillo, TX
Narcotics
Hugo Gomez-Barrientos, 46, most recently of Hereford, Texas, pleaded guilty in November 2014 to an indictment charging one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He has been in custody since his Sept. 25 arrest at his residence after the indictment was returned.
03/29/2011
Tampa, FL
Narcotics
An indicted was unsealed in federal court Wednesday, charging Juan Alberto Ortiz-Lopez, 41, of San Marcos, Guatemala, with federal drug trafficking offenses. Ortiz-Lopez's indictment was obtained following a long-term investigation by the Operation Panama Express (PANEX) Task Force, which is a multi-agency task force targeting large scale drug...
01/06/2013
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Niagara Falls, N.Y., man pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to possess, with the intent to distribute, 100 kilograms of marijuana. The man faces up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine.
09/25/2011
San Juan, PR
Narcotics
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Two U.S. citizens were arrested Sunday for attempting to transport cocaine concealed in a backpack through the San Juan seaport.
07/06/2020
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Paul Belloisi, 52, was arrested Feb. 5 following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at JFK. Belloisi, of Hicksville, New York, is charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import cocaine and importation of cocaine.

05/12/2015
Victoria, TX
Narcotics
Michael Gregory Oertli, 40, of Brookshire, Texas, pleaded guilty in November 2014 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
11/08/2016
Santa Ana, CA
Narcotics
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Sean Libbert, 41, of Newport Beach, pleaded guilty to a series of charges related to a scheme to distribute synthetic drugs commonly called “spice” or “bath salts.” Some of the drugs in this case nearly killed a victim who ingested them, according to the 16-count indictment filed in June 2014 that was the first in the Central District of California involving drug analogues.

09/05/2019
Blaine, WA
Narcotics

Three defendants were arrested in the Los Angeles area, while the others were arrested in the Seattle and Vancouver, Canada areas. Three additional defendants are currently in state custody and will be transferred over to federal custody at a later date.

02/12/2013
Nogales, AZ
Narcotics
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Federal authorities Wednesday shut down a just-completed, cross-border drug smuggling tunnel and seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana.
09/23/2014
St Paul, MN
Narcotics
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This indictment resulted from a three-year joint investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Minneapolis Police Department and St. Paul Police Department, operating under the auspices of Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) designation.
06/14/2016
Chicago, IL
Narcotics

Federal, state and local law enforcement arrested the following 17 defendants:  Justo Capeles; Carlos David; Jose E. Deanda; Luis Diaz; Isaac Elena-Leonardo; Ramon Elizondo; Brenda Fontanez-Masso; Jorge Fontanez-Masso; Emerito Quiles; Edgardo Q. Rivera; Edgardo S. Rivera; Jason Rivera; Omayra Rivera; Jose Santos-Marti; Jaime M. Vega; Carlos Velasquez; Edgar Velez, who remains at large.

07/12/2011
New York, NY
Narcotics
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Thirty-seven members and associates of an international ethnic-Albanian organized crime group were arrested for trafficking cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy (MDMA) and prescription drugs.
07/30/2012
Atlanta, GA
Narcotics
A former Delta Airlines ramp agent at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, who attempted to obtain a suitcase containing more than $614,000 worth of illegal drugs off of a flight from Mexico City, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal district court to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances.
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...
12/17/2019
Tucson, AZ
Narcotics

A State Grand Jury indicted 11 individuals accused of shipping illegal drugs and contraband across the country through the United Parcel Service (UPS); collectively the defendants face 48 felony counts, including money laundering, transportation of marijuana for sale, transportation of narcotic drugs for sale, misconduct involving weapons, and illegally conducting an enterprise.

08/23/2016
Oakland, CA
Narcotics

Joseph Edward Conner, 47, of Bay Point, admitted he engaged in three transactions with a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) undercover agent in an effort to distribute the methamphetamine. On Aug. 22, 2014, Conner negotiated the sale of a half-pound of 99 percent pure methamphetamine for $3,000. 

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