APR 29 (ORLANDO, Fla.) – Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, A. Lee Bentley, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announced that U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr. yesterday sentenced Demis Ulises Mokay-Fong (31, Orlando) to 19 and one-half years in federal prison for drug trafficking charges and illegally re-entering the United States after deportation. Mokay-Fong pleaded guilty to the offenses on November 21, 2013.
Mokay-Fong’s co-conspirators were previously sentenced for their roles in the drug trafficking conspiracy. Carlos Armando Castro-Medina (40, Orlando) was sentenced to 13 years, Irvin Gutierrez (26, Orlando), was sentenced to six years, and Jesus Emmanuel Corrales (34, Las Vegas, Nevada) was sentenced to three years in prison.
According to court documents, Mokay-Fong and his co-conspirators distributed 12 pounds of methamphetamine (“Ice”), over 11,000 pounds of marijuana using tractor trailers, and kilograms of cocaine. The drugs were obtained through Mokay-Fong, who acted as the Sinaloa Cartel’s contact for the supply of the narcotics that were transported from Mexico, through the Southwestern United States, into Central Florida. The investigation revealed conversations between the conspirators discussing the cartel’s use of hit men and kidnappings of family members to help collect drug debts incurred by others during the course of the conspiracy, as well as the cartel’s attempts to lure debtors to Mexico to face the cartel. In addition to their criminal activity in Central Florida, Mokay-Fong and Gutierrez traveled to Philadelphia for the cartel, and retrieved a tractor trailer containing 8,000 pounds of marijuana that had been inadvertently delivered to the wrong truck depot.
This investigation was conducted by the DEA, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Upper Allen Township (Pennsylvania) Police Department. This case was prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.