Revere Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Attempted Purchase of 20 Kilograms of Cocaine
BOSTON – A Revere, Massachusetts, man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with attempting to purchase 20 kilograms of cocaine from undercover agents.
Jesus Arley Munera-Gomez, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. On Nov. 15, 2021, Munera-Gomez was convicted following a week-long trial of one count of attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.
“DEA is committed to bring to justice those that distribute cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “This sentence not only holds Mr. Munera-Gomez accountable for his crimes but serves as a warning that DEA and its local, state and federal partners will do everything in our power to keep these highly addictive drugs off the streets.”
In February 2020, Munera-Gomez arranged to purchase 20 kilograms of cocaine from undercover agents in exchange for $200,000. At the meeting location, Munera-Gomez took a duffle bag from the undercover agents containing 20 kilograms of sham cocaine. He was arrested immediately following the transaction. A subsequent search of Munera-Gomez’s residence resulted in the seizure of approximately $200,000 which was to be used as the down payment for the cocaine.
Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division and U. S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jared C. Dolan and Lauren A. Graber of Rollins’ Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.