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February 15, 2019

Five members of heroin trafficking ring arrested in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Four men from Syracuse and one from New York City (the Bronx) have been charged with operating a heroin distribution ring from which investigators seized over 62,000 individual bags of heroin, totaling in excess of two kilograms, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Field Division.  

February 14, 2019

Two-week trial leads to conviction of drug trafficker for conspiring to import cocaine in shipment of chili peppers

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Earlier today, following a two-week trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn returned a guilty verdict against Humberto Baez for conspiring to import and distribute cocaine, and for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, in connection with his participation in a scheme responsible for smuggling 16 kilograms of cocaine into the United States through the Dominican Republic in February 2018. When sentenced by United States District Judge Jack B.

February 13, 2019

Three members of Lockport fentanyl ring arrested

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; New York Division, and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., announced that Bruno J. Haney, II, 29, Marissa L. DeCarlo, 26, and James O.

February 13, 2019

DEA Omaha Division feels effects of Sinaloa Cartel

OMAHA, Neb. –The February 12 conviction of Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficker Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman-Lorea serves as a reminder of the effect his organization has had on the five states that make up the Drug Enforcement Administration Omaha Division.  Countless illicit drugs have made their way into local communities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota from routes that begin in Mexico.

February 12, 2019

Multiple white supremacist gang members among 54 defendants charged in RICO indictment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Dozens of members of a white supremacist gang allegedly responsible for multiple acts of violence were charged in a superseding indictment unsealed today in the Eastern District of Arkansas. The indictment alleges that the New Aryan Empire is a racketeering enterprise, which committed violent acts—attempted murder, kidnapping, and maiming—in support of its organization and its wide-ranging drug-trafficking operation.

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