Drug Enforcement Administration

New Jersey

Valerie A. Nickerson, Special Agent in Charge

April 17, 2018

Contact: Timothy P. McMahon

Phone Number: (973) 776-1100

Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute More Than 45 Kilograms Of Narcotics

TRENTON, N.J. -  Valerie A. Nickerson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, and Craig Carpenito, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, announced a Miami man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute over 45 kilograms of narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and morphine.

Sauro D. Estevez Figueredo, 50, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 400 grams or more of fentanyl, and morphine.

Figueredo was originally arrested with Edwin Alamo Jr., 23, Emmanuel Gonzalez, 33, both of Bronx, New York, Alberto Mora, 54, of Morriston, Florida, and Porfirio Peralta-Nunez, 39, of Jersey City, New Jersey, in February 2016. All five defendants have since pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug distribution conspiracy.

Figueredo admitted that he collected narcotics and transported them via tractor-trailer to New Jersey. He also admitted that Mora handed out a suitcase with 22 kilograms of heroin and afterwards, another conspirator took two bags containing fentanyl, morphine and heroin from the tractor-trailer. He further admitted that there were two additional bags on the tractor-trailer - one that contained 10 kilograms of fentanyl and one that contained 10 kilograms of cocaine - that would have been provided to other conspirators if not for law enforcement’s intervention.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Figueredo to five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Valerie A. Nickerson in Newark, with the investigation.

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