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February 7, 2019

Manhattan U.S. Attorney announces extradition of OFAC- sanctioned Afghan man for Narco-Terrorism offenses

NEW YORK - Christopher Tersigni, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Operations Division and Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York,  announced today the extradition of Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf, aka “Haji Abdul Sattar Barakzai,” for attempting to import heroin into the United States, engaging in narco-terrorism for the benefit of the Taliban, and attempting to engage in narco-terrorism for the benefit of the Haqqani Network.

February 7, 2019

Colombian veterinarian sentenced to 72 months’ imprisonment for heroin importation conspiracy

BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Andres Lopez Elorez, a veterinarian who surgically implanted liquid heroin in puppies on behalf of Colombian drug traffickers, was sentenced by United States District Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. to 72 months’ imprisonment. In September 2018, Elorez pleaded guilty to conspiring to import heroin into the United States. Upon completion of his sentence, the defendant will be deported.

February 6, 2019

Buffalo man sentenced to 20 years for distributing fentanyl which resulted in death

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 Carlique DeBerry, 40, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of distribution of fentanyl causing death, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

February 5, 2019

Final members of East Alabama drug trafficking organization sentenced

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The final three members of a drug trafficking organization based in Lee County were sentenced in federal court last week, announced Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge Andy Langan with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr.

Marquis Lanez Miller, Lester Stephen Young, and Worldly Dieago Holstick were sentenced last week, bringing the total number of organization members sentenced in federal court to 19.   

February 5, 2019

Westside Crips gang member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy involving drug trafficking

SAN DIEGO – Westside Crips gang member William McKinley Bright today became the last of 12 defendants to plead guilty, admitting that he participated in a racketeering conspiracy involving narcotics trafficking, sex trafficking and other violent crimes.

Bright, aka “Slim,” admitted to his membership and association with the Westside Crips, which primarily operated in Oceanside. Sentencing for Bright is scheduled for May 3, 2019. 

February 4, 2019

Myrtle Beach man pleads guilty to selling heroin and cocaine “speedball” that caused overdose death

FLORENCE, S.C. - United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that James Latron Sumter, aka “T”, 35, of Myrtle Beach has pled guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute a quantity of cocaine and heroin, the use of which resulted in serious bodily injury or death. This charge potentially carries a mandatory sentence of 20 years to life in federal prison. 

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