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October 3, 2019

Trio headed to prison for drug conspiracy

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A Brownsville man and a couple living in Los Fresnos have been ordered to prison for a total of nearly 50 years for their role in transporting meth from Brownsville to Louisiana, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy and U. S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Jesus Hector Garza Jr., 31, Gelacio Flores-Flores, 33, and Mayra Danira Rodriguez, 40, pleaded guilty in 2018.

October 3, 2019

Fentanyl distributor who used the dark web and crypto currency sentenced to 30 years in federal prison

HOUSTON -- In what is believed to be the first fentanyl distribution case using the dark web and crypto currency in the Southwest Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Region, a federal judge in San Antonio today sentenced 30-year-old Alaa Mohammed Allawi to 30 years in federal prison for distributing approximately 245 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycod

October 3, 2019

Seventeen charged in Passaic County drug trafficking conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito, and Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Newark Field Division Charlie J.

October 2, 2019

Two men admit to selling cocaine in a parking lot

LAREDO, Texas – A local man and a Mexican national have pleaded guilty for their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute 42.5 kilograms of cocaine in the U.S., announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Houston Division, Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

 

October 2, 2019

Nearly a dozen drug traffickers off the streets and headed to prison

LAREDO, Texas - A total of 12 area drug traffickers and money launderers have received their sentences following their convictions related to a drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

All had previously pleaded guilty for their varying roles in the scheme. U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo imposed the sentences over the course of the last three days.

October 2, 2019

Staten Island brothers plead guilty to opioid distribution conspiracies

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –   Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Joseph Calabria pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Last week, on Sept. 23, 2019, his brother, Michael Calabria, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

October 2, 2019

Alleged Mexican drug kingpin charged with leading a continuing criminal enterprise and other drug-related charges

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A superseding indictment was filed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Vicente Carrillo Fuentes with running a continuing criminal enterprise, as well as firearms offenses, money laundering and other drug-related crimes through his leadership of the Juarez Cartel, a violent drug trafficking organization.  Carrillo Fuentes was arrested by Mexican authorities in October 2014 and is presently incarcerated in Mexico.

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