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January 14, 2021

Six month investigation into Trenton gang yields 18 arrests with guns and drugs seized

TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, and Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri today announced that a six-month, multi-jurisdictional investigation of narcotics distribution and violent crime in the Mercer County area has culminated with the arrest of 18 individuals and the seizure of approximately 1,000 grams of heroin, 1,000 grams of methamphetamine, 15 pounds of marijuana, 11 guns, six vehicles and more than $22,000 in cash.   

January 13, 2021

Chinese national sentenced to 28 months in prison for importing fentanyl analogues and money laundering

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Rachael A. Honig, announced a Chinese national who held high-level executive positions at chemical and pharmaceutical companies in China was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for drug and money laundering offenses, including the importation of fentanyl analogues into New Jersey.

January 12, 2021

Acting U.S. Attorney announces settlement of civil forfeiture claims against over $50 million laundered through Black Market Peso Exchange

New York, N.Y. - Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Timothy J. Shea, the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and Susan A. Gibson, the Special Agent in Charge of the New Jersey Division of the DEA, announced today that the United States has settled a civil forfeiture action against assets of Sefira Capital LLC (“Sefira”) and 31 subsidiary corporations, which own high-end commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States.

January 12, 2021

Crips gang member sentenced to 100 months in prison in connection with attempted murder

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Rachael A. Honig, announced a member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for his role in an attempted murder charged as part of a RICO conspiracy, as well as narcotics trafficking.  

December 21, 2020

Two Passaic County men sentenced for roles in narcotics conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito, announced two Paterson, New Jersey, men were sentenced today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

December 15, 2020

Cumberland County man admits conspiring to distribute opioids, launder millions of dollars in drug proceeds

CAMDEN, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito announced a Cumberland County, New Jersey, man admitted today conspiring to illegally distribute over 1 million prescription pills and launder drug trafficking proceeds through the use of fictitious shell companies.

December 15, 2020

DEA launches “Secure Your Meds” winter campaign

NEWARK, N.J. – As part of its continuing efforts to reduce drug misuse and overdose, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is launching a winter campaign urging the public to “Secure Your Meds.” The current health crisis has magnified the importance of addressing the issue of controlled prescription drug misuse. With Americans spending more time at home due to the pandemic, now is a good opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets and secure unused medications. This one action can prevent medications from getting into the hands of children and others who may misuse them.

December 14, 2020

Cumberland County man admits to conspiring to distribute cocaine and other charges

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito announced a Cumberland County, New Jersey, man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

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