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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2007
For further Information Contact:
DEA Special Agent Douglas S. Collier,
Public Information Officer
TEL: (973) 776-1143
CELL: (862) 849-9833

Operation Royal Flush Nets 24 Arrests in New Jersey

MAR 19 -- (NEWARK) Gerard P. McAleer, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division along with Hudson County Prosecutor Edward J. De Fazio, and United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, Christopher J. Christie, announced the federal and state arrests of 24 individuals as part of a six-month joint narcotics investigation.

The investigation dubbed “Operation Royal Flush” received its name from the hip-hop recording studio named “Block Royal” located at 114 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City. Business owners and close associates of Block Royal were among those arrested in the investigation. Police believed that Block Royal was a front for an illicit drug enterprise dealing in heroin, powder cocaine, and crack cocaine. Among those arrested were Block Royal president and founder, Fabian Orriols, Age 41, from Jersey City. Orriols was found in possession of 100 “bricks” of heroin or the equivalent of 100 grams with an estimated street value of $75,000.00. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents, Hudson County Task Force Detectives, and Jersey City Police Detectives also seized over 700 grams of powder cocaine and crack-cocaine, $30,000.00 in cash proceeds, four handguns, hollow point ammunition, a bulletproof vest, and four vehicles throughout Hudson County. The arrests took place between the months of December 2006 and February 2007.

Gerard P. McAleer, Special Agent in Charge, DEA New Jersey Division stated, “This successful operation is yet another example of combined federal, state, county, and local efforts to remove drug traffickers from wherever they pursue their trade, and to make the community a safer place.”

According to Prosecutor De Fazio, “This complex investigation is another example of the successful teamwork exhibited by all the law enforcement agencies involved.”

"This was a highly successful investigation which took down a large group of individuals," said U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie. "These drug organizations ruin lives, scar neighborhoods and breed gun violence. It's good to see another one put out of business. Congratulations to Prosecutor DeFazio and all those -- whether state, federal or local law enforcement -- who contributed to the success of the investigation."

The following is a list of individuals that were arrested and charged federally:

  1. Fabian Orriols, Age 41
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute 100 grams or more of Heroin.

  2. Norberto Martel, Age 40
    Union City, New Jersey
    Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to
    Distribute five kilograms or more Cocaine.

  3. Jayson Santiago, Age 32
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Crack Cocaine.

  4. Walter Cedeno, Age 20
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Crack Cocaine.

    The following is a list of individuals that were arrested with state charges:

  5. Catalina Sacasa, Age 24
    23 Hopkins Avenue
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.
    Bail: $100,000

  6. Raul Morales, Age 25
    266 Palisade Avenue,
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine).
    Bail: $75,000

  7. Carlos Narvaez, Age 31
    272 Monticello Avenue
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property.
    Bail: $75,000

  8. Daniel Acevedo, Age 26
    81 Prospect Street.
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.
    Bail: $75,000

  9. Eliseo Ledesma, Age 24
    92 Ferry Street
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property.
    Bail: $250,000

  10. Erick Perez, Age 23
    23 St. Paul’s Avenue
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property, Possession of Prohibited Devices (hollow point bullets).
    Bail: $150,000

  11. Martin Arzola, Age 35
    205 Webster Avenue
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.
    Bail: $200,000

  12. Alfredo O’Neill, Age 31
    140 Carlton Avenue
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property.
    Bail: $75,000

  13. Daniel R. Orriols, Age 37
    1348A Paterson Plank Road
    Secaucus, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Dangerous. Substance (Cocaine).

  14. John DeValle, Age 25
    2018 Bergenline Avenue
    Union City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property.
    Bail: $100,000

  15. Luis Ortiz, Age 23
    505 28th Street
    Union City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.
    Bail: $150,000

  16. Orlando Bayona, Age 26
    410 7th Street
    Union City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Handgun), Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose.
    Bail: $125,000

  17. Nino Iglesias, Age 44
    414 7th Street
    Union City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

  18. Jose Santiago, Age 31
    209 Willow Avenue
    Hoboken, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property.
    Bail: $150,000

  19. Ronald Bodnar, Age 49
    70 West Main Street
    Ramsey, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property.
    Bail: $40,000

  20. George Bello, Age 35
    57 Lexington Avenue
    Rochelle Park, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine).
    Bail: $25,000

  21. Marcus Marcano, Age 25
    41 Forge Street
    Jamesburg, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property.
    Bail: $50,000

  22. Joseph Marcano, Age 25
    195 Buckelew Avenue
    Jamesburg, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine) while within 1000 feet of School Property.
    Bail: $75,000

  23. Michael J. Perrier, Age 35
    461 Palisade Avenue
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    State Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Heroin.
    Bail: $75,000

  24. Luanna Colon, Age 42
    156 Main Street
    South Bound Brook, New Jersey
    Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.
    Bail: $75,000

Notwithstanding the criminal complaint, every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and federal law.

 

 

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