Eleven individuals were arrested as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation named “Smokey’s Café,” involving a heroin trafficking conspiracy, the DEA announced yesterday. Five of them are alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia.
Laredo residents Jose Ricardo Diaz (42), Pedro…Continue
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A former Houston police officer was sentenced yesterday to over 30 years in prison for his role in a large-scale drug operation. Noe Juarez was convicted on January 15, 2015, for dealing 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and assisting an organization responsible for distributing hundreds of kilograms of cocaine…Continue
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31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs-based street gang were arrested Tuesday on charges related to a wide-ranging criminal enterprise controlled by a member of the Mexican Mafia that allegedly is responsible for the murder of a rival gangster and the attempted murder of a Whittier Police…Continue
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It remains hard to believe, but the moment Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, will set foot in an American prison cell is coming ever closer. Yesterday, Mexico’s foreign ministry approved his extradition to the United States where he faces a long list of charges ranging from money laundering and drug…Continue
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Clarence Anthony Hatton, nicknamed “C-Money,” of Las Vegas was sentenced last week to serve 16 years in prison for supplying large quantities of cocaine to Alaska and Michigan over the past five years; he was also fined $40,000, and required to forfeit expensive vehicles and over $700,000 in drug…Continue
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A federal jury in Corpus Christi has returned guilty verdicts against 55-year-old Edilberto Maso Diaz of Mesquite, on all counts as charged in a marijuana conspiracy. The jury deliberated for less than five hours Tuesday before convicting Diaz of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and three…Continue
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Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan (36) of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Sentencing is scheduled for July 28, 2016.
According to the plea agreement filed with the court, between August 30, 2015, and September 3, 2015, Ponce-Pagan…Continue
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Another strike was dealt against the South American country of Suriname on Wednesday when Edmund Muntslag was found guilty by an American court of trying to bring shipments of drugs into the United States.
Muntslag faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. According to…Continue
Seven pharmaceutical companies in Belgium have been accused of selling large amounts of medicine containing ephedrine to Mexican drug lord Ezio Figueroa-Vasquez (photo above), who used the products to manufacture $360 million worth of crystal meth.
As a criminal one has to cut corners and be creative. Meth cooks have been…Continue
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Twelve more members of the Seven Mile Bloods street gang in Detroit were charged in a superseding indictment Tuesday, adding charges for racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, firearms violations and related offenses. The previous indictment had charged three other individuals.
The Seven Mile Bloods (SMB) gang…Continue
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A total of 14 people are now in custody on methamphetamine charges in three separate cases, all part of Operation Dream Catcher, which also led to the apprehension of 7 and 15 more individuals in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, respectively.
Those taken into custody included:
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Mexican drug lord Alfredo Beltran Leyva (photo above), also known as Mochomo, one of the leaders of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, an organization responsible for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in an international narcotics trafficking…Continue
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In the darkness of the criminal underworld organized crime and terrorism are bound to intertwine. Law enforcement is well aware of these hellish partnerships. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) yesterday announced significant arrests targeting Lebanese Hezbollah’s External Security Organization Business Affairs…Continue
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Just when you thought the story of Joaquin Guzman, Mexico’s top drug lord, couldn’t get any stranger, Hollywood’s bad boy and Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn steps into the fold with an exclusive interview he had with El Chapo several months ago. Despite all of Guzman’s answers, the interview mainly raises questions. Among them,…Continue
Authorities in Texas have arrested the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club on federal racketeering and drug distribution charges, yesterday. Charges stem from Bandidos’ war with rival biker gang Cossacks MC and a drug ring run by Bandidos leaders and members of its Colorado chapter.
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Suriname is officially being run by a bunch of narcotics traffickers. Today, the South American country named a former soldier who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for running an ecstasy laboratory as the new head of its…Continue
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Live by the gun, die by the gun. Mexican drug lord Carlos Rosales Mendoza’s life ended in familiar fashion. His dead body was dumped along with three other corpses in the carpark of a tollbooth along a motorway in western Mexico. All four men had been tortured and shot to death.
Rosales Mendoza was the founder of La…Continue
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Mexican criminal organizations are the biggest drug threat to the United States, the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment by the DEA reports. They already are the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, but continue to ramp up production and trafficking to flood drug markets in the U.S. “These groups are…Continue
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Fourteen leaders, members and associates of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips, a violent street gang operating in and around Newark, were charged Wednesday with racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms offenses and related crimes.
This indictment follows the coordinated takedown in May 2015 of 50 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips who were charged by criminal complaints with drug-trafficking, physical…Continue
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For a while there, 48-year-old Ygoa Almonte-Baez’s organization made millions of dollars selling highly pure smack. He was the main “pusher” of many a heroin addict in Massachusetts and New York. But with overdoses from the drug on the rise, authorities were quick to bring Almonte-Baez’s network down.