FRANCE 🇫🇷 (DNRED) : un procès, finalement pourquoi ?

Michel Sapin, Erwan Guilmin et François Hollande

par Marc Fievet, AKA NS 55 DNRED

Une affaire de café ! Vraiment ?

Avoir voulu juger cette affaire fut une gageure hasardeuse qui n’a rien solutionné et ne solutionnera rien, surtout en ayant oublié tout ou partie des responsables de ces dérives .

ÉTAT de droit, comme ils disent !

Dans un état de droit, comme aiment tant nous le rappeler à longueur d’années tous nos régaliens et autres ‘Politiques’ dans des trémolos de gorges profondes, il s’avère que cet état de droit n’est qu’un étendard brandi pour mieux tromper le citoyen ordinaire.

Que penser d’une justice qui accepte, qui a accepté et qui acceptera encore de se servir de boucs émissaires pour rendre des jugements qui deviennent, sont devenus ou deviendront des vérités définitives selon le dogme républicain de l’ infaillibilité des décisions prononcées ?

La justice aujourd’hui omniprésente doit trancher sur tout, comme si nos magistrats avaient la science infuse et l’onction sacrée reçue à l’ENM (De mémoire le célèbre Azibert en avait les commandes) les dotant d’une autorité qui n’est en réalité que réduite à rendre une justice arrangeante pour les aigles et une autre beaucoup plus dure pour les pigeons.

Ah! Ne pas contrarier le pouvoir établi qui s’autorise tout et son contraire au mépris du bon sens !

Mais qu’en est-il de ce pouvoir établi aux mains du CAC 40 et autres groupes financiers et dépendant d’une caste dirigeante que sont les IGF, énarques et autres issus des grands corps. (Ils sont discrets en cette période!)

Un pouvoir qui s’autorise l’utilisation de toutes les ressources humaines, scientifiques et commerciales de la France pour satisfaire, voire garantir, des positions dominantes au mépris de l’intérêt général.

Pour mémoire, Karachi et son attentat, qui dorment toujours dans quelques tiroirs, restent pour moi la preuve éclatante de la non-indépendance de la justice. Pourquoi le parquet de Paris refuse d’ouvrir une enquête sur les mensonges de plusieurs hauts responsables des services de renseignement français concernant l’un des personnages clés de l’affaire, le Saoudien Ali Ben Moussalem ?

Comment peut-on encore imaginer que les véritables mafieux politiques de l’époque où Nicolas Sarkozy était au Budget n’ont pas encore comparu devant des juges pour assumer les responsabilités qu’ils ont, Léotard excepté qui est en cassation. Balladur innocenté ! Et Sarkozy le magouilleur pas concerné !

Comment peut-on accepter encore que des services entiers de nos régaliennes sont occupés à maintenir en place, à tout prix, ceux qui sont aux manettes?

Quant aux services de renseignement

On ne fait pas du renseignement et autres actions dérivées avec le « Dalloz » en main en le brandissant telle la bible lors des campagnes de christianisation ou autres croisades. N’est pas Torquemada qui veut ! Plus même, lorsqu’on est en guerre, et bien on agit au mieux des intérêts de la cause que l’on défend.

Mais dans toutes guerres , il y a des salauds institutionnels qui profitent du désordre pour se promouvoir voire s’enrichir, et là est le vrai problème !

Alors, pour les quelques cadres de la Douane française qui ont dû répondre de méfaits avérés, bénéficiant j’imagine de la « protection fonctionnelle », il serait peut-être intéressant de chercher à qui profite réellement la mise en touche momentanée de ce service, peut-être orchestrée par des manipulateurs qui n’ont jamais eu à assumer une responsabilité quelconque des méfaits qu’ils ont commis au cours d’une carrière « exemplaire » bien que terriblement coûteuse pour le contribuable français.

Ces grands ‘serviteurs’ de l’État comme ils se présentent sont avant tout au service de leurs intérêts personnels.

Quant à la DNRED

La DNRED a été durant quelques décennies un service performant mais dérangeant pour les magouilleurs aux manettes. C’est vrai, on peut déplacer un ou deux hommes qui dérangent (Souvenons-nous de la corruption à la DCN et de la seule conclusion qui a rétabli nos deux gendarmes qui n’auraient été mutés que suite à une erreur d’appréciation alors que des officiers supérieurs et généraux étaient mis en cause dans une affaire de prêt illégal de main d’œuvre mise à la disposition de la DCN et payée par des faux marchés publics), mais comment alors se débarrasser d’une légion d’agents qui remontent mensuellement des informations toutes plus accablantes les unes que les autres sur l’éthique de nos dirigeants ?

C’est simple, il suffit de ne pas hésiter à déséquilibrer cette ‘agence’ en révélant des actes inconsidérés et inacceptables qu’elle a commis …et qu’elle commettra encore .

Un énarque du nom d’Erwan Guilmin, qui avait pour objectif de devenir le boss de la DNRED, quand il prit la direction de la DOD , n’hésita pas alors à s’aventurer dans des circuits inconnus qu’empruntaient ses prédécesseurs.

C’est vrai, la place de calife, ça se mérite ! Il faut afficher des résultats ! Fichtre, et l’Erwan y prit goût à ces magouilles qu’il croyait indispensables pour arriver à ses fins.

Pendant cette période, la guerre larvée entre DNRED et OCRTIS fut réactivée par l’énarque en mal de reconnaissance. François Thierry avait de tels résultats avec ses opérations ‘Myrmidon’ qu’Erwan voulut chasser sur les terres de François et qu’il commit l’irréparable lors de la saisie bidon du boulevard Exelmans !

Même que Jean Paul Garcia s’attendait à des représailles ! «On a marché sur la queue du tigre», admettait-il en interne en référence aux fameuses «Brigades du tigre», surnom de la police judiciaire à l’époque de Clemenceau.

Une bonne nouvelle quand même pour Erwan Guilmin, depuis ces « affaires », il est devenu « Chargé de mission à la sous-direction des politiques sociales – Secrétariat général » au Ministère de l’économie et des finances en janvier 2018. Introuvable et ne figurant sur aucun listing téléphonique à Bercy, et… Et à la DG de la Douane française, contactée par Marc Fievet, on ne sait que bredouiller…

Alzheimer a frappé grave!

-A quoi servent-ils ces services si ce n’est que paraître et se faire mousser pour justifier des budgets toujours à la hausse alors que les saisies ne font que suivre difficilement les flux destinés à l’approvisionnement d’un marché en pleine expansion.

-A quoi servent-ils ces agents qui ne peuvent dévoiler la réalité des méfaits qu’ils constatent sur les mafieux aux manettes comme sur les hiérarchies qui les dirigent?

Alors les cadres douaniers qui ont comparu devant les juges sont ils vraiment les responsables de la catastrophe ?

Lu dans « Libé »

On a appris qu’à son arrivée à la tête de la DNRED, fin 2010, l’ancien patron Jean Paul Garcia raconte avoir reçu pour mission de «développer encore les résultats», mais aussi de faire de la «communication», et même du «storytelling», anglicisme qu’il découvre à cette occasion. A cette période , c’était Jérôme Fournel qui était le DG de la Douane !

En clair : raconter de belles histoires pour mettre en avant les grosses prises et faire briller le service.

N’ont ils pas été manipulés ?

Quoi de mieux alors que de disqualifier l’ensemble d’un service !

-Souvenons nous de Karachi encore! Nicolas Sarkozy lui même dès son arrivée à Bercy avait décrété l’arrêt de toutes les actions d’infiltration sans qu’aucun cadre douanier ne s’élève contre cet ukase ministériel. (Du jour au lendemain, interdiction formelle de sortie du territoire pour les cadres de la DNRED fut décrétée par Sarkozy, et Joseph Le Louarn, le boss de la DNRED n’informa même pas les agents infiltrés. C’est vrai que des agents infiltrés souvent découvrent ce qui a vocation à rester caché, alors si l’on peut s’en débarrasser astucieusement …. On monte des « chantiers » !

-Souvenons nous de l’agent Olivier Thérondel du Tracfin de J.B. Carpentier dans le dossier Cahuzac. Viré, condamné à de la prison pour ne pas avoir respecté l’omerta.

Souvenons nous aussi

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La renaissance

Alors, sans doute, seul un énarque pouvait rétablir la confiance et réanimer la DNRED en réorientant les actions des grandes directions performantes qu’étaient la DRD, la DED et la DOD!

Le coup de massue fut tel que l’ensemble des agents en titube encore!

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Ces derniers jours Florian Colas qui dirige la DNRED depuis avril 2021, a donné une (excellente) interview à AEF info.

Originaire du Var, diplômé de Sciences Po et de l’ENA, Florian Colas est sorti deuxième de sa promo en 2012, Il a ensuite rejoint l’Inspection générale des finances (IGF) où il a notamment réalisé un audit du contrôle fiscal des entreprises. Puis, il a fait une pige de quelques mois comme chargé d’affaires chez Wendel. C’est en 2017 qu’il a été recruté à Bercy, d’abord comme conseiller fiscalité du ministre Gérald Darmanin, s’occupant surtout de la mise en œuvre du prélèvement à la source. Avant de devenir directeur adjoint du cabinet puis le bras droit d’Olivier Dussopt en juillet 2020. (source)

Lors de cette interview, Florian Colas, le directeur national du renseignement et des enquêtes douanières, y détaille la montée en puissance de la structure.

Quelques extraits:

Nous restons sur le cœur de mission de la douane : les trafics illicites qui impliquent des flux de marchandises transfrontaliers.

La DNRED s’appuie sur deux piliers.

Le premier c’est le code des douanes qui est très adapté pour la lutte et l’interception de trafics en flagrant délit.

Le second pilier, c’est le code de la sécurité intérieure puisque nous sommes un service de renseignement du premier cercle.

AEF info : Sébastien Bombal a récemment été nommé directeur technique de la DNRED, après avoir préfiguré cette direction. À quoi sert-elle ?

Florian Colas : La direction technique est la dernière-née de la DNRED. Elle a été créée le 1er janvier dernier. C’est pour cette raison que la DNRED a été présente pour la première fois au FIC cette année. La direction technique doit répondre à trois défis. D’abord celui de la cybersécurité interne. Elle devra veiller à davantage sécuriser nos outils de communication et informatiques. La DNRED est un service du premier cercle de la communauté du renseignement et doit à ce titre se conformer à des standards extrêmement exigeants. Cela engage notre crédibilité et la confiance des partenaires avec lesquels nous échangeons (DGSE, DGSI, DRM, DRSD, Tracfin).

L’arrivée de la direction technique va entraîner une transformation technologique qui va irriguer nos méthodes. Il va falloir former les agents aux nouveaux outils jusqu’au terrain. Par ailleurs, on nous donne des pouvoirs exorbitants du droit commun, donc il faut toujours une traçabilité et du contrôle.

AEF info : Justement, le 7 juin dernier, les procureurs ont requis devant le tribunal correctionnel de Paris des peines à l’encontre de six anciens cadres de la DNRED dont Jean-Paul Garcia, directeur national du renseignement et des enquêtes douanières de 2010 à 2017, dans une affaire de trafic d’importation de café. Cette affaire va-t-elle avoir une incidence sur la prévention de ce type de dérives et sur le contrôle de la déontologie ?

Florian Colas : De fait, la transformation a eu lieu dès la révélation des faits en 2017. Le service a franchi une étape importante avec ce qu’on a appelé la « refondation », qui a conduit à tirer les conséquences des dysfonctionnements mis à jour. Une feuille de route a été mise en œuvre pendant plusieurs années et a profondément transformé la maison. La DNRED d’aujourd’hui n’est pas celle dont on a parlé au cours du procès. Il y a eu une très forte structuration de nos processus internes, un effort de formation extrêmement important. Nous avons également recruté une magistrate qui est ma conseillère juridique et chargée des relations avec l’autorité judiciaire. En parallèle, une cellule de contrôle interne et d’audit a été constituée.

Bien sûr, en matière de déontologie, il ne faut jamais se reposer sur ses lauriers. Je sollicite régulièrement l’inspection générale de la douane, qui a une fonction administrative [contrairement aux inspections générales de la police et de la gendarmerie nationales qui remplissent également une fonction judiciaire]. Il faut en permanence se requestionner pour sécuriser les opérations, d’autant plus que le cadre juridique est complexe et évolutif. Si les conséquences de cette affaire ont été tirées dès 2017, face aux risques que représentent les enquêtes et l’évolution des technologies, on doit continuer d’être robuste.

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C’est Pascal Schmidt qui disait au tribunal : « Un panier de crabes à la DNRED !« 

En réalité, c’est un petit panier de crabes, comparé à Bercy, qui est un très très gros panier de très gros crabes.

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières ‘narco-news’ au 19 juin 2022

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Guns and Drug End with 10 Years in Prison for St. Louis County Man

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ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey on Thursday sentenced a St. Louis County man to 10 years in prison for drug and gun crimes. Bryant Taylor, 31, sold oxycodone, heroin and fentanyl to an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration Agent and a person working for the DEA in…

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Six Defendants Plead Guilty to Scheme to Transport Stolen Catalytic Converters Across State Lines

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39 Defendants Indicted in $4.7 Million Meth, Heroin Conspiracy

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West Hartford Man Guilty of Heroin Trafficking Offenses

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Texas Man Receives 25 Years for Meth Trafficking and Firearms Possession

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Texas man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing firearms. Tanner Houghton, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on June 14 to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct…

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St. Charles County Man Sentenced for Selling Meth

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Western Illinois Man Charged for Trafficking 10,000 Fentanyl Pills, Illegal Gun Possession

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Bridgeport Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Federal Racketeering Charge

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – JAMAR TRAYLOR, also known as “J-Hop,” 22, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to a racketeering charge stemming from his participation in a violent Bridgeport street gang. Today’s announcement was made by Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for…

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California Woman Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Fentanyl

June 15, 2022

BOSTON – A California woman has pleaded guilty in connection with travelling across the country to deliver fentanyl to an undercover officer. Adelaida Yudit Garibay, 46, of Burbank, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. U.S. Senior District Court…

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Colchester Man Convicted of Drug Crimes

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COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Carl Martin, 37, of Colchester, Vermont, was convicted on five of six counts on June 10, 2022, in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, following a five-day jury trial before United States…

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Meriden Man Indicted For Trafficking Fentanyl

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Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 30 Months for Role in Meth Conspiracy

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MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Tonia Greenwood, 45, North Freedom, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to…

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DEA Holds Inaugural Family Summit on the Overdose Epidemic

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WASHINGTON – On June 14 and 15, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram hosted the first-ever DEA Family Summit on the Overdose Epidemic for families from across the country who have experienced the profound loss of a child due to a drug overdose or poisoning. Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco delivered…

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Morris County Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Role in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

June 14, 2022

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 Philip R. Sellinger announced a Morris County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for his role in a…

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Fatal Fentanyl Dose Results in 17 Years in Prison

June 14, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge John A. Ross on Tuesday sentenced a St. Louis man who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to 17 years in prison. On March 6, 2020, Markquis Bryant sold fentanyl to a Florissant man who was found dead early the next morning in his…

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Multi-Year Investigation Leads to Indictment

June 14, 2022

SAN DIEGO – A two-year investigation has led to the indictment of 26 defendants for international drug smuggling, drug trafficking, and related conspiracy offenses. One of the defendants, Raul Barajas-Padilla, appeared in federal court yesterday for an initial appearance on the indictment. So far, 17 defendants have been arrested. Efforts…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 94 Months for Illegal Gun Possession

June 14, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., for the Northern District of Illinois, announced that a man who illegally possessed a semi-automatic handgun in Evanston, Ill., and tried to flee from police has been sentenced to…

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Leader of Mexico’s United Cartels Extradited to U.S.

June 13, 2022

MIAMI – Adalberto Fructuoso Comparan-Rodriguez, a/k/a “Fruto,” the former mayor of Aguililla, Mexico and, according to the allegations, a leader of the United Cartels in Michoacán, Mexico, made his initial appearance in federal court in Miami, Florida today after his extradition from Guatemala. A South Florida grand jury returned an…

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Federal Charges Target Drug Trafficking Organization Bringing 20+ Kilo Loads of Meth to Washington

June 13, 2022

TACOMA, Wash. – Multiple members of a methamphetamine trafficking ring were indicted last week in U.S. District Court for seven federal felonies related to their drug trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Some of the conspirators, have been charged in state court over the last ten years, but fled the…

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Former Inmate Admits Distributing Fentanyl at Santa Rita Jail That Killed Fellow Inmate

June 10, 2022

OAKLAND, Calif. – Kameron Patricia Reid pleaded guilty today in federal court to two counts of distributing fentanyl that resulted in the death of a Santa Rita Jail inmate, announced United States Attorney Stephane M. Hinds, FBI Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan, and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in…

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DEA’s Work in New Mexico HIDTA Initiative Earns National Award

June 10, 2022

EL PASO – Last week, the New Mexico High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (NM HIDTA) received a national recognition for its work in southeastern New Mexico under Operation Shape Shifter. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Dr. Rahul Gupta made the announcement. The NM HIDTA…

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Federal Jury Convicts Idaho Man for Trafficking Meth and Heroin

June 10, 2022

POCATELLO, Idaho – After a four-day trial, a federal jury sitting in Pocatello found Adam Lee Vallely 46, of Pocatello, Idaho, guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, one count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of possession with the intent to…

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Senior FARC Commander Extradited from Colombia

June 10, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Martin Leonel Perez Castro, also known as “Richard,” was extradited this morning to the United States from Colombia to face charges in the Eastern District of New York of leading a continuing criminal enterprise and participating in an international cocaine manufacture and distribution conspiracy. According to the…

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Londonderry Man Sentenced for Using Residence for Drug Distribution

June 10, 2022

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Timothy J. (“TJ”) Slade, 30, of Londonderry, Vermont was sentenced to time served by Chief Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford in U.S. District Court in Rutland. Slade previously pleaded guilty to the felony charge…

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Tenderloin Drug Dealer Sentenced to 46 Months for Fentanyl Sales

June 09, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Emil Arriola Melendez was sentenced in federal court today to 46 months in prison for the distribution of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon. Senior United States District Judge Maxine M. Chesney handed…

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40 Alleged Meth Traffickers Charged in Operation Kullvid-20

June 09, 2022

DALLAS, TX – Fourteen alleged methamphetamine traffickers were arrested on Wednesday in Operation Kullvid-20, to announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Dallas Field Division. Led by the DEA’s North Texas Strike Force, the investigation has netted a total of 40 federal defendants plus 2,708 kilograms…

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Naugatuck Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Narcotics

June 09, 2022

NAUGATUCK, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON METZ, also known as “Jay,” 53, of Naugatuck, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for…

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California Man Found Guilty for Meth and Marijuana Dealing

June 08, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – After a week-long trial, a federal jury returned a guilty verdict convicting a California man of conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver controlled substances. Arturo Ledesma, Jr., 33, of Watsonville, Calif., was charged in a superseding indictment on Dec. 10, 2019, with supplying marijuana…

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Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Federal Prison

June 08, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARVIN LLOYD, 51, last residing in Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 87 months of imprisonment for trafficking cocaine. According to court documents and statements made…

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Repeat Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Over Ten Years in Prison

June 08, 2022

PHOENIX – Last week, Sigfrido Adolfo Rivero, 56, of Nogales, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Scott H. Rash to 121 months in federal prison, followed by 120 months of supervised release. Rivero previously pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl. On May 19, 2021, Rivero was…

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Gang Member Involved in Courthouse Shooting Sentenced

June 08, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – ASANTE GAINES, also known as “Santi,” 25, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 190 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in a Bridgeport gang-related activity, including a brazen daytime shooting…

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Johnston Man Admits to Trafficking Thousands of Fentanyl Pills

June 08, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I., – A Johnston man who arranged for the sale and delivery of thousands of fentanyl pills plead guilty in federal court in Providence to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and to distribution of 400 grams or more of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Johnathan King, 31…

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Man Sentenced 60 Months in Prison For Drug Trafficking

June 08, 2022

MILTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on June 7, 2022, Emanuel Dunn, 36, of Milton, Vermont, was sentenced in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, to serve 60 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count…

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Vermont Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Offense

June 08, 2022

WILLISTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on June 7, 2022, Matthew Fidler, 35, of Williston, Vermont, was sentenced in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, to serve 100 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count…

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DEA Administrator invites two El Paso and Albuquerque families to first-ever Family Summit on the Overdose Epidemic

June 07, 2022

EL PASO – Jennipher Talamantes, a counselor at an El Paso school district, and Jennifer and David Burke, the Executive Directors of Serenity Mesa Recovery Center in Albuquerque, were the only El Pasoan and New Mexicans invited to meet with Administrator Anne Milgram as part of the first-ever DEA Family…

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Niagara Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Charges

June 07, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced that Andrew Medina, 31, of Niagara Falls, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to with conspiracy to possess with intent…

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Elmira Man Going to Prison 10 Years on Meth Conviction

June 07, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced that Lamar Thompkins, 35, of Elmira, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced…

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Grand Jury Indicts Prior Federal Felon on New Drug Charges Along with Co-Conspirator

June 07, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Joseph S. Zaso a/k/a Joey Cracks, 38, of Buffalo, NY, and Denver J. Komenda…

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15 Years in Federal Prison for Meth Trafficking and Child Exploitation

June 07, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. – On June 3, 2022, United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr., sentenced Lorenzo Jimenez Alanis, 47, of Mabton, Washington, to 15 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine, along with downloading and possessing a large collection of child pornography. Judge Mendoza also ordered Alanis to serve five…

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Corpus Christi Drug Dealer Sent to Prison For Selling Drugs on Social Media

June 07, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 29-year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison for possession with intent to distribute meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Robert James Blanco pleaded guilty Sept. 7, 2021…

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Collinsville Osteopathic Physician Admits Illegally Prescribing Drug

June 07, 2022

ST. LOUIS – An osteopathic physician from Collinsville, Illinois, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday and admitted illegally prescribing an anti-anxiety drug. Matthew Steven Miller, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of making a false statement concerning a health…

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Tucson Brothers Sentence to 11 Years for Drug Trafficking

June 06, 2022

PHOENIX – On Friday, June 3, 2022, brothers Osmar Martinez-Ochoa, 30, and Hector Martinez-Ochoa, 28, of Tucson, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge John C. Hinderaker to each serve 11 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. The Martinez-Ochoa brothers previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute…

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Ceres Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

June 06, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. —Albert Dominguez Jr., 52, of Ceres, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. According to court documents, Dominguez conspired with Leonor Sarabia-Ramirez, 52, of Modesto, to distribute and did, in…

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Bennington Man Charged with Federal Drug and Gun Offenses

June 06, 2022

BENNINGTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Deven Moffitt, 32, of Bennington, Vermont, was charged today by criminal complaint with three federal felonies: possession with intent to distribute controlled substances; possession of a firearm having previously been convicted of a…

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Holbrook Man Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking; Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Distribution

June 06, 2022

BOSTON – A Holbrook man was sentenced and a Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in connection with their respective roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Andre Echevarria, 41, of Holbrook, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised…

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : le trafiquant de drogue de New York, Nelson Cruz, et 12 autres personnes arrêtés dans une affaire de drogue à l’échelle de la ville

C’est la suite d’une enquête d’un an sur le trafic de stupéfiants et d’armes à feu à Brooklyn et dans le Queens.

Au cours de la longue enquête, un agent d’infiltration a acheté de grandes quantités de fentanyl, de cocaïne et d’héroïne d’une valeur marchande de plus de 3 millions de dollars, selon la DEA ( Drug Enforcement Agency).

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Douane française) : le spectre de la DNRED

Marc Fiévet, aka «NS55», est le 55e aviseur recruté par l’échelon nantais de la DNRED. Le skipper a 44 ans lorsqu’il est «tamponné» en 1988 par les douanes à Gibraltar, la minuscule enclave britannique située à la pointe sud de l’Espagne.

Le cargo MELOR financé par Bercy

C’est la grande époque de la Costa del Sol, devenue en quelques années le nouvel épicentre du trafic de drogue en Europe. Proposant aux malfrats de convoyer leur came à bord de son voilier, NS55 répercute toutes les informations en temps réel à ses officiers traitants, ébahis devant l’audace de cet aviseur hors pair.

Ses résultats sont tellement extraordinaires que Charasse le reçoit en personne à Bercy, et vient lui rendre visite à Marbella.

Encouragé, Fiévet a ouvert un bar-restaurant, en association avec la Douane Française, dans la station balnéaire d’ESTEPONA, le Saint-Georges, où se bousculent la pègre locale et les truands de passage. Mais au fil des saisies, la pression n’en finit pas de se resserrer sur NS55.

Le 23 septembre 1994, il est interpellé dans le sud de l’Espagne. Deux mandats d’arrêt internationaux ont été émis contre lui par le Canada et le Royaume-Uni, convaincus de son rôle dans l’importation de plusieurs tonnes de drogue sur leur territoire.

Lâché par ses ex-amis douaniers, Marc Fiévet fera plus de dix ans de prison entre l’Espagne, l’Angleterre, le Canada et la France.

Depuis, son spectre flotte toujours sur l’histoire du service.

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Le « SECRET DÉFENSE » est toujours appliqué au dossier de Marc Fievet

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Il semblerait que l’honneur ne soit pas une vertu connue par les DG Comolli, Viala, Duhamel, Cadiou, Auvigne, Mongin, Fournel, Crocquevieille, Gintz et Braun-Lemaire

La honte « ad vitam aeternam » sur les DG de la Douane Française

avec la médaille d’or pour l’énarque IGF François Auvigne

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (DOD de la DNRED – Douane) : le procès aurait-il obtenu un huis clos médiatique ?

par Marc Fievet, AKA NS 55 DNRED

Le procès en cours de cadres douaniers de la DNRED semble ne pas motiver les grands médias de masse appelés « mainstream » à nous rapporter le déroulement de ces journées durant lesquelles les magistrats cherchent à comprendre avant de juger!

Sans doute silence du à une consigne savamment transmise, voire une prudente réserve sur ce dossier qui a interpellé bon nombre de nos concitoyens.

Dès le début de cette affaire, j’avais écrit que le manque de courage de nos grands manitous d’ « Enarchie » ou d’ailleurs, très forts pour pousser des cris d’orfraie, mais incapables d’assumer une quelconque responsabilité, aurait des conséquences durables sur le fonctionnement des services actions de la Douane française.

Jamais, cette affaire n’aurait dû « tomber » dans le domaine public via la justice qui ne pourra que faire plus de mal que de bien à l’institution. Il fallait traiter en interne avec rigueur et sans passe droit ou autres mesures de copinage de type mafieux ces dérapages connus et jamais vraiment dénoncés par nos fonctionnaires participants, à l’insu de leur plein gré, auprès d’une hiérarchie perdue, qui a donné les ordres aux gabelous au cours des « opérations clandestines bidons », de couper leurs portables et d’utiliser des téléphones d’emprunt ?

Certes, on ne fait pas de renseignements et autres actions dérivées avec le « Dalloz » en main en le brandissant telle la bible lors des campagnes de christianisation ou autres croisades.

Mais vouloir aujourd’hui juger cette affaire est une gageure hasardeuse qui ne solutionnera rien, surtout en oubliant tout ou partie des responsables de ces dérives .

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières « narco-news » au 4 juin 2022

Boston Man Sentenced In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

June 03, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston on conspiracy and distribution charges involving fentanyl. Valentin Pujols, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to time served (14 days in prison) and two years of supervised release, with the…

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Newton Physician Resolves Allegations Of Improper Prescribing Practices Concerning Controlled Substances

June 03, 2022

BOSTON – Dr. Hooshang Poor, a Newton geriatric medicine physician, has agreed to pay $100,000 to resolve allegations that he prescribed controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice, a violation of the Controlled Substances Act. Dr. Poor previously resolved allegations in February 2019 that he violated the False…

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Two Women Admit to Smuggling Over $2M in Fentanyl and Other Narcotics

June 02, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two Houston women have admitted to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Today, Clarissa Hernandez, 23, admitted to her role in…

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Georgia Man Arranging Methamphetamine Transactions from within Federal Prison Sentenced to 300 Additional Months in Federal Prison

June 02, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Brian Stanton, 38, of Athens, Georgia, was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison following his trial conviction on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine. Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the…

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Port St. Joe Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

June 02, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Roderick L. Robinson, 55, of Port St. Joe, Florida, also known as “Raggedy” and “Rags,” was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence. “Those…

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Selling Counterfeit Pills with Fentanyl Results in 11 Years in Prison

June 02, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Liberty, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing fentanyl from his apartment near Liberty High School and for illegally possessing a firearm. Daniel I. Ramirez, 22, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 11 years in federal prison without…

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Former U.S. Marine Angel Dominguez Ramirez Jr. Sentenced for Leading International Cocaine Distribution Organization

June 01, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Angel Dominguez Ramirez Jr., a former U.S. Marine with dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship, was sentenced in federal court to 195 months in prison for leading an international organization that transported ton-quantities of cocaine from South America to Mexico and into the United States. Dominguez had previously…

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Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Pills that Caused Death of Thirty-Five-Year-Old

June 01, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Drug dealer Saul Caro pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he sold the fentanyl that caused the fatal overdose of a thirty-five-year-old San Diego resident, identified in court records as M.S. According to his plea agreement, on April 11, 2021, Caro and the victim exchanged…

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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge for His Role in Cocaine Conspiracy

June 01, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced today that Deshan Scott, 22, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to possession of a firearm in…

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Two Men Indicted for International Conspiracy to Ship Fentanyl, Other Drugs into United States through Dark Web Connections

June 01, 2022

BRUNSWICK, GA: Two men from Canada and the United Kingdom have been indicted in the Southern District of Georgia on federal charges alleging an international operation used the Dark Web to distribute illegal drugs in the United States, with some of those drugs resulting in the deaths of two U.S…

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Young Texan Ordered to Federal Prison for Smuggling Cocaine on Bus

June 01, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 21-year-old Hidalgo County man has been sent to federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 4.5 kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Matthew Ethan Joseph Castillo pleaded guilty Feb. 10. Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered Castillo to…

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Monroe Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering and Illegal Marijuana Business

May 31, 2022

Seattle – A father and son who ran a multimillion-dollar illegal marijuana business in Monroe, Washington, were each sentenced to five-year prison terms today, on drug and money laundering charges. Kenneth Warren Rhule, 28, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and laundering…

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Burlington Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base

May 31, 2022

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on May 31, 2022, Hussein Mubarak, 21, of Burlington, Vermont, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss to 10 months’ imprisonment and a 3-year term of supervised release for possession with intent…

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Two Plead Guilty to Heroin Sales in St. Joseph

May 31, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two St. Joseph, Mo., men have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and to illegally possessing firearms. Franklin T. Hicks Jr., also known as “Frankie,” 41, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to participating in a conspiracy to…

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Three Indicted for Large-Scale Meth Conspiracy

May 31, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri after law enforcement officers seized approximately 29 pounds of methamphetamine. Brian E. Hall, 44, of Aurora, Mo., and Jacqueline Aldrete Bojorquez…

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Man Indicted on Suspicion of Trafficking Illicit Drugs

May 31, 2022

PHOENIX – Special Agent in Charge Cheri Oz and Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Jose Luis Montoya Miranda has been indicted on one count Conspiracy, one count Illegally Conducting an enterprise, one count Transportation of a Narcotic Drug for sale (Fentanyl) in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold…

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DEA El Paso Safety Bulletin

May 28, 2022

EL PASO – In the past few days, the Drug Enforcement Administration El Paso Division has learned of several instances of individuals who used illicit drugs and then experienced overdose symptoms. It is suspected that the illicit drugs may be mixed with a synthetic opioid. DEA El Paso Division has…

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Alleged Drug Trafficker Arraigned in Chicago After Extradition From Mexico

May 27, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., for the Northern District of Illinois, announced that an alleged drug trafficker charged with distributing heroin in the Chicago area was arraigned today in federal court in Chicago after…

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14 Arrested After Federal, State And Local Investigation Into Waterbury Drug Trafficking

May 27, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – United States Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery, Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Waterbury Police Chief Fernando C. Spagnolo announced that the following 14 individuals have been arrested on federal narcotics trafficking charges related to the distribution of…

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Former Doctor Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Illegally Prescribing Controlled Substances

May 27, 2022

TRUMBULL, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID CIANCIMINO, 63, of Trumbull, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally distributing prescription medication…

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New Haven Man Sentenced To More Than 5 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Fentanyl And Heroin

May 27, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that QUENTINE DAVIS, 31, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 63 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking…

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Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison For Distributing Meth

May 26, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 40-year-old Kingsville resident has been ordered to federal prison following her conviction of possession with intent to distribute over 120 grams of pure meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Aarika…

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Lake City Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearms and Distributing Crack Cocaine

May 26, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Edrick D. Jackson (28, Lake City) has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and three counts of distribution of cocaine base (also known as “crack” cocaine). Jackson faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in…

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Multi-Kilogram Drug Trafficker Convicted at Trial, After Spending More than Four Years on the Lam

May 26, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Derrick Samuel Lewis (51, Sarasota) guilty of conspiracy, possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and possession with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. Lewis…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Meth Trafficking

May 26, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson for the Northern District of Indiana announced that Kelvin Franklin, 39, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on…

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Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Decades for Selling Meth and Marijuana in Indiana

May 25, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael J. Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers for the Southern District of Indiana announced that seven individuals have been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, including methamphetamine and marijuana. The defendants had previously been indicted on…

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Valley Resident Sentenced for Smuggling Cocaine Worth $2M

May 25, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 29-year-old man residing in Mission is sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute drugs, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Reynaldo Perez Jr. pleaded…

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West Warwick Man Sentenced for Trafficking Thousands of Fentanyl Pills

May 25, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A West Warwick man who arranged for the sale of substantial quantities of fentanyl-laced counterfeit OxyContin to an undercover member of the Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force was sentenced today to four years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Richard Delsanto, 29…

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Springfield Man Arrested For Fentanyl Distribution

May 25, 2022

BOSTON – A Springfield man was arrested today on a drug offense involving fentanyl distribution. Christian Camacho, 25, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Camacho was released on conditions following an initial appearance this afternoon in federal court in…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Unneeded Medications in an Effort to Prevent Addiction and Reduce Overdose Deaths

May 25, 2022

MIAMI – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16 million…

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Carlsbad Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

May 24, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jermaine Ryan Alvarez, 38, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court today to nine years in prison for one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and one count of…

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Godfather of Black Stone Gorilla Gang Sentenced to Over 32 Years in Prison

May 24, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration New York Division, announced that Alexander Arguedas, a/k/a “Reckless,” was sentenced today to 32 years and 6 months in prison in…

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Staten Island Man Sentenced for Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

May 24, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Nalerton Charles, also known as “Lite,” was sentenced by United States District Judge I. Leo Glasser to 210 months’ imprisonment for distribution and possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Charles pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2021. Breon…

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Meth Dealers Who Plotted to Kill DEA Agent Plead Guilty

May 24, 2022

DALLAS – Two drug traffickers who plotted to assassinate a DEA task force office have plead guilty, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of Dallas Field Division Manuel Gomez-Garcia, 35, and Jorge Humberto Velazco Larios, 29, were indicted in the summer of 2020. Mr. Gomez pleaded guilty to…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Unneeded Medications in an Effort to Prevent Addiction and Reduce Overdose Deaths

May 24, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16…

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Hartford Man Sentenced To Federal Prison

May 24, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MAICO TURELL, 49, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for fentanyl distribution and firearm…

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Central Falls Men Sentenced For Roles in Drug Trafficking Organization

May 24, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two men from Central Falls who played integral roles in a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) that shipped dozens of kilos of cocaine into Rhode Island through the U.S. Postal Service were sentenced today to federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. George Mojica, 42, and…

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Taunton Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Trafficking

May 24, 2022

BOSTON – A Taunton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl. Carlos Rivera, 47, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. On Jan. 24, 2022, Rivera pleaded…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds

May 23, 2022

SAN DIEGO – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds

May 23, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16…

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DEA Omaha Division Collects Nearly 19,000 Pounds of Unneeded Medications on Take Back Day

May 23, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. – Communities across the five state DEA Omaha Division, which includes Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off 18,729 pounds of unneeded medications at 176 collection sites on April 30. Nationally, DEA…

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More than 700,000 Pounds Collected at DEA Drug Take Back Day

May 23, 2022

PHOENIX – On April 30th, 2022, the DEA Phoenix Field Division, along with our law enforcement and community partners collected 8,215 pounds of unneeded prescription medications throughout the State of Arizona, as part of DEA’s on-going commitment to prevent addition and reduce overdose deaths. Nationwide, more than 720,000 pounds of…

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« Operation River Fork” Defendant Sentenced for Trafficking Crack Cocaine

May 23, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Woonsocket man was sentenced today to two years in federal prison for participating in the distribution of crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Bradley Dewalt, 30, was one of eighteen “Operation River Fork” defendants arrested during a 2020 FBI Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation…

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Investigation by Tucson Strike Force Leads to Indictment of 13 Involved in Drug Distribution Conspiracy

May 23, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona announced the unsealing of a 30-count indictment against 13 individuals for charges related to the distribution of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. On May 4, a federal grand jury in Tucson returned the indictment against the…

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More than 700,000 Pounds Collected at DEA Drug Take Back Day

May 23, 2022

SEATTLE– On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16 million pounds…

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Marana Man sentenced to 57 months for Possession of Ammunition by Convicted Felon

May 23, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tyrell Kester, 36, of Marana, Arizona, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Márquez to 57 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Kester previously pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. On April 22, 2021, federal agents and…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Unneeded Medications in an Effort to Prevent Addiction and Reduce Overdose Deaths

May 23, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16…

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More than 700,000 Pounds Collected at DEA Drug Take Back Day

May 23, 2022

WASHINGTON – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16 million…

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Six Individuals Charged with Federal Drug Trafficking Offenses

May 20, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Victor Nevarez, Juan Rivera Arzate, Adhemar Castaneda Becerril, and Pedro Gaona Salse were four of six charged defendants arrested and arraigned last week in federal court on narcotics trafficking charges, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade…

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Dominican Republic Citizen Extradited to the United States on Money Laundering Charges

May 20, 2022

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 Philip R. Sellinger announced a citizen of the Dominican Republic, who was extradited to the United States on money laundering charges, made his…

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Kansas Grand Jury Indicts Two for Fentanyl Trafficking

May 20, 2022

WICHITA, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Wichita returned an indictment May 20 charging Alberto Vasquez, 48, of Tucson, Ariz., with one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, fentanyl. Ever Quintana-Lopez, 31, of Wichita, was also charged with one count of possession of fentanyl with…

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Lawrence Man Arrested for Fentanyl Distribution

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Lawrence, Massachusetts, man was arrested yesterday on fentanyl distribution charges. Rafael Sierra-Baez, 42, was charged with five counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Following an initial appearance yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler, Sierra-Baez was detained pending a detention…

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15 People Charged with Trafficking Semi-Truckloads of Marijuana and Laundering Drug Proceeds

May 20, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael J. Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers for the Southern District of Indiana announced that a federal grand jury has indicted 15 people on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Specifically, the indictment charges the defendants…

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Father and Son Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison in Large-Scale Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

May 20, 2022

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Gang Member Sentenced to More Than 8 Years for Drug Trafficking, Role in Bridgeport Courthouse Shooting

May 20, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Destine Calderon, 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 97 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in a Bridgeport gang, and his role in a gang-related shooting that occurred in…

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Brockton Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Brockton, Massachusetts, man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. Paul Nova, aka “Meagan,” 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 150 months in prison and four years of supervised release. In June 2021…

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Sutton Man Sentenced for Cocaine Conspiracy

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Sutton man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester, Massachusetts, for conspiring to distribute cocaine. Bruce Marando, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On Aug. 20, 2021, Marando was convicted…

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Lowell Man Sentenced In Trafficking Conspiracy Involving Counterfeit Pills Containing Methamphetamine

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Lowell, Massachusetts man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving methamphetamine disguised as counterfeit Adderall pills. Vimoon Sortsoy, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to five years in prison and four years…

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Revere Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Attempted Purchase of 20 Kilograms of Cocaine

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Revere, Massachusetts, man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with attempting to purchase 20 kilograms of cocaine from undercover agents. Jesus Arley Munera-Gomez, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 10 years in prison and five years of…

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Lawrence Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Lawrence, Massachusetts, man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving fentanyl. Hector Minaya Melo, aka “El Jefe,” 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 54 months in prison. In May 2021, Minaya…

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Drug Dealer Who Mailed Meth Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison

May 19, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced on May 19 a drug dealer who mailed crystal methamphetamine to St. Louis from Arizona to seven and one-half years in prison. Hosea Simpson, 36, pleaded guilty in February to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Beginning in 2019…

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Republic Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking after High-Speed Chase

May 19, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Republic, Mo., man, who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase, was sentenced in federal court May 19 for possessing methamphetamine to distribute. Heath E. Yarger, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On…

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Multiple Arrests for Meth Dealing Result in 9 Years of Prison

May 19, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced a significant dealer of methamphetamine May 19 to nine years in prison. Anne R. Jekel, 42, of St. Louis County, was caught multiple times in possession of methamphetamine and guns. On Nov. 29, 2016, Maryland Heights police officers arrested…

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (DOD de la DNRED de la Douane) : à Bercy, que pense Monsieur Gabriel Attal de toutes ces magouilles ?

Habitué des conférences de presse, il semble que le ministre du Budget aura quelques difficultés à s’exprimer sur cette sinistre affaire montée de toutes pièces dans le seul but de doper artificiellement les chiffres !

La justice soupçonne l’opération« Aurore » d’avoir été montée de toutes pièces

Si la justice doute encore, c’est à désespérer du travail d’intelligence que l’instruction a fourni !

Seuls, sur le banc des accusés de ces filouteries douanières, quelques responsables irresponsables et beaucoup d’absentéisme volontaire !

Vincent Monnier de l’OBS a sorti un papier à l’instant

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Procès des dérives des douanes : les saisies record étaient-elles totalement fumeuses ?

Jusqu’au 9 juin se tient au tribunal de Paris le procès de six anciens hauts cadres de la DNRED, le service de renseignement des douanes. Ils sont notamment soupçonnés d’avoir monté de toutes pièces deux opérations de saisie de café avec l’aide de leur aviseur fétiche et controversé. Lequel en aurait profité pour importer des cigarettes de contrebande. Ce que les protagonistes contestent.

Par Vincent Monnier publié le 31 mai 2022 à 17h25

C’était ce qu’on appelle une « saisie record ». De celles qui font les gros titres de la presse, gonflent d’un coup les statistiques et suscitent les félicitations des ministres de tutelle. A l’été 2015, les agents de la Direction nationale du Renseignement et des Enquêtes douanières (DNRED) mettent la main sur 43 tonnes de café contrefait de la marque L’Or de Maison du Café, tout d’abord dans un poids lourd arrêté à un péage de l’autoroute A1, puis dans un entrepôt d’Argenteuil (Val-d’Oise). « Une première sur le territoire national », claironnent alors Bercy et la Direction des Douanes. Las, les développements judiciaires de cette affaire ne seront pas vraiment ceux initialement escomptés.

Depuis le 9 mai, six anciens haut gradés de la DNRED – un service figurant parmi le premier cercle de la communauté du renseignement, au même titre que la DGSI ou la DGSE –, deux aviseurs et un intermédiaire comparaissent devant la 11e chambre du tribunal correctionnel de Paris pour des faits d’« importation en bande organisée de marchandises contrefaites », « escroquerie », « détournement de fonds publics ».

La justice soupçonne l’opération, baptisée « Aurore », d’avoir été montée de toutes pièces dans le seul but de doper artificiellement les chiffres. Autrement dit, cette saisie de contrefaçons serait elle-même contrefaite. Un comble pour des douaniers.

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Désolé, c’est réservé aux abonnés !

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières « narco-news » au 20 mai 2022

Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Involvement in a Drug Trafficking Organization

May 19, 2022

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Jovanni Limon Salas was sentenced to prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization. On May 13, 2021, police were investigating a suspected drug trafficker and observed a drug deal occur in a business parking lot. Police followed Limon Salas away from…

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DEA Educational Foundation Celebrates Success of First-Ever Lacrosse Clinic

May 16, 2022

Alliance, Neb. — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Educational Foundation offered its first-ever, free, afterschool lacrosse clinic to middle school students in Alliance, March 28-April 4, in partnership with the Alliance Police Department, Cheyenne Youth Lacrosse Team and USA Lacrosse. Coaches and players with the Cheyenne Youth Lacrosse team in…

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New York Man Indicted For Fentanyl Trafficking

May 13, 2022

BOSTON – A New York man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl. Chanty Reynoso Vasquez, 27, of Bronx, N.Y., was indicted on possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. According to the indictment, on March 30, 2022, in…

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Two Face Federal Drug Charges After Multi-Agency Enforcement Operation in Washington, Vermont

May 13, 2022

WASHINGTON, Vt.- The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Nicole LeClair, 34, of Washington, Vermont, and Christopher Emmons, 51, of Washington, Vermont, were arrested today during search warrants at their residences. LeClair has been charged with distributions of controlled substances that occurred at…

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Man Charged in Sales of Nearly 50 Pounds of Crystal Meth in Manhattan and Queens

May 13, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – A North Carolina man is charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree for allegedly selling 22 kilograms (over 48 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine in Manhattan and Queens during an undercover investigation. Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Frank…

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Providence Man Admits to Possessing Nearly 2 Kilos of Cocaine

May 13, 2022

PROVIDENCE – A Providence man, arrested in April 2021 moments after he claimed a package that was found by investigators to contain nearly two kilograms of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico, pled guilty in federal court on Wednesday to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine…

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Lowell Man Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Cocaine Conspiracy With Colombian Criminal Organization

May 13, 2022

BOSTON – A Lowell man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy connected to a Colombian-based criminal enterprise. Juan Pablo Ariasgil, 41, of Lowell, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to four years in prison…

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Craig Wilkins Pleads Not Guilty to Drug and Firearms Charges

May 13, 2022

RUTLAND, Vt. – The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Craig Wilkins, 37, of Rutland, pleaded not guilty today in United States District Court in Burlington to charges that he possessed two handguns as a convicted felon and that he possessed fentanyl and cocaine base with…

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Hartford Man Sentenced To More Than 5 Years In Federal Prison For Role In Cocaine Trafficking Ring

May 13, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KENDALL HOOKS, 50, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine. According to…

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Man Charged with April 2018 Mount Vernon Murder

May 12, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New York Field Division, Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration…

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Naugatuck Man Sentenced To 33 Months In Federal Prison For Distributing Heroin

May 12, 2022

NAUGATUCK, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ADAM MINES, 38, of Naugatuck, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin. According to…

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Mercer County Accounting Professor Charged with Tax Evasion and Filing False Tax Returns

May 12, 2022

TRENTON, N.J. – A Mercer County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for tax evasion and filing false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Gordian A. Ndubizu, 67, of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, is charged in an eight-count indictment unsealed today with four counts of tax evasion and…

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Former Mercer County Pharmacist Charged with Illegally Distributing Oxycodone and Other Opiates from Trenton Pharmacy

May 12, 2022

TRENTON, 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 Philip R. Sellinger announced a former pharmacist was arrested today for her role in distributing and dispensing outside the course of professional practice…

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Haitian Police Officer Charged with International Narcotics Conspiracy, Narcotics Distribution, and Firearms Offense

May 12, 2022

R. Denise Foster Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Caribbean Division, Robert Bell Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division and Richard G. Frohling United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced the extradition of Haitian police officer Alex Mompremier from Haiti based on an indictment…

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Manhattan Gang Member Convicted of 2014 Murder of Orlando Rivera

May 11, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the conviction of Christian Pabon, a/k/a “Banga,” of racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering. A unanimous jury convicted PABON of every count presented to the jury after a one-week trial…

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Haitian Police Officer Charged with International Drug and Gun Offenses

May 11, 2022

MILWAUKEE – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, Renita D. Foster, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Caribbean Division, and U.S. Attorney Richard G. Frohling for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced the transfer of Haitian police officer Alex Mompremier from Haiti…

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Rock Hill Man Pleads Guilty in Large Drug Trafficking Case

May 11, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Darryl Hemphill, 34, of Rock Hill, pled guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Rock Hill Police Department began to investigate a group of defendants who were…

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Duplin Man Receives 15 Years in Federal Prison for Heroin and Methamphetamine Trafficking

May 11, 2022

NEW BERN, N.C. – Michael Hall, 34, of Duplin County, was sentenced to 180 months in prison for charges related to drug trafficking and firearms. Hall was convicted of the following charges: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine…

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Buffalo Man Going to Prison for Selling Heroin and Fentanyl

May 11, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Moralles Mendez, 44, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced to…

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Leader of Violent Rochester Drug Ring Sentenced to Life in Prison for Drug and Gun Charges, and Murder

May 11, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Carlos Javier Figueroa a/k/a Javi, a/k/a Big Bro, 44, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted following a federal jury trial of narcotics conspiracy, possession…

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Horry County Man Receives 11-year Sentence for Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

May 11, 2022

FLORENCE, S.C. – Darryl Lamont McKenith, 33, of Aynor, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Evidence presented to the court showed that McKenith was involved in a multi-year conspiracy to distribute…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

SAN DIEGO – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat…

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High-ranking member of violent drug trafficking ring sentenced to nine years in prison

May 10, 2022

Seattle – A significant drug distributor for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to nine years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Adrian Izazaga-Martinez, 32, of Kent, Washington, was ordering 8-pound loads of methamphetamine. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District…

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Phoenix Man Charged After Seizure of 178,000 Suspected Fentanyl Pills, Guns, and Other Drugs

May 10, 2022

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Marco Antonio Medina, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona, was charged last week via criminal complaint with three counts of possession of controlled substances for distribution and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Medina was arrested on May 2 and had his initial appearance in…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics

May 10, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson for the Northern District of Indiana announced that Javier Gil, 37, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

SEATTLE– In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat that fentanyl…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

ST. LOUIS – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous…

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DEA El Paso Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

El Paso – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and other valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat that fentanyl…

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Meth Trafficking

May 10, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that TJ Myers, 33, of Merrill, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 137 months…

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Chicago Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Attempting to Possess Fentanyl for Distribution

May 10, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeffrey Kemp, 55, of Chicago, was sentenced on Friday, May 6, by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to…

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Defendants Face Charges in High School Drug Advertising and Distribution Cases

May 09, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Office of the United States Attorney filed federal criminal complaints charging Benjamin Reily Bliss; Louis Alexander, aka “lulu;” and Brandon William Carranza-Arthur with crimes related to the distribution of fentanyl to high school students in Monterey County. The charges were announced by Drug Enforcement Administration…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 09, 2022

DALLAS – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat that…

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Brooklyn Gang Leader Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Murder for Hire Conspiracy, Use of Firearm, and Narcotics Trafficking

May 09, 2022

BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Ronald Williams, a leader of the ‘90s Crew street gang based in the Canarsie and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced by United States District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall to 24 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, conspiracy…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 09, 2022

WASHINGTON – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat that…

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Man Who Rammed SUV into Police Charged With Drug and Gun Crimes

May 06, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A Dallas drug trafficker who rammed his vehicle into a police car during his arrest has been charged with gun and drug crimes, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas. Angel Manuel Fuentes-Melendez, 23, was indicted on Tuesday with one count of conspiracy…

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DEA Launches First Year of Operation Engage in Richmond, VA

May 06, 2022

Richmond, Va., – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Division announces the launch of Operation Engage in Richmond, Virginia. Operation Engage is comprehensive, community-level initiative, implemented to target and address the drug and related violence issues in cities with high levels of drug related problems. Operation Engage is new…

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Prison Sentence for Perjurer Wraps up Prosecution of Middle Georgia Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

May 05, 2022

MACON, GA – Thirteen defendants have been sentenced to terms of up to 15 years in prison after an extensive operation that targeted a middle Georgia drug trafficking conspiracy. Eight men and four women were indicted in February 2021 under Operation Breaking the Bond, an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task…

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Waterbury Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Distribution And Firearm Possession Offenses

May 04, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LENWOOD GATLING, 38, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses. According to court documents and statements made in court, between…

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Providence Resident Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

May 04, 2022

PROVIDENCE – A Providence resident who sold crack cocaine on at least three occasions while under surveillance by members of the FBI’s Safe Street Task Force was sentenced today to five years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Michael Rodriguez, 26, pled guilty on August 31…

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Providence Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Fentanyl And Heroin Trafficking

May 04, 2022

BOSTON – A Providence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester in connection with drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl and heroin. Darwin J. Gonzalez Reyes a/k/a “España,” 36, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 10 years in prison and five years of…

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New Haven Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Possessing Sawed-Off Rifle

May 04, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANGEL RODRIGUEZ-MENDEZ, 25, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegal possession…

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Waterbury Man Involved In Connecticut-To-Maine Drug And Gun Trafficking Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

May 04, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LONNIE JOYNER, also known as “Flo,” 37, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Firearms Offense

May 04, 2022

HAMMOND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson for the Northern District of Indiana announced that Bruce Leipart, 39, of Hobart, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody on his plea…

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Newark Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

May 03, 2022

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 Philip R. Sellinger announced a Newark man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy…

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A Man Sentenced For Dealing Drugs on Behalf of Texas “Mexikan” Mafia

May 03, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 29 year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison for his role in a large drug conspiracy involving heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B…

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South Texas Man Sentenced for Smuggling 17 Kilos of Meth

May 03, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 55 year-old Ennis resident has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute kilograms of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Enrique Perez…

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18 Charged with Meth Trafficking in Indiana

May 03, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Adminstration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers for the Southern District of Indiana announced on that 18 individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The indictment charges the defendants…

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Two Lebanese Citizens Extradited from Republic of Georgia to Face International Money Laundering Charges

May 02, 2022

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace announced two citizens of Lebanon, Mohamad Yassine and Hassan Rahman, will be arraigned today on money laundering charges for operating…

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Williston Man Sentenced to 58 Months in Prison for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms and Trafficking Over 3 Kilograms of Cocaine

May 02, 2022

Williston, VT. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Gregory Lewis, 26, of Williston, Vermont, was sentenced today to serve 58 months in prison after his convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm and distribution of cocaine base. United…

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Wethersfield Man Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl Trafficking Charge

May 02, 2022

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FABIO VARGAS-GONZALEZ, 46, of Wethersfield, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to a fentanyl trafficking offense. According to court documents and statements made in court, the DEA’s Hartford Task Force developed information…

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Chemicals Acknowledges Recordkeeping Violations Of The Controlled Substances Act

May 02, 2022

BOSTON – Thermo Fisher Scientific Chemicals, Inc., an affiliate of the Waltham-based Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (Thermo Fisher), has agreed to pay $25,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the Controlled Substances Act, by improperly purchasing and distributing chemicals regulated by the Act. Thermo Fisher self-disclosed these violations to the…

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British Virgin Islands Premier, Port Director Charged in South Florida Federal Court with Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Crimes

April 29, 2022

MIAMI – Miami federal prosecutors have charged British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie, Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Oleanvine Pickering Maynard (O. Maynard), and the Port Director’s son, Kadeem Stephan Maynard (K. Maynard), with cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracies for agreeing to facilitate the safe…

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Fentanyl Dealer Pleads Guilty to Distributing Narcotics

April 29, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – Marvin “MJ” Mitchell (36, St. Peterburg) pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl, and possession with the intent to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl. Mitchell faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each…

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Okeechobee County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

April 29, 2022

MIAMI – On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, a federal district judge in West Palm Beach sentenced a 31-year-old man from Okeechobee County, Florida, to 130 months in prison for drug trafficking. Juan Manuel Nieves previously pled guilty to distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine. According to the court…

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Federal Jury Finds Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Guilty

April 29, 2022

OCALA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced that a federal jury has found Jonathan Jermaine Thomas (32, Ocala) guilty of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, and more than 1 kilogram of heroin…

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Career Offender Sentenced to 235 Months in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin

April 29, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Boise man was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. According to court records, an investigation into Dennis Radford Colby, a/k/a “Dragon” and his drug trafficking organization began in 2020. On February 4, 2021, Colby was observed…

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Jacksonville Methamphetamine Dealers Sentenced to Federal Prison

April 29, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three Jacksonville men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Steven Ray McWhorter (49) was sentenced to 11 years and 4 months, Christopher Douglas Green (48) was sentenced to 10 years, and Kevin Joseph DeWitt (50) was sentenced 3…

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Tulare County Man Sentenced to over 7 Years in Prison for Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Deliveries, Co Conspirator Pleads Guilty

April 29, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Renato Aguilera, 30, of Porterville, was sentenced today to seven years and three months in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. Another member of the conspiracy, Maria Delgado…

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Drug Enforcement Administration Reaches Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit

April 29, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle to settle Garcia, et al. v. Merrick Garland, Attorney General, Dep’t of Justice, a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of female Special Agents who were not selected for overseas assignments between 1990…

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Wisconsin Pharmacy to Pay Civil Penalty for Controlled Substance Dispensing and Record Keeping Violations

April 29, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea, of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that Cadott Miller Pharmacy, Ltd., located in Cadott, Wisconsin, entered into a settlement agreement to pay $20,000 to resolve civil allegations…

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Money Courier For Large-Scale Fentanyl Trafficking Ring Sentenced To More Than 9 Years In Federal Prison

April 29, 2022

Waterbury, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DOMINGO GUZMAN, 45, last residing in Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 114 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his…

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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Fentanyl

April 29, 2022

BOSTON – A Springfield man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester to drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl. Juan Jimenez, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and two counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 40…

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Panamanian National Guilty of East Texas Drug Trafficking Violations

April 29, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A Panamanian national has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking violations during his federal trial in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Dallas Field Division. Jorge Albeiro Silva-Salazar, 53, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five…

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ESPAÑA 🇪🇸 (puerto de Barcelona) : la Agencia Tributaria (SVA) y la Policía Nacional han intervenido unos 1.500 kilos de cocaína ocultos en un contenedor

La cooperación con la agencia antidroga norteamericana (DEA) y la Policía Nacional de Panamá ha permitido que la droga no alcance el mercado.

La investigación comenzó con la detección de una organización criminal radicada en Panamá y Colombia. Esta banda intentaba hacer llegar cuatro contenedores hasta el puerto de Barcelona. Uno de ellos estaría destinado al transporte de la droga, pese a declarar llevar cartón prensado como mercancía legal.

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COLOMBIA 🇨🇴 (The murder of a Paraguayan 🇵🇾 prosecutor) : link between politics and drug trafficking, exposed

The Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci was killed Tuesday by armed men who arrived aboard a jet ski at the place where he was honeymooning in the Colombian Caribbean. The crime is revealing the transformation of Paraguay to a cocaine producer and the links between the type of politics and drug trafficking.

RFI consulted with analyst Carlos Aníbal Peris, a political scientist who specializes in drug trafficking at the Catholic University of Asunción, about this crime, which is now under investigation to determine the motive and circumstances of the murder.

-The Pecci prosecutor’s investigation resulted in the mega operation “A Ultranza Py” last month, which led to the resignation of several politicians involved in a criminal structure of international cocaine trafficking. This case sheds light on what you call narcopolitics in Paraguay …

Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, along with his wife Claudia Aguilera

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Douane – DNRED) : nos ‘médias de masse’ appelés ‘mainstream’ sont bien silencieux sur le déroulement du procès en cours

Des directives auraient-elles été données sous forme de conseils ou plutôt de souhaits pour que ce procès ne bénéficie pas de toutes les capacités de ces grandes rédactions ?

Espérons que le Journal du Dimanche fasse exception demain !

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DNRED (80 ans): ils sont venus, ils étaient tous là (ou presque)…

Belle assemblée constituée de Guy Gouin, Gérard Estavoyer, Joseph Le Louarn et Jean Henri Hoguet qui sont venus au siège de la DNRED pour fêter avec Jean Paul Garcia, les 80 ans d’existence du service.

Mais un peu d’histoire !

C’est dans ‘Association pour l’Histoire de l’Administration des Douanes’ que nous trouvons les explications de l’évolution de la DNED en DNRED

1988: de la DNED à la DNRED avec J.H. Hoguet

Dans le cadre de notre rétrospective de l’histoire des services d’enquêtes, de recherche et de renseignement de l’institution douanière française, le passage de la « DNED » à la « DNRED » constitue un séquence déterminante. C’est en 1988 que voit le jour une véritable direction du renseignement au sein du service.

Pour relater cette séquence, est reproduit ici l’éclairage apporté par Jean-Henri Hoguet, promoteur de cette mesure novatrice et chef du service à cette époque.


La Direction du renseignement

L’année 1988 a d’abord été celle de l’adjonction d’un pôle Renseignement à la D.N.E.D., devenue de ce fait D.N.R.E.D., suite à la parution d’un arrêté ministériel du 1er mars 1988 et de 1’Instruction Cadre du 19 mai. Comme proposé par le G.P.A. (Groupe Prospective et Action), le Centre de Documentation et d’Évaluation (C.D.E.), créé quelques années auparavant et qui, faute d’une doctrine bien établie et appliquée avec des moyens correspondant aux objectifs à atteindre, devait disparaître. Les moyens de l’ex -C.D.E, étaient transférés, au moins en partie, à la Direction du Renseignement. La partie Évaluation du C.D.E. était reprise, au niveau des principes, par la Direction générale et l’application pratique des règles relatives à la Valeur en douane relevait des Directions régionales à travers les bureaux de douane et les C.E.R.D.O.C.

Le C.D.E. avait été dirigé jusqu’ici par un directeur, flanqué de deux adjoints cadres supérieurs qui régnaient sur un effectif d’environ 70 agents. Le personnel, livré à des tâches peu exaltantes et mal encadré, relevait plus de la réserve indienne que de la troupe d’élite. Je reçus carte blanche de la D.G. – ce qui est rare – pour ne conserver que les agents que j’estimerais convenir à l’accomplissement des nouvelles tâches de renseignement. Ce contrat prévoyait toutefois que je devais garder le directeur. Je n’ai conservé qu’environ la moitié de l’effectif du C.D.E..

Pour faire fonctionner la nouvelle Direction du Renseignement, il fallait certes des « petites mains » non expertes, mais surtout un encadrement de spécialistes de la lutte contre la fraude. Or, où les trouver sinon chez les enquêteurs de la D.N.E.D. ? Je fis le tour des cinq divisions parisiennes de la Direction des Enquêtes et Recherches en expliquant aux agents ce que je voulais faire avec cette nouvelle Direction du Renseignement et de la Documentation, et les moyens que j’entendais y consacrer, y compris à l’étranger. Je demandais que chaque Division – sur la base du volontariat – me « prête » pour un an ses deux meilleurs agents, libre à eux si l’aventure leur plaisait, de rester un temps plus long à la D.R.D. Si cette expérience ne les satisfaisait pas, ils étaient assurés de retourner, au bout d’un an, dans leurs unités d’origine. Le pari était risqué – un enquêteur de classe n’aime rien plus que de faire des enquêtes avec un résultat probant au bout. Un enquêteur c’est avant tout un chasseur. S’asseoir derrière un bureau ou un ordinateur, peloter des listings ou confronter des séries de données n’a rien de très passionnant, encore que tout enquêteur prépare souvent son enquête de la sorte. Devant la réticence des enquêteurs à venir à la D.R.D., je leur racontais que j’avais rencontré à Londres, au siège de 1’Investigation Division, un enquêteur réputé qui, antérieurement, avait battu moult fois la campagne dans le cadre de ses investigations et qui maintenant se contentait de recueillir des informations, de les analyser et de lancer ses jeunes collègues sur les routes. Cet agent me disait qu’assis derrière son ordinateur, il éprouvait « une véritable jouissance chaque fois qu’il avait réuni le faisceau d’informations qui ferait tomber son client ». L’homme derrière l’ordinateur ajoutait : « avant je me déplaçais, maintenant j’envoie les autres et ça marche ». C’est ainsi qu’avec un peu de persuasion j’ai pu débaucher une petite dizaine (9 au départ) d’enquêteurs qui ont fait démarrer la D.R.D. Quelques-uns y sont restés plus d’un an. Je n’ai pas été ensuite ingrat avec ces agents qui m’ont cru et ont eu le courage de tenter l’aventure.

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La mise en place de la nouvelle D.N.R.E.D.

Concernant le fonctionnement du service, on peut dire que 1988 a vu la mise en marche de la D.R.D. et le début de rapports nouveaux entre cette Direction et celle des Enquêtes Douanières. Nous revenions de loin car, au début, les enquêteurs de la D.E.D., soucieux de conserver leurs enquêtes d’initiative, niaient la nécessité, l’utilité et même la viabilité d’une Direction du Renseignement. Pour les enquêteurs, la Direction du Renseignement ne pouvait avoir qu’une tendance monopolistique et confiscatoire au regard de l’information opérationnelle.

A la D.E.D., on avait également innové. On avait monté des opérations faisant intervenir soit plusieurs échelons, soit une division parisienne et plusieurs échelons. Ces opérations concernaient des livraisons surveillées de stupéfiants naissant à la frontière espagnole et se terminant à Marseille, Lyon ou dans le nord, mais aussi d’autres opérations plus classiquement douanières relatives à un produit importé mais ayant des points de chute disséminés sur tout le territoire. L’importance de ces opérations amenait naturellement à évaluer leur coût en hommes, en matériel et en frais de déplacement et à tirer de cette évaluation des conséquences au regard de la rentabilité

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La D.N.R.E.D. en 1989

Les 14 et 15 mars, je me rendis, en passant par Lille où je pris Bardu avec moi, à Anvers. Le but du voyage était d’examiner avec nos collègues douaniers belges les possibilités d’échanges de renseignements en matière de conteneurs arrivant dans ce grand port et dont une bonne partie était ensuite acheminée sur la France. Je m’aperçus qu’en Belgique la Douane a d’abord pour directive du gouvernement de ne pas freiner le commerce afin que le bon renom du port d’Anvers ne soit pas altéré. La vitesse du dédouanement primait donc la recherche de la fraude.

Les échanges internationaux de renseignements sur la fraude ne s’en développèrent pas moins en 1989. Le nombre des dossiers traités augmenta de 14% par rapport à 1988 et de 67% par rapport à 1985. Compte tenu des facilités que j’avais obtenues pour envoyer des agents en mission à l’étranger, le nombre des missionnaires passa de 26 en 1987 à 51 en 1989. Certaines de ces missions donnèrent d’excellents résultats sur le plan contentieux. Pour la première fois, une permanence H 24 fut instituée dans le secteur de l’assistance mutuelle avec l’étranger, en raison du développement de celle-ci et de la nécessité, dans certains cas, de réagir très vite. En 1989 également un système international de surveillance des navires suspects a été mis sur pied – Mar-Info – et une partie de la gestion du système fut confiée à la D.R.D. par nos collègues étrangers, Pour la première fois, un pays gérait en temps réel un fichier douanier et le mettait à la disposition des autres.

La D.R.D. commençait à être victime de son succès, car si les besoins en informatique pouvaient à peu près être satisfaits, il n’en allait pas de même pour ce qui concerne le renfort en personnel. Cette mème pénurie nous empêchait de nous lancer dans l’élaboration d’une structure apte à traiter l’information en matière de blanchiment.

A partir de septembre, la D.R.D. eut un nouveau patron. En remplacement de Pla, j’avais pu, en insistant beaucoup, faire nommer sur ce poste de directeur le chef d’échelon de Lille, Jacques Bardu. Tout son passé, y compris lorsqu’il était chef de subdivision dans l’Est, montrait qu’il savait recueillir l’information, développer des réseaux d’informateurs et faire des affaires sur renseignements. Son efficacité était même dérangeante pour certains, d’autant qu’il agissait et rendait compte après, chaque fois qu’il pressentait que la diffusion préalable de I’information était susceptible de retarder ou d’arrêter l’action. De plus, sa notoriété auprès de ses collègues chefs d’échelon était de nature à donner une crédibilité accrue à la jeune D.R.D.. Dès son arrivée, il mit sur pied un nouveau système de diffusion mensuel de l’information sur la fraude qui incitait les services destinataires à faire du retour d’information et créait 1’émulation entre ces services en publiant leurs résultats. Ce bulletin était en outre présenté sous une forme attractive, relevant plus de la bande dessinée que de la note administrative. Yvon Pelafigue, directeur interrégional à Lille, nous donna un très sérieux coup de main en mettant pendant plusieurs mois à notre disposition le dessinateur-douanier qui illustrait si bien notre document mensuel.

La D.E.D. quant à elle, si elle avait achevé sa reconversion du Change vers la Douane, n’en avait pas moins deux problèmes à résoudre pour s’adapter aux évolutions en cours. Alors qu’elle fonctionnait auparavant en circuit fermé concernant le renseignement qu’elle recueillait et exploitait directement, il lui fallait maintenant, non seulement admettre l’existence de la D.R.D., mais aussi participer à son fonctionnement en la pourvoyant en informations. Des progrès restaient à faire, spécialement pour les recherches, car le changement des habitudes mentales ne se réalise pas immédiatement à la suite d’une injonction, même forte. Le deuxième problème pour la D.E.D. était que ses unités apprennent à travailler entre elles compte tenu des dimensions nationales et internationales prises par la fraude, qu’il s’agisse de stupéfiants ou de fraudes commerciales communautaires. Devant la complexité ou la difficulté des dossiers à traiter, les agents se rendaient compte que la matière était en train de changer de nature et de dimension et que, pour mener à bien les enquêtes, il fallait mettre en jeu des moyens juridiques, techniques et matériels dont certains faisaient encore défaut (écoutes légales, coopération judiciaire internationale, mesures conservatoires sur les biens situés à l’étranger, etc.).

Jean Henri Hoguet

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Un peu d’histoire aussi !

Pour rejeter ma demande d’indemnisation, c’est Erwan Guilmin qui a été chargé de pondre un document mensonger.

Marc Fievet avec Gérard Estavoyer à Nice

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Marc Fievet avec Jean Henri Hoguet à Saintes

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Douane – DNRED) : Erwan Guilmin jure qu’il n’a pas fait de caviardage

C’est dans ARABNEWS que nous trouvons les déclarations d’Erwan Guilmin devant les juges du Tribunal correctionnel de Paris

Comment Erwan Guilmin a-t-il pu modifier un document classé secret-défense, masquant ainsi que les douanes travaillaient avec un indic jugé dangereux, inscrit sur liste noire ?

Jugé à Paris mercredi, le haut fonctionnaire Erwan Guilmin a contesté tout caviardage

« Je n’ai à aucun moment fait ou produit un faux« , a juré devant le tribunal correctionnel, Erwan Guilmin, l’ancien patron de la puissante Direction des opérations douanières (DOD), bras armé de la Direction nationale du renseignement douanier (DNRED).

«Erreur scripturale»

En 2016, le juge d’instruction enquêtant sur cette affaire de stups adresse une réquisition concernant certains informateurs des douanes. Le secrétariat général de l’institution rédige alors une note mentionnant expressément que Petrovic figure sur « liste noire ». 

Mais avant l’envoi du document, Erwan Guilmin, à la tête de la DOD depuis 2014, rédige un deuxième exemplaire quasiment identique, avec le même numéro secret défense, faisant disparaître cette mention.

Face au tribunal, le haut fonctionnaire a soutenu, comme son prédécesseur M. Sauvalère qui a dirigé la DOD entre 2008 et 2014, que « Z » n’avait en réalité jamais été « blacklisté ». Certes une demande a été faite par un service parisien en 2009, mais elle n’aurait jamais été suivie d’effet et l’informateur aurait poursuivi sa collaboration, malgré cette « erreur scripturale » jamais corrigée.

Le document transmis à la justice est « un envoi, dans l’état de mes connaissances », a-t-il argué. 

Mais si un doute existait sur le statut de cet informateur, pourquoi ne pas avoir attendu pour être certain de transmettre des informations correctes ?

Au moment de l’envoi, « il est hors de question d’attendre le lendemain », a expliqué M. Guilmin, en racontant la pression de la direction générale pour avoir une réponse la plus rapide possible.

L’inscription sur liste noire de Petrovic devait d’ailleurs être abordée ultérieurement lors d’une réunion entre la DOD, la DNRED et la direction générale des douanes, a-t-il rappelé. Une rencontre qui n’a finalement jamais eu lieu.

« J’aurais dû ne pas répondre », a-t-il concédé, au terme d’un échange houleux avec la présidente.

« C’est incompréhensible qu’au poste qui est le vôtre, vous recopiiez une note secret-défense avec son numéro, en omettant la mention liste noire, alors qu’il y avait déjà eu une première alerte », lui a-t-elle fait remarquer. Quelques mois plus tôt, un mail avait été transmis à la DOD, signalant qu’elle s’apprêtait un payer un aviseur inscrit sur liste noire.

Pour Erwan Guilmin, ce paiement, validé par la direction générale, était au contraire la preuve que Petrovic n’était pas blacklisté.

« Je ne vois pas comment un informateur sur liste noire peut faire l’objet d’une proposition de rémunération, ou alors ça veut dire qu’il y a un groupe massif de fraudeurs », au-delà de la seule DNRED, a-t-il plaidé.

« C’est le serpent qui se mord la queue », s’est agacé la présidente.

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Pour mémoire, Erwan Guilmin, a produit de fausses informations sur Marc Fievet sans jamais avoir cherché à se renseigner auprès des douaniers qui travaillaient au quotidien avec NS 55.

Fausses informations pour empêcher l’ indemnisation des 3888 jours de détention, non-stop, subis par Marc Fievet en Espagne, Angleterre, Canada et France.

A LIRE: FRANCE (Conseil d’Etat) : absurdistan juridico-administratif et constat de la lâcheté du plus vil DG de la Douane Française , l’énarque François Auvigne

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (DOUANE – DOD – DNRED) : à l’ouverture du procès, certains avocats de la défense ont demandé le secret des débats en invoquant la protection du secret de la défense nationale, d’autres au nom de la sécurité des prévenus, douaniers ou informateurs. Huis clos demandé, huis clos rejeté !

Le procès de six anciens hauts responsables des douanes dont Vincent Sauvalère et Erwan Guilmin dit « le caviardeur » soupçonnés de largesses envers un de leurs informateurs pour gonfler les chiffres des saisies, s’est ouvert lundi 9 mai à Paris par une demande de huis clos de plusieurs avocats, rejetée par le tribunal.

Un huis clos n’est «pas juridiquement fondé», a rétorqué la procureure, en rappelant notamment que «tous les documents qui étaient classifiés dans ce dossier ont été déclassifiés». Après en avoir délibéré, les juges ont refusé le huis clos. «Ce procès aura lieu en audience publique, comme c’est la règle et chacun aura à cœur d’être responsable de ses déclarations», a expliqué la présidente.

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Alors que la demande de huis clos avait été acceptée par le tribunal de Bobigny pour adapter la peine canadienne à perpétuité que Marc Fievet, l’agent infiltré NS 55, avait dû encaisser au Nouveau Brunswick. Il est vrai que le dossier de Fievet était classé ‘secret défense’

Malgré les demandes de la juge Sophie Clément, le dossier de Marc Fievet, classé secret défense, n’a pas été déclassifié…

Une morale pour les aigles, une autre pour les pigeons

J’ai toujours en mémoire la répartie de Sonya Djemni-Wagner lorsque ma condamnation canadienne a été adaptée au droit français en aggravant cette dernière.

La jeune substitut du procureur de Bobigny qu’elle était m’a envoyé à la tête cette phrase de véritable Ponce Pilate: « Je réclame 20 ans, vous n’aurez qu’à demander la ‘grâce présidentielle‘! »

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ESPAÑA 🇪🇸 (Burgos) : la Policía incauta 4-CMC, una droga jamás vista en España

20 kg de esta droga se han incautado en Burgos y 240 kg en Amsterdam, en una operación que ha contado con la participación de la DEA.

Agentes de la Policía Nacional han intervenido en la ciudad de Burgos más de 20 kilogramos de una sustancia estupefaciente desconocida en España hasta ahora. Se ha identificado como 4-CMC, y por la que han sido detenidas tres personas. La operación ha contado también a la vez con la incautación de más de 240 kilogramos de 3MMC en Ámsterdam en una operación internacional.

La incautación de este alijo se ha llevado a cabo durante una operación policial que ha contado con la colaboración de la Administración de Control de Drogas de Estados Unidos (DEA) y la Policía Nacional de Países Bajos, informan desde la Dirección General de la Policía.

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La 4-MEC (4-methylethcathinone) est une drogue de synthèse de la famille des cathinones. C’est un stimulant dont les effets sont proches de ceux de la MDMA/ecstasy.

La 4-MEC est principalement vendue sur internet.

Elle se présente sous forme d’une poudre blanche cristalline. Elle peut être vendue seule, ou en association à d’autres cathinones dans des mélanges appelés NRG-1 et NRG-2.

Appellations : 4-MEC, ecstasy légale, 4-methylethcathinone, 4-methyl-N-ethylcathinone, p-methyl-N-ethcathinone, 2-(ethylamino)-1-(p-tolyl)propan-1-one, Energy-1, Energy-2, Energy-3, NRG-1, NRG-2, NRG-3, Nutrition Rapid Growth…

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MALI 🇲🇱 (Cocaïne et Héroïne) : ce pays enclavé, désormais consommateur, est depuis la décennie 1990 utilisé comme plate-forme logistique vers les marchés européens pour la cocaïne et l’héroïne

C’est le Journal du Mali qui nous rapporte que l’Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) dans un rapport d’évaluation de la réduction de la demande de drogues publié en 2017 précisait que :« Le phénomène a connu une expansion rapide au milieu des années 2000, comme conséquence directe des mesures répressives drastiques prises par les États-Unis. Désormais, les cartels des drogues latino-américains vont élire l’Europe comme marché de remplacement du marché américain et l’Afrique de l’Ouest comme plateforme d’acheminement vers ce marché » .

La nouveauté est que le pays de transition est devenu un consommateur considérable des stupéfiants.

Deux facteurs coexistants sont en cause, note l’ONUDC : l’immigration des Maliens en Europe et l’essor du tourisme européen au Mali. Un premier groupe de dealers d’héroïne est découvert dans les années 80 dans le quartier huppé de l’époque, l’Hippodrome. « Ces deux groupes ont importé les produits au pays et ont initié des personnes proches aux modalités de leur consommation. Quelques années auraient suffi pour faire émerger une génération d’usagers autochtones qui n’a jamais immigré en Europe ni été contact avec des touristes européens », indique-t-il.

Itinéraires divers

La drogue au Mali transite principalement, selon l’OSC, par l’axe Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) – Yorosso (Mali). Du cercle de Yorosso, une quantité est propagée à Ségou, qui ravitaille des villes du centre et du nord. Le reste s’achemine vers Koutiala, qui approvisionne Sikasso et Bamako par la route en contournant les points de contrôle des forces de sécurité. Souvent camouflés et dispersés dans des sacs de céréales ou de légumes, les stupéfiants traversent des localités de la région avant d’être stockés dans des fermes agricoles près de Bamako puis versés discrètement dans les marchés.

Au nord, « les psychotropes quittent le Niger, passent par Labbezanga et Ansongo et se retrouvent à Gao. Quant à la cocaïne, elle transite par la frontière algérienne », assure un notable de la localité. Selon ce dernier, de la ville, les drogues sont souvent acheminées par bateaux dans les localités, sur l’axe fluvial  Gao – Tombouctou – Mopti.

« Quant au réseau de la cocaïne, il opère par voie aérienne et sur l’axe Guinée – Kourémalé – Bamako. La route transahélienne, communément appelée autoroute A-10, qui passe par le nord du Mali, est à présent peu pratiquée en raison de la forte présence militaire et de la montée en puissance des FAMa », explique M. Keïta. Mais en 2009 un avion cargo, renommé par la suite « Air Cocaïne » s’est posé en plein désert à Tarkint, à une centaine de kilomètres de Gao. L’avion, qui venait du Venezuela, a été déchargé de son contenu puis incendié. D’autres réseaux du cannabis – haschich pratiquent « l’axe Ghana – Burkina Faso – Mali, celui Maroc – Mauritanie – Mali et l’axe Côte d’Ivoire – Mali ».

Nombreux acteurs

Autant les routes sont diverses, autant le sont les acteurs et les ramifications vont souvent loin. L’affaire Air Cocaïne et les récentes saisies et arrestations de personnes transportant de la drogue à l’aéroport international Modibo Keita de Sénou le prouvent. Certaines de ces personnes « sont issues des importantes diasporas ouest-africaines d’Europe et d’Amérique du nord et latine. Elles servent à la fois à établir des liens avec les cartels, les producteurs, les revendeurs et les intermédiaires sur le terrain, qui peuvent les aider et les soutenir en cas de problème, mais aussi à rapatrier les bénéfices vers l’Afrique sous diverses formes », explique la Commission ouest-africaine sur les Drogues (WACD). Selon elle, un baron de la drogue ouest-africain peut aussi bien être avocat, cadre supérieur ou homme politique que jeune déscolarisé ou passeur de diamants.

Dans le Septentrion malien, traditionnellement, ce sont les tribus Arabes lamhar du Tilemsi (région de Gao) et Bérabiche (principalement à Tombouctou et à Taoudénit) qui détiennent le quasi-monopole le trafic de drogue, indique une enquête d’International Crisis Group de 2018. Depuis, la sociologie des acteurs s’est complexifiée, à cause « des revenus générés par la drogue ». Selon notre source à Gao, « les groupes terroristes, sous couvert du djihad, et certains groupes d’ex-rebelles » s’adonnent également à la pratique. Ce qui est attesté par plusieurs rapports, dont celui très détaillé d’International Crisis Group. Ces groupes profitent de la déstabilisation de l’État et de plusieurs « No go zone » pour leurs trafics. De fait, le petit vendeur de la Tour de l’Afrique n’est que la partie immergée de l’iceberg.

Narcotrafic : le Mali en a plein le nez

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MEXICO 🇲🇽 (Narconews) : las ultimas del 4 de mayo de 2022

Sinaloa

Sicarios del Cártel de Sinaloa someten y desarman a elementos de la Guardia Nacional (VIDEO)

3 mayo 2022 1 Comentarios

Sicarios del Cártel de Sinaloa (CDS) supuestamente sometieron y desarmaron a varios elementos de la Guardia Nacional en la autopista Mazatlán-Tepic. Territorio de los hijos del narcotraficante Joaquín “el …

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Video

Video donde Sicarios del Mayo Zambada esperan embestida del CJNG en las montañas

3 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

El Cártel de Sinaloa (CDS) desplegó a un ejército de sicarios para combatir a los grupos de élite del Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) en Zacatecas. Uno de los …

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El Mencho

El Mencho y su CJNG “caza” a 17 Pájaros Sierra por traidores y tira sus cadáveres en un terreno (IMAGENES)

3 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

En Twitter circula un video, en el que supuestamente aparecen 17 cadáveres de presuntos integrantes de los Pájaros Sierra. Una célula de narcotraficantes que traicionaron al Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), en un terreno ubicado en …

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Sinaloa

Daena fue ejecutada de un balazo en la cabeza en Ensenada por su pareja quien habría huido a Sinaloa

3 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

La Fiscalía General del Estado actualizó esta mañana información sobre el asesinato de la maquillista Geovanna Daena Segura Rojas, de 32 años. Revelando que su cadáver presentaba un balazo …

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Noticias

Benjamín Arellano Félix pide su liberación a los gringos por “compasión” y motivos humanitarios

3 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

Aunque no se conocen las causas invocadas para obtener una liberación anticipada por “compasión”, “El Min”, ex líder del Cártel Arellano Félix, y sus abogados. Formularon la petición a la Corte del Distrito …

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México

Quién es el “Señorón” y cuál es su pasado en las redes juveniles del PAN

3 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

Su nombre y su rostro aparecieron en varios espectaculares en julio pasado. Entonces, la población morelense se enteró que el gobierno de Cuauhtémoc Blanco. Tenía un objetivo prioritario del …

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CJNG

Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación regala balones en la cuna del Mencho por el Día del Niño (FOTOS)

3 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

Un jefe regional del Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) regaló balones de futbol soccer con su logo por la celebración del Día del Niño en el municipio de Aguililla, …

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CJNG

Comando armado irrumpe en palenque y ejecutan al Ruso, un narco del CJNG (IMAGENES)

3 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

Un comando armado irrumpió en un palenque clandestino en Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, al sur de México, ahí mataron a Oliver Sánchez Coria, alias el Ruso. Líder regional del Cártel Jalisco …

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Sinaloa

Cártel de Sinaloa obliga a sicarios a caminar desnudos por traicionar a los hijos del Chapo (VIDEO)

2 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

El Cártel de Sinaloa (CDS) obligó a tres sicarios a caminar desnudos por las calles por traicionar a los hijos de Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán. “Eso me pasa por …

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CJNG

Levantan a cuñada del Mencho en venganza porque el CJNG levantó a dos militares mexicanas

2 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

En México dos medios señalaron que fue secuestrada la cuñada de Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias el Mencho, líder del Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). Acusaron que presuntamente el Ejército mexicano estaría detrás del rapto, en venganza porque …

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CJNG

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FOTOS: En tierra del Chapo cae el Señorón, líder de célula del Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación

2 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

La Marina y la Fiscalía mexicanas detuvieron en Sinaloa, la tierra del Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán, a un líder de una célula del Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). Identificado …

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México

El Güero Palma, el narco que desafió al Jefe de Jefes enfrenta su peor pesadilla

2 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

La Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) abrió una nueva investigación en contra de Héctor “el Güero” Palma Salazar, uno de los fundadores del Cártel de Sinaloa (CDS). Y …

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Abaten al Flaco Zacatecas, líder regional del Cártel del Golfo, durante enfrentamiento

Tamaulipas

2 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

Se registró una persecución y balacera entre policías y militares mexicanos contra un comando armado del Cártel del Golfo (CDG) en los límites de los estados de Nuevo León y Tamaulipas. En la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos. Durante la balacera …

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México

Grupo de Sicarios levantó a tres hombres en Bar lo que desató balaceras y bloqueos en el municipio

2 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

Un grupo de Sicarios privaron de la libertad a tres hombres, que se encontraban en un bar cerca del Centro de Mazamitla. Lo que desencadenó la balacera registrada en …

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Sicarios ingresan a vivienda y ejecutan a María de 37 años Comandante de Tránsito en Guanajuato

Guanajuato

2 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

María de la Luz ‘N’, de 37 años de edad y Comandante de Tránsito del municipio de Abasolo fue asesinada a balazos dentro de su vivienda. Autoridades continúan investigando para esclarecer el móvil …

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México

Murió José Luis Gallardo responsable del secuestro y ejecución de “Kiki” Camarena, agente de la DEA

1 mayo 2022 1 Comentarios

Tras 11 días hospitalizado, este 29 de abril, murió José Luis Gallardo Parra, responsable del secuestro y homicidio de Enrique Kiki Camarena. Agente de la Administración de Control de …

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CJNG

Procesaron al “Moy” del CJNG que acompañaba al “Chopa” en balacera de Puerto Vallarta

1 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

La Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) obtuvo vinculación a proceso en contra de Moisés González Anguiano, el Moy, del Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). Quien acompañaba a Saúl …

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Guerrero

Semana violenta en Acapulco, ejecuciones y decapitados suman 46 muertes en menos de un mes

1 mayo 2022 0 Comentarios

El epicentro de la violencia se ha mudado al puerto de Acapulco, donde los asesinatos y la inseguridad han opacado el atractivo que alguna vez gozó. En lo que …

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières narco-news au 29 avril 2022

Panola County Men Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Crimes

April 28, 2022

TYLER, TX – Three brothers and another man, all from Carthage, have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Lavara Geray Hinton…

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Woman Admits To Trafficking Over $1M in Crystal Meth and Black Tar Heroin

April 28, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 27-year-old Mission woman has pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute more than 31 kilograms of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Cristina Inez Marquez pleaded guilty to knowingly transporting…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to Prevent Addiction and Reduce Overdose Deaths

April 28, 2022

SAN DIEGO– The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Richland Physician Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Medically Unnecessary Fentanyl Patches, Opioid Pills and Other Controlled Substances

April 28, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. – Senior U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea has sentenced Dr. Janet Sue Arnold, age 63, of Benton City, Washington, to 48 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute opioid pain medications and other controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose…

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DEA Chicago Suspends Registration of Suburban Chicago Pharmacy

April 28, 2022

CHICAGO – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – Chicago Division, announced that on April 27, 2022, DEA Chicago Diversion Investigators delivered an Immediate Suspension Order to Evergreen Park Pharmacy, located at 2850 W. 95th Street, Suite 100, Evergreen Park, Illinois, suspending its DEA…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 28, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Local Man Indicted For Trafficking Multiple Narcotics

April 27, 2022

Corpus Christi, TX – A Corpus Christi man is facing up to 40 years in prison for his alleged role in several narcotics offenses, being a felon in possession firearms and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel…

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Convicted Felon on Supervised Release Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

April 27, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Charles Jones, 49, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The…

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Boise Woman Sentenced for Trafficking Methamphetamine

April 27, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Boise woman was sentenced to 125 months in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others. According to court records, in April 2019, Angelina Ruth Bustamonte was stopped by police for a traffic violation. During the investigation, a drug detecting canine…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 27, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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Six Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Heroin in Bakersfield

April 27, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Six people were arrested in Kern County today following a year-long investigation of a Bakersfield-based drug trafficking organization that distributed methamphetamine and heroin. The defendants are scheduled to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on Wednesday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. Those…

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DEA Arizona holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction & reduce overdose deaths

April 27, 2022

PHOENIX – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Field Division, which serves the State of Arizona, will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000…

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Taunton Man Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking

April 27, 2022

BOSTON – A Taunton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Gino Romano, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised release. On Jan…

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Dunkirk Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

April 27, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Hector Santos-Morales, 32, of Dunkirk, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and to distribute, 500 grams or more…

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15 People Convicted in $11M Cartel Drug Conspiracy

April 27, 2022

LAREDO, TX – Several individuals residing in South Texas and Mexico have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to transport large quantities of marijuana for Cartel del Noreste (CDN), announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B…

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Boston Area Fentanyl And Cocaine Supplier Sentenced

April 27, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston-based fentanyl and cocaine supplier was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Jose Perez Felix, a/k/a “Eugenio Piedraita-Rivera,” “Roberto Patricio Ramirez,” “Grande,” 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 87 months in prison…

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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution and Gun Possession Offenses

April 26, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Leonard C. Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Joel Martinez, Jr., 23, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today in Hartford, Connecticut, federal court to narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses. According to court documents and statements made in court, on September…

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Former El Paso Physician Agrees to Pay $350,000 to Resolve Allegations

April 25, 2022

EL PASO, Texas – Dr. Herbert Nassour, a former physician in El Paso, has agreed to pay $350,000 under a civil settlement to resolve allegations he violated certain provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Dr. Nassour was a physician registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to prescribe and…

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Final Han Gil Defendant Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

April 25, 2022

DALLAS — The final defendant in the Han Gil drug trafficking case was sentenced today to 40 years in federal prison, announced DEA Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez. In June 2021, after seven days of trial, a jury convicted Bryan Reshad Hill, 39, of conspiracy to distribute heroin…

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Vallejo Men Sentenced to Prison for Robbery and Assault of Federal Officer

April 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rafael Ruiz, 34, and Edgar Torres, 35, of Vallejo, California, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to 13 and 10 years in prison respectively for their involvement in the armed robbery of a federal agent during an undercover drug deal. The sentencing was…

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Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution in Magic Valley

April 25, 2022

BOISE – A Jerome man was sentenced to federal prison for distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court records, Jose Luis Rodriguez-Landeros, 40, a Mexican national living in Jerome, was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Magic Valley. Using a confidential informant, officers purchased…

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Two Naturopaths Agree to Pay $32,000 in Civil Penalties For Improper Prescription of Opioids and Controlled Substances

April 25, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash.– Dr. Jacqueline Thomas, N.D., an East Wenatchee-based naturopathic doctor, and Dr. Rebecka Hoppins, an Edmonds-based naturopathic doctor, have each agreed to pay $16,500 to resolve allegations under the Controlled Substances Act that they improperly prescribed controlled substances. The Controlled Substances Act regulates certain drugs deemed to pose a…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 25, 2022

DALLAS, TX – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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Newly Appointed Head of DEA New York Division Reports for Duty

April 25, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – On April 25, 2022, Frank A. Tarentino III reported to the Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division as the Special Agent in Charge. As Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division, he leads nearly 800 people throughout the State of New York and manages…

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Indicted Man Accused of Being Part of Drug Trafficking Organization

April 25, 2022

PHOENIX – Luis Ronaldo Nieblas-Beltran has been indicted on one count Conspiracy, one count Illegally Conducting an enterprise, one count Sale Or Transportation For Sale Of A Narcotic Drug (Fentanyl to wit: powder) In An Amount Over The Statutory Threshold, one count of Possession Of A Narcotic Drug (Fentanyl to…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Trafficking

April 22, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Justin W. Collins, 42, of Galva, Illinois, was sentenced on April 18, 2022, to 15 years’ imprisonment for possession of…

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Seven People Charged in Augusta-Area Drug Trafficking Operation

April 22, 2022

AUGUSTA, GA – Seven people have been indicted on charges related to a major methamphetamine-trafficking organization blamed for at least one overdose death. As described in the newly unsealed indictment in USA v. Wheatley et. al, the investigation in Operation Wheat Fields dates back to early 2018 and includes allegations…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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Mexican Posse Gang Members Sentenced to Federal Prison for Narcotics Trafficking

April 22, 2022

MILWAUKEE – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on April 21, 2022, U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller sentenced two Milwaukee men, both of whom identified as Mexican Posse gang members…

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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 5 Years for Cocaine Conspiracy

April 22, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Karlett Salazar Zagal, 23, a citizen of Mexico living in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today by U.S…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 110 Months for Drug Offense

April 22, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that James J. Goheen III, 39, of Fort Wayne, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady, on…

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DEA Columbia Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Atlanta Division, which includes the state of South Carolina, will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on NEXT Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than…

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DEA Raleigh Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

RALEIGH, NC– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Atlanta Division, which includes the state of North Carolina, will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on NEXT Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than…

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DEA Charlotte Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

CHARLOTTE, NC– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Atlanta Division, which includes the state of North Carolina, will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on NEXT Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than…

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DEA Atlanta Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

ATLANTA, GA– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Atlanta Division will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on NEXT Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. During DEA’s…

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Couple Who Murdered Government Witness Sentenced to Life in Prison

April 21, 2022

OCALA, Fla. – Senior United States District Judge John Antoon II has sentenced David Chappell Fey (57, Belleview) and Shari Lynn Gunter (58, Ocklawaha) to life imprisonment for murdering a government witness. Fey and Gunter were found guilty by a federal jury following a joint trial in December 2021. The…

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Three Men Charged in Conspiracy to Distribute Millions of Fentanyl Pills

April 21, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Patrick Silfrain (40, Winter Garden), aka “Prada,” “Haitian Pat,” Kevin Jean-Gilles (39, Orlando), aka “G,” “Cole,” “Darren Tai,” “Vincent DiPietro,” and Jean Kesnor Choisil (50, Ocoee) with conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or…

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Houston County Pair Indicted for Solicitation of Murder

April 21, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Grapeland man and woman with federal solicitation of murder violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas Eduardo A. Chávez who oversees the Tyler Resident Office. Reynaldo Campos, Jr., 44…

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Houston Man Sentenced for East Texas Drug Trafficking

April 21, 2022

BEAUMONT, TX – A Houston man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Fernando Perez-Gomez, 36, was convicted at trial on…

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Houston County Pair Indicted for Solicitation of Murder

April 21, 2022

TYLER, TX – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Grapeland man and woman with federal solicitation of murder violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Reynaldo…

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Berkeley Duo Charged with Conspiracy to Sell and Sales of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine in the Tenderloin

April 21, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – David Ordonez and Juan Carlos Hernandez-Ordonez appeared in United States District Court today to face federal charges of conspiring to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and of distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M…

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Woonsocket Drug Runner Sentenced to Federal Prison

April 21, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Woonsocket woman who acted as a runner for two men convicted of brokering drug deals and supplying fentanyl and crack cocaine has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Natalie Cassidy, 28, pleaded guilty on…

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Greenville Woman Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Oxycodone Conspiracy

April 21, 2022

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Keowsha Golden, 36, of Greenville, was sentenced to more than 1o years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Evidence presented to the Court showed that Golden obtained prescription paper and then forged physician information to write prescriptions for 30 milligram oxycodone…

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Georgia Fugitive Sentenced to 13 Years for Drug Trafficking

April 21, 2022

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced James Julius Lumpkin, of Sevierville, Tennessee, to 156 months in prison and five years of supervised release for drug trafficking, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. Attorney King is joined in…

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Four Defendants Await Sentencing After Pleading Guilty to Roles in Operation of Industrial-Level Pill Production

April 21, 2022

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Four defendants are awaiting sentencing after admitting they participated in an operation that used pill presses to package and distribute illegal drugs. Albert Bynoe, a/k/a “Chino,” a/k/a “Bossman Chino,” 35, of Decatur, Ga., awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute, and…

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Warren County Man Indicted on Charges Including Machine Gun Possession, Methamphetamine Trafficking

April 21, 2022

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A Warren County man has been indicted on charges including illegally possessing a machine gun and trafficking methamphetamine. Kevin Shawn McGahee, 47, of Stapleton, Ga, is charged in a newly unsealed indictment with Possession with Intent to Distribute Five or More Grams of Methamphetamine; Possession of a…

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President Biden Releases National Drug Control Strategy to Save Lives, Expand Treatment, and Disrupt Trafficking

April 21, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden sent his Administration’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy to Congress at a time when drug overdoses have reached a record high. The Strategy delivers on the call to action in President Biden’s Unity Agenda through a whole-of-government approach to beat the overdose epidemic…

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Federal Indictment Returned Against Former State Correctional Officers for Drug-Related Offenses

April 21, 2022

FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA — A federal grand jury in Florence has returned an indictment in connection with drug-related charges against two former correctional officers with the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). Specifically, Joseph Corey Bailey, Jr., 29, and Xavier Kaseem Capers, 28, both of Ridgeland, were charged with conspiring…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Attempted Cocaine Trafficking

April 21, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., announced that a central Illinois man has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for attempting to traffic cocaine in Chicago. A jury last year convicted Tekoa Q. Tinch…

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Local Santa Rosa Lima Cartel Cell Head Sentenced for Drug Crimes, Money Laundering

April 21, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A local Dallas cell head who worked with the Santa Rosa Lima Drug Cartel and other Mexico-based drug trafficking organizations was sentenced Wednesday to more than 16 years in federal prison, announced Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez Carlos Espinoza Juarez, a 33-year-old Mexican national, pleaded…

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Local Santa Rosa Lima Cartel Cell Head Sentenced for Drug Crimes, Money Laundering

April 21, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A local Dallas cell head who worked with the Santa Rosa Lima Drug Cartel and other Mexico-based drug trafficking organizations was sentenced Wednesday to more than 16 years in federal prison, announced Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez Carlos Espinoza Juarez, a 33-year-old Mexican national, pleaded…

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Meth Trafficking

April 20, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that David Shamont Lindsey, 38, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 12 years in…

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Arizona Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Fentanyl Charges

April 20, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jason Jordan, 36, Mesa, Arizona, was sentenced on April 19, 2022, by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to eight…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 20, 2022

SEATTLE– The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help prevent…

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Hartford Man Charged With Drug And Gun Offenses

April 19, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging TRAEVAUGHNN MORRISON, 26, of Hartford, with…

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Supervisor Of Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

April 19, 2022

BOSTON – A supervisor of a Boston-area drug trafficking organization (DTO) pleaded guilty today to his role in a cocaine and cocaine base (crack cocaine) trafficking conspiracy. Arthur Hodges, 36, formerly of Brighton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. U.S…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 19, 2022

MIAMI – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Man Indicted After Search Warrant Uncovers 317 Pounds of Meth in Home

April 19, 2022

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Camilo Urquiza Sanchez has been indicted on one count conspiracy, one count Illegally conducting an enterprise, and one count possession of a dangerous drug (methamphetamine) for sale. On March 10, 2022, law enforcement served a search warrant at Sanchez’ home…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 19, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl in Bakersfield

April 18, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Jesus Adrian Pena-Gamez, 33, a Mexican national unlawfully residing in Bakersfield, was sentenced today to five years and three months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced…

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Minnesota Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Cocaine Trafficking

April 18, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Lashawn M. Bennett, 50, St. Paul, Minnesota, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 10 years…

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San Fernando Valley Man Who Sold Counterfeit Prescription Pills Containing Fentanyl Admits Causing Overdose Death of U.S. Marine

April 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES – A Sylmar man pleaded guilty this afternoon to two federal drug trafficking offenses, one of which stemmed from a 2020 transaction in which he sold bogus oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that caused a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton to suffer a fatal overdose. Gustavo Jaciel…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 15, 2022

EL PASO – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 15, 2022

CHICAGO – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Trafficking Meth Leads to 8 Years in Prison

April 14, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Columbia, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for methamphetamine trafficking after she received a large package of methamphetamine shipped from California to distribute locally. Cassiopeia Marie Blaise, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to eight years in federal prison…

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Ed Buck Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

April 14, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Edward Buck, a businessman and long-time figure of West Hollywood politics, was sentenced today to 360 months in federal prison for providing fatal doses of methamphetamine to two men who died at his apartment after he injected them with the drug. Buck, 67, was sentenced by United…

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Jury Finds Tulsa Man Guilty of Drug, Gun Charges

April 14, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A cocaine trafficker from Tulsa was convicted at trial of drug and gun charges, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Dallas Field Division. After three days of trial and seven hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Dallas found Roberto Chairez, 33, guilty…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Two Utica Men Plead Guilty to Fentanyl Conspiracy and Firearms Charges

April 14, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Daequon D. Perkins, 25, and Mark W. Baker, 44, both of Utica, New York, pled guilty today for their participation in a fentanyl conspiracy. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, New York State Police Superintendent Kevin…

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Ulster County Dentist Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Acquiring and Obtaining Oxycodone

April 14, 2022

ALBANY, N.Y. – Vivian Letizia, age 63, of Stone Ridge, New York, pled guilty today to acquiring and obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, deception, or subterfuge. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S…

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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Distribute Drugs

April 14, 2022

McAllen, TX – A 47 year-old non-U.S. citizen illegally residing in Donna has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute five kilograms of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B…

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DEA & MPD Issue Public Safety Alert on Mass Overdose Events Across D.C. Metro Area

April 14, 2022

Washington, D.C., — Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Washington Division & the Metropolitan Police Department issued a Public Safety Alert warning residents in the D.C. metropolitan area of the alarming increase in fentanyl-related mass overdose events across the city. The Public Safety Alert seeks to raise public awareness of…

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Boston Man Sentenced For Role In Wide-Ranging Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

April 14, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a wide-ranging cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Luis Mejia Guerrero, 61, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 37 months in prison and two years of supervised release. On Dec. 6…

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Principal Supplier And Drug Distributor Of Two Boston-Area Cocaine Trafficking Rings Pleads Guilty

April 14, 2022

BOSTON – The main supplier and drug distributor of two Boston-area drug trafficking organizations (DTO) pleaded guilty yesterday to cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Kenji Drayton, 41, of Boston, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute…

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Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced To More Than 8 Years In Federal Prison

April 14, 2022

Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PEDRO RIVERA, 50, last residing in St. Cloud, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 100 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking…

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Fort Stockton Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm and Drug Charges

April 13, 2022

ALPINE – A Fort Stockton man pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing methamphetamine. According to court records, on December 5, 2021, Tristian William Zly, 27, was observed in a heated argument with a female inside his vehicle while parked outside a residence…

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Man Involved in Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Prison

April 13, 2022

PHOENIX, AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Vidal Sillas-Burgos, aka Guero, was sentenced to prison on April 7 for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization. On June 21, 2021, police concluded an 18-month-long investigation involving Sillas-Burgos. Sillas-Burgos was responsible for directing individuals in the transportation and distribution of…

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Waterbury Heroin Distributor Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison

April 13, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEON COUNCIL, 44, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin. According to…

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Buffalo Man Going to Prison for 10 Years for Selling Fentanyl that Led to a Death

April 12, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Octavio Cruz, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, butyryl fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremiah…

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Atlantic County Man Admits Role in Drug Distribution Scheme

April 12, 2022

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 Philip R. Sellinger announced that an Atlantic County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a drug distribution scheme. Ricardo Clavijo, 40..

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Meth Dealing and Money Laundering Results in 17 Years of Prison

April 11, 2022

BENTON, Ill. – Martin Cooper, 31, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced to 210 months in prison on April 7, 2022, for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering. The offenses occurred in St. Clair County and throughout the Southern District of Illinois. Cooper pleaded…

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Operation Engage Spokane: Several Large-Scale Distributors of Counterfeit Pills Charged in Federal Court

April 11, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington, recently launched Operation Engage Spokane, which is a comprehensive community-level approach for addressing the drug epidemic – focusing on fentanyl distribution – through prevention strategies, facilitating conversations, and collaboration…

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Kennewick WA Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Federal Prison

April 11, 2022

YAKIMA, Wash. – Chief U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian has sentenced Jesus B. Zavala-Alvarez, 28, of Kennewick, Washington, to 135 months in federal prison for his role in guarding a stash house, where the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized over 8 pounds of methamphetamine, 64 ounces of liquid methamphetamine and…

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Fairbanks Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

April 11, 2022

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – A Fairbanks man was sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release for distributing counterfeit pills containing fentanyl resulting in the death of another individual. In issuing the sentence, U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline noted that the 21-year-old victim had his…

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Suburban Chicago Man Indicted on Cocaine Trafficking, Illegal Gun Possession Charges

April 11, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois, announced that a federal grand jury has indicted a suburban Chicago man for allegedly trafficking cocaine and illegally possessing a loaded handgun. An…

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Jamestown Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

April 11, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Antasia Babcock, 28, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl; 50 grams or more of…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 420 Months for Gun, Drug Offenses

April 11, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Torrence Larry, 44, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced on April 8, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Meth, Cocaine Trafficking

April 11, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Saul Leal, 25, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced, on April 8, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge…

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Two Leaders of Violent Puerto Rico Drug Cartel Convicted at Trial

April 08, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the conviction of Julio Marquez-Alejandro, a/k/a “Chino,” and Luis Blondet for racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, murder while engaged in a drug crime, and murder through the use of…

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Upland Man Arrested on Indictment Alleging He Distributed Fentanyl to Victim Who Soon Afterward Died from Overdose

April 08, 2022

LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County man was arrested today on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges he sold fentanyl to a woman last year who soon afterward suffered a fatal overdose from the powerful synthetic opioid. John Biagianti, 31, of Upland, was arrested this morning at his…

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Georgia Cocaine Trafficker and Money Launderer Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

April 08, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell handed down a 30-year sentence to the leader of a drug and money laundering organization operating across the Carolinas, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to the prison term imposed, U.S…

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Gang Member Involved In Bridgeport Courthouse Shooting Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Prison

April 08, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – LAHEEM JONES, also known as “Heemie,” 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 190 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in gang-related drug trafficking and violence, including a shooting in…

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Lawrence Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Trafficking

April 08, 2022

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl. Fabio Yunior Moreta Borge, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 57 months in prison and two years of supervised release. On Oct. 7, 2021, Moreta…

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North Providence Man Admits to Wire Fraud, Theft of Government Funds

April 08, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A North Providence man who lives and works in Rhode Island today admitted that he filed COVID-relief unemployment applications in at least two other states, collecting more than $20,000 in benefits he was not entitled to receive, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha and Rhode Island…

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Providence Man Sentenced to Federal Prison on Firearm, Transportation of Stolen Property Charges

April 08, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Providence man who admitted to being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and with participating in a conspiracy to transport stolen recreation vehicles into Rhode Island was sentenced on Wednesday to thirty-seven months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. On…

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Dominican National Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking, Firearm, Illegal Reentry

April 08, 2022

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Dominican national living in Providence faces sentencing in U.S. District Court and deportation proceedings after pleading guilty today to drug trafficking, firearm, and illegal reentry charges, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Stevens Morales-Rivera, 46, who previously identified himself using several aliases, pleaded guilty to…

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Convicted Felon Going to Prison on Methamphetamine Charge Involving a Death

April 07, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. –U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jason Yelder, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to serve 135 months in prison and eight years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J…

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Phoenix Man Charged After 150,000 Suspected Fentanyl Pills & Other Drugs Seized from Apartment

April 07, 2022

PHOENIX – Jesus Osvaldo Aguilar Rosas, 20, of Phoenix, Arizona, was charged by criminal complaint with four counts of possession of controlled substances for distribution. Aguilar was arrested on April 5 and had his initial appearance in federal court today. The complaint alleges four violations of United States law related…

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Repeat Offenders Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Meth

April 07, 2022

MACON, Ga. – Two co-defendants with criminal histories who attempted to out-run deputies during an evening high-speed motorcycle chase with nearly three kilograms of methamphetamine in their possession—resulting in injuries to three law enforcement officers—have been sentenced to federal prison for distribution. John Terrell Johnson, 34, of Jackson, Georgia, was…

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DEA and Kansas Law Enforcement Partners Join Together to Find Drug Traffickers behind Overdoses

April 07, 2022

TOPEKA, Kans. – The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division announced today an intelligence data-driven operation with local law enforcement partners in northeast Kansas to address the alarming increase in overdose events caused by counterfeit pills with fentanyl. Statistics collected about overdoses and overdose deaths in the region indicated shortcomings…

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearms

April 07, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that REYS ALFREDO VASQUEZ, 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 42 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms…

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Putnam Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Firearm Offense

April 06, 2022

PUTNAM, Conn. – Leonard C. Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Nicholas Schneider, 32, of Putnam, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam in New Haven, Connecticut, to six months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for a…

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Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Overdose Death

April 06, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Xavier Robledo was sentenced in federal court today to 96 months in prison for distributing fentanyl that caused overdoses in two people and killed one, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon and United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds. The sentence…

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DEA Warns of Increase in Mass-Overdose Events Involving Deadly Fentanyl

April 06, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration sent a letter to federal, state, and local law enforcement partners warning of a nationwide spike in fentanyl-related mass-overdose events. Administrator Anne Milgram outlined the current threat and offered DEA support to law enforcement officers responding to these tragic incidents. “Fentanyl is killing..

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A Third Corpus Christi Rapper Pleads Guilty in Drug Scheme

April 05, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A third individual has admitted his guilt in a large-scale narcotics distribution operation involving multiple properties throughout Corpus Christi, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Javon Hicks aka “Drank Nitti Kasino,” 40…

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Prisma Health Midlands to Pay $1 Million to Resolve Alleged Controlled Substance Act Violations

April 05, 2022

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — Prisma Health Midlands (“Prisma”) has agreed to pay a record $1 million to resolve allegations that it committed recordkeeping and dispensing violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). These requirements are designed to prevent the diversion of controlled substances. This civil settlement includes a memorandum of…

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Cartel Traffickers Sentenced For Multi-kilogram Drug Conspiracy

April 04, 2022

LAREDO, TX – A total of 10 Mexican nationals and associates of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion have been ordered to federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy involving the importation of crystal meth, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux…

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Providence Man Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Federal Prison on Drug and Firearm Charges

April 04, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Providence man previously convicted and incarcerated on drug trafficking charges today was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison on additional and unrelated drug trafficking and firearm charges brought as the result of a Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation, announced United States Attorney Zachary A…

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Two Idaho Men Enter Guilty Pleas to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

April 02, 2022

POCATELLO – A Murtaugh man and a Pocatello man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Between January 1 and March 24, 2021, Antonio Verduzco-Arreola, 40, of Murtaugh, and Joseph Alexander Huber, 35, of Pocatello, entered into an agreement to distribute controlled substances in the Pocatello area. On…

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Oakland Resident Charged with Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Sales in Tenderloin

April 01, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Jose Alvarado appeared in United States District Court today to face federal charges for the distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon. According to allegations…

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Chicago Man Sentenced to 2 Years for Attempting to Possess Fentanyl for Distribution

April 01, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Antonio Dillard, 63, Chicago, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to…

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MS-13 Leader Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiring to Commit Multiple Murders

April 01, 2022

GREENBELT, MD – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced El Salvadorian national Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, a/k/a “Reaper,” age 41, of Long Branch, New Jersey today to life in prison for conspiring to participate in La Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal enterprise also known as MS-13 and for conspiracy to…

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Wisconsin Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Federal Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

April 01, 2022

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on March 31, 2022, Luis A. Morales, 41, the former owner of Mr. Taco and Savor Food & Spirits, was…

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Federal Jury Convicts Minnesota Man for Distributing Fentanyl that Caused 11 Overdose Deaths

April 01, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A federal jury found a Hopkins, Minnesota man guilty of distributing controlled substances, including fentanyl, which resulted in the deaths of 11 people and caused serious bodily injury to four people, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. Following a 10-day jury trial, Aaron Rhy Broussard, 31…

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“M30 King of Fresno” and 17 Members of His Drug Trafficking Ring Charged

April 01, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Tatum King announced the results of an investigation into fentanyl-related overdoses in the Fresno area, which resulted in charges against of a total of 18 drug traffickers, charging them with trafficking fentanyl powder, fentanyl..

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Selling Meth, Cocaine, Heroin Results in 33 Years in Prison

March 31, 2022

BENTON, Ill. – Eugene Falls, 42, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on March 31, 2022, to 405 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine; attempted possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of heroin; and money laundering…

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Narcotics Dealer Arrested in Connection with Multiple Overdose Deaths

March 31, 2022

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Tim Foley, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Kirk Imperati, the Acting Sheriff of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, announced today the…

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Narcotics Investigation Leads to Indictment of Six Members of Poly-Drug Distribution Network

March 31, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A drug investigation led by the Western District’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) has resulted in the indictment of six members of a poly-drug trafficking organization (DTO), announced United States Attorney Dena J. King. Brian Mein, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau…

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12 Methamphetamine Traffickers Arrested in Brownfield, Lamesa Drug Bust

March 30, 2022

DALLAS, TX – Twelve alleged drug traffickers were arrested Wednesday in Operation Tormenta De Arena (“Sandstorm”), announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Dallas Field Division During the bust in Lubbock, Brownfield, and Lamesa, DEA agents and their law enforcement partners also seized roughly 27 pounds…

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Liverpool Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Firearm Crimes

March 30, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Dionel Hall, 42, of Liverpool, New York, pled guilty today to possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, and unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent…

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Baxley, Ga., Woman Gets Maximum Sentence for Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

March 30, 2022

BRUNSWICK, GA – An Appling County woman has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Linda Timblin, 48, of Baxley, Ga., was sentenced to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, said David H. Estes…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 112 Months for Meth Trafficking

March 30, 2022

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Christopher P. Shultz, 50, of Monmouth, Illinois, was sentenced on March 29, 2022, to 112 months’ imprisonment, to be…

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Chula Vista Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl-Laced Pills that Caused Overdose Death of 20-Year-Old

March 29, 2022

SAN DIEGO –Jonathan Mefford was sentenced in federal court today to 190 months in prison for selling fentanyl-laced pills that caused the death of a 20-year-old Chula Vista man, identified in court records as J.P., in October of 2018, and for distributing multi-pound level quantities of methamphetamine in Kansas. Mefford…

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DEA Launches Operation Engage Spokane to Target Fentanyl

March 29, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash.–The United States Drug Enforcement Administration is launching Operation Engage in Spokane, Washington. Operation Engage Spokane is a comprehensive community-level approach to address the drug epidemic through prevention strategies, facilitating conversations and collaboration with local partners. The Seattle Field Division’s proposal was one of 11 approved for continued funding…

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Peabody Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Drugs Laced with Fentanyl

March 29, 2022

BOSTON – A Peabody man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to participating in a conspiracy that distributed fentanyl and drugs laced with fentanyl. Francisco Tavarez, a/k/a “Jose,” 25, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to…

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St. Louis Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Providing Information that Led to Murders and Violence

March 28, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey sentenced Charles “Man Man” Thompson to 45 years in prison today. The 35-year-old St. Louis resident pleaded guilty in January 2020 to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine; three counts of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking…

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Las Cruces psychiatrist pleads guilty to unlawfully prescribing opioids

March 28, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Mark Beale, 75, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, pleaded guilty on March 25 in federal court to unlawful dispensing and distributing of a schedule II controlled substance. Beale will remain on conditions of release pending sentencing. A federal grand jury indicted Beale on June 23, 2021. According…

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Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

March 28, 2022

BURLINGTON, Vt.- The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Ramzi Kori, 21, of Burlington, Vermont, was sentenced today to serve three years in prison after his convictions for possession with intent to distribute heroin and for being a felon in possession of a…

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Suburban Chicago Man Convicted of Laundering Drug Proceeds for Mexican Traffickers

March 28, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois, announced that a federal jury has convicted a suburban Chicago man of laundering illegal narcotics proceeds on behalf of drug traffickers in…

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Indiana Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 106 Months in Prison

March 28, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Joseph Blair, Jr., 30 years old, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading…

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Phoenix Man Sentenced for Mailing Meth and Money Laundering

March 25, 2022

BENTON, Ill. – Jose Angulo, 51, of Phoenix, was sentenced on March 24, 2022, to 30 years for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, money laundering, and distribution of methamphetamine. Evidence demonstrated that between 2018 through November of 2019, Angulo was responsible for shipping more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine to the…

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Missouri Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Meth Organization

March 25, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A West Plains, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in Howell, Greene, and Texas counties. Luis Ortiz Rodriguez, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years and 10…

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Two Men Face Federal Drug Charges After Multi-Agency Enforcement Operation at Rutland Motel

March 25, 2022

RUTLAND, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that Daniel Ruiz, 34, of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Joel Ivan Caquias Aviles, 21, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, were arrested Wednesday evening and charged yesterday by criminal complaint with Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances. Both..

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Winooski Woman Charged with Distribution of Methamphetamine

March 25, 2022

WINOOSKI, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that Julie Overfield, 62, of Winooski, Vermont was arrested Wednesday during the execution of a search warrant at her residence. Overfield was charged by criminal complaint with Distribution of Methamphetamine. Overfield is scheduled…

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Four Arrested for Alleged Drug Trafficking in Las Vegas

March 25, 2022

LAS VEGAS – On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Las Vegas District Office, DEA Fresno Resident Office and the Tulare County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program concluded a multiple month-long investigation of a major narcotic trafficking organization with the arrest of four…

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Houston Man Found Guilty for Possessing 100 Kilograms of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

March 25, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that a federal jury returned a guilty verdict on March 23, 2022, against Muhammad Usama, 25, of Houston, for knowingly possessing…

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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 4 Years for Trafficking Meth through Wisconsin

March 25, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin announced that Jose A. Mendoza-Cortez, 32, a citizen of Mexico found in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, was sentenced on March 24, 2022…

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Illinois Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

March 25, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Demarco E. Washington, 43, of Peoria, was sentenced on March 24, 2022, to 12 years in prison, to be…

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Arlington Doctor Sentenced to 12 Years in Pill Mill Case

March 25, 2022

DALLAS, TX- An Arlington physician has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for fraud and drug crimes, announced DEA Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez. In July 2021, a federal jury convicted physician Clinton Battle, 69, of one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one…

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Assassin for Mexican Cartel Sentenced to Life in Prison

March 24, 2022

EL PASO – A Mexican national was sentenced today to life in prison and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine for his role in the Sinaloa Cartel’s operations. According to court documents, Mario Iglesias-Villegas, aka “Dos,” “El 2,” “Delta,” “Parka,” “Grim Reaper,” 37, of Villa Ahumada, became a member of…

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Federal Jury Convicts Buffalo Man of Murder and Causing a Heroin Overdose that Led to a Death

March 24, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. –U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that following a four-week week trial, a federal jury has convicted Donte Walker, a/k/a Slim, 30, of Buffalo, NY, of multiple charges including murder while engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise and narcotics conspiracy, tampering with a witness, discharge of firearms…

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Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Wholesale Quantities Of Cocaine

March 24, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to trafficking cocaine as part of a larger drug trafficking conspiracy. Russell Hankerson, 40 of Boston, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns…

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Chicopee Business Man Sentenced In Cocaine And Heroin Conspiracy Sourced From Mexico

March 24, 2022

BOSTON – A Chicopee businessman and the former owner and operator of TWC Auto Body in Holyoke was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield for his role in a cocaine and heroin conspiracy. Jamil Roman, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to seven months…

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Bridgeport Gang Member Involved In Courthouse Shootings Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

March 24, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn – DIOMIE BLACKWELL, also known as “Yamo,” 25, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 180 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in gang-related shootings, including a shooting in front of a state…

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Head of the Gulf Cartel Jose Alfredo Cardenas-Martinez Indicted

March 24, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Jose Alfredo Cardenas-Martinez aka El Contador has been indicted in the Southern District of Texas on various charges related to his position as the head of the Cardenas family drug trafficking operation known as the Cartel del Golfo, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge…

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Three Texas Residents Sent to Prison for Attempted Meth Distribution

March 24, 2022

LAREDO, TX – Three Texas residents have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions of conspiracy to transport 30.1 kilograms of pure meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Jose Ramon Garcia, 41, and Jorge Armando Lozano, 39, both…

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Siskiyou Man Convicted of Bribery of a Public Official, Conspiracy to Commit Bribery, and Manufacturing More than 100 Marijuana Plants

March 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On March 18, 2022, a federal jury convicted Chi Meng Yang, 36, of Montague, of bribery of a public official, conspiracy to commit bribery, and manufacturing more than 100 marijuana plants, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon…

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Wisconsin Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

March 24, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Saige T. Marten, 29, Boyd, Wisconsin, was sentenced on March 23 by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to eight…

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Operation Chopping Block: Two Alleged Gang Members Indicted for Selling 33 Firearms to Undercover Officer

March 24, 2022

BRONX, N.Y. – Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell, Drug Enforcement Administration New York Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Tim Foley, and Homeland Security Investigations New York Acting Special Agent in Charge Ricky J. Patel today announced that two Bronx men…

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Illinois Meth Dealer Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison

March 24, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Sean E. Ward, 49, of Pekin, Illinois, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison, to be followed by five years…

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Cocaine Trafficking and Gun Crimes

March 24, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy M. O’Shea, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Andre L. McClinton, 50, of Madison, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 108 months in…

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Two Trenton Men Indicted for Fentanyl Conspiracy

March 24, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two Trenton, Missouri, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Grundy County, Mo., and elsewhere. Troy Lee Palmer, 24, and Dallas W. Hughs, 26, were charged in a six-count indictment returned under seal by…

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Phoenix Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Selling Fentanyl that Led to Woman’s Death

March 24, 2022

PHOENIX – Reyes Luis Holguin, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona, agreed this week to pay $6,103 in restitution to the family of a young mother whose life was taken by fentanyl she bought from Holguin in August 2019. In December 2021, U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich sentenced Holguin to 10…

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Six Indicted In Northern New England Fentanyl Trafficking Operation

March 24, 2022

BOSTON – Six individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a fentanyl trafficking operation that spanned across northern New England. Randell Starlin Medina Rodriguez, 26, of Andover, Mass.; Williams Colon Sanchez, 26, or Lawrence, Mass.; Douglas Morris, 31, of Bangor, Maine; Robert Rodriguez Jr., 48…

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : le premier ministre des Îles Vierges britanniques 🇻🇬 arrêté en Floride pour trafic de drogue

Le premier ministre Andrew Fahie, des Îles Vierges britanniques, a été arrêté jeudi en Floride et inculpé pour trafic de drogue et blanchiment d’argent, a annoncé le gouverneur de ce territoire d’Outre-mer du Royaume-Uni

«Il est de mon devoir, en tant que gouverneur, de vous informer que ce matin le premier ministre Andrew Fahie a été arrêté à Miami en raison de poursuites liées à l’importation de stupéfiants et de blanchiment d’argent», a déclaré le gouverneur des îles Vierges, John Rankin dans un communiqué.

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Ce sont des « agents sous couverture » de la DEA, qui devaient lui donner , ainsi qu’à la directrice des services portuaires des Îles Vierges britanniques, Oleanvine Maynard, et au fils de cette dernière,  700.000 dollars en liquide pour les récompenser d’avoir fait passer de la cocaïne depuis la Colombie vers Miami et New York

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Les Iles Vierges britanniques qui comptent environ 35’000 habitants sont situées à l’est de Porto Rico et sont connues pour être l’un des principaux paradis fiscaux de la planète.

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CAP-VERT 🇨🇻 : plus de 5 tonnes de cocaïne saisies sur un bateau de pêche

C’est AfricaNews qui nous apprend que la police capverdienne a saisi avec le concours d’agents américains du DEA plus de cinq tonnes de cocaïne en mer à bord d’un bateau de pêche en provenance du Brésil, ainsi que l’interpellation de cinq Brésiliens et deux Monténégrins.

L’opération a impliqué les services américains de lutte contre la drogue, la Marine américaine, la police fédérale brésilienne ainsi que la National Crime Agency du Royaume-Uni.

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DNRED 🇫🇷 (Direction nationale du renseignement et des enquêtes douanières) : un peu de précisions sur ce service de renseignement

C’est un service à compétence nationale rattaché à la Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects qui est chargée de mettre en œuvre, sur l’ensemble du territoire, la politique du renseignement, des contrôles et de la lutte contre la délinquance douanière organisée.

Service de constatation douanière de premier plan visant le haut spectre, la DNRED est également un service de renseignement du premier cercle.

Elle constitue à cet égard une direction originale, forte de sa double culture, dotée de pouvoirs et de moyens d’actions puissants et variés, intervenant dans plusieurs cadres légaux, en constante évolution. Elle doit faire preuve, à ce titre, d’une capacité d’adaptation permanente pour relever les nombreux défis juridiques soulevés à la fois par ses activités opérationnelles classiques de service douanier et son rôle de service du renseignement.

Le droit douanier a connu de fortes évolutions au cours des dernières années marquées par l’élargissement des pouvoirs d’enquête dévolus aux agents des douanes, notamment aux agents de la DNRED et le renforcement de l’encadrement de la mise en œuvre de ces pouvoirs, conditionnée par l’information préalable ou l’autorisation de l’autorité judiciaire.

Le code des douanes permet désormais aux agents de la DNRED, sous le contrôle de l’autorité judiciaire et sous couvert d’habilitations spéciales, de déployer des techniques spéciales d’enquêtes particulièrement utiles en matière de lutte contre la criminalité organisée : livraisons surveillées, infiltrations, surveillances transfrontalières, enquête sous pseudonyme sur le web et le darkweb, coup d’achat, géolocalisation des véhicules et des téléphones, « ouverture-frontière », substitution à l’opérateur de fret postal pour la livraison des colis contenant des marchandises de fraude. Tout au long de l’enquête douanière, les agents doivent anticiper la possible judiciarisation de leurs dossiers, en approchant au plus près d’une procédure purgée de tout risque de nullité et en déployant une stratégie compatible avec les poursuites décidées par l’autorité judiciaire.

Douanier avant tout, l’agent de la DNRED doit donc parfaitement maîtriser les outils juridiques à sa disposition et leur cadre d’utilisation, au code des douanes. Mais l’agent de la DNRED est également un agent appartenant à la communauté du renseignement du premier cercle, ce qui lui confère des obligations, des droits et des pouvoirs.

Issu de la loi du 24 juillet 2015, le droit du renseignement est l’aboutissement d’un long processus de légalisation de ces activités qui a eu la vertu de donner aux services, dont les actions étaient non pas illégales mais plutôt a-légales, une assise juridique et des garanties nécessaires. Ce droit leur permet de mettre en œuvre des techniques de renseignement particulièrement intrusives, sur autorisation du Premier ministre après avis de la commission nationale de contrôle des techniques de renseignement (CNCTR).

Depuis 2015, de nombreux textes sont venus compléter ou modifier ce nouveau cadre, dont la loi relative à la prévention d’actes de terrorisme et au renseignement du 30 juillet 2021. Prenant en compte les évolutions technologiques et les jurisprudences européennes et nationales (arrêt CJUE du 6 octobre 2020 dans l’affaire « Quadrature du Net », dans la continuité de l’arrêt CJUE du 21 décembre 2016 dit « Télé2 Sverige » ; Conseil d’État, Assemblée, 21 avril 2021), cette loi crée ou pérennise des techniques de renseignement (interception des communications satellitaires ; utilisation d’algorithme), renforce le contrôle de la CNCTR en donnant à son avis un caractère contraignant, encadre les échanges entre services de renseignement.

Au-delà de ces cadres juridiques propres au métier de la DNRED, les activités de la direction sont soumises à des réglementations de droit commun, telle que la protection des données personnelles ou la commande publique, dans le cadre desquelles les spécificités d’un service d’enquête et de renseignement doivent être prises en compte.


Jusqu’en fin d’année 2021, le conseil et l’expertise juridiques étaient assurés par une magistrate, de l’ordre judiciaire, et par l’agence de poursuites, chargée d’assurer le traitement contentieux et judiciaire des affaires réalisées par les directions d’investigations de la DNRED.

Afin de faire face aux enjeux actuels, mais également d’anticiper et de mesurer l’impact des évolutions normatives sur l’organisation et le fonctionnement de la DNRED, il a été décidé de renforcer la fonction juridique de la direction par le recrutement de deux nouvelles conseillères juridiques, l’une spécialisée sur toutes les questions relatives au renseignement et au droit public général, l’autre en charge de veiller à la sécurisation des investigations.

Conjugué à une protection maximale des agents dans l’exercice de leurs missions, le renforcement de la fonction juridique au sein de la DNRED permet ainsi d’articuler de la meilleure manière possible l’ensemble des capacités d’action des services de la direction, du recueil et de l’exploitation du renseignement jusqu’à la phase opérationnelle, de garantir l’efficacité de l’action de la DNRED dans la lutte contre la criminalité organisée et d’optimiser la réponse pénale de l’autorité judiciaire.

Depuis avril 2021, c’est Florian Colas qui est le directeur

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Le 23 mars 2022, France Culture, dans l’émission « LES PIEDS SUR TERRE » a laissé la parole à Marc Fievet, AKA « NS 55 DNRED » , qualifié de spectre du service de la DNRED, par Emmanuel Fansten dans un article de Libération

Marc Fievet en 1987 à Gibraltar à bord du M/Y Astéride

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HONDURAS 🇭🇳 : un juge de la Cour suprême a accepté mercredi la demande américaine d’extradition de l’ex-président Hernandez, accusé de trafic de drogue

L’ex-président Juan Orlando Hernandez (c) entouré par des policiers après son arrestation, le 15 février 20223 à Tegucigalpa, au Honduras
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C’est FRANCE 24 qui nous rapporte que selon les procureurs américains en charge du dossier à New York, l’ancien chef de l’État du Honduras a reçu des millions de dollars de diverses organisations de trafiquants de drogue du Honduras, du Mexique et d’autres pays.

En échange de ces pots-de-vin, Juan Orlando Hernandez a « protégé les narcotrafiquants des enquêtes, (évitant leur) arrestation et leur extradition », assurent les autorités américaines.

En 2013, »Hernández a accepté environ un million de dollars du narcotrafiquant Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias El Chapo », ajoutent-elles.

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« Le juge d’extradition de première instance décide (d’)accepter la demande d’extradition présentée par le tribunal du District Sud de New York concernant l’ex-président de la République Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado« , a annoncé la CSJ.  

Cette décision est susceptible d’appel dans les trois prochains jours, a indiqué un porte-parole du pouvoir judiciaire, Melvin Duarte. Dans ce cas, ce serait la Cour Suprême siégeant en session plénière qui aurait le dernier mot. 

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières ‘narconews’ au 11 mars 2022

Man Charged in Sales of Two Guns and Thousands of Counterfeit Pills Containing Fentanyl in Hell’s Kitchen

March 11, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – A Manhattan man was arrested for sales of two guns and thousands of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl following a long-term undercover investigation. At the time of his arrest, Aaron Sanchez was allegedly carrying a dog toy stuffed with 1,000 counterfeit pills. Bridget G. Brennan, New…

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Member of Brockton-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

March 11, 2022

BOSTON – The member of a violent Brockton-based drug trafficking organization (DTO) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. Lutherson Bonheur, a/k/a “Boogs,” 29, of Brockton, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young to 19 years in…

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Citizen of the Dominican Republic Sentenced to 5 years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl

March 11, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL JIMENEZ DE LA CRUZ, 36, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing in Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment for…

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Mexican National Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine in Tehama County

March 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Maria Cervantes-Echevarria, 35, a Mexican national living in Los Molinos, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley, to eight years and nine months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge…

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Iowa Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Meth Trafficking

March 10, 2022

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Todd Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Michael James Grommet, 37, of Marshalltown, Iowa, was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment on March 9, 2022, to…

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Boise Woman Sentenced to 6.5 Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

March 10, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Boise woman was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. According to court records, Miranda Lee Stogsdill, 41, sold 108 grams of methamphetamine on April 1, 2021, and later sold 111 grams of methamphetamine on April 15, 2021. Both sales were for…

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Law Enforcement Operation Results in 25 Arrests for Drug-trafficking Conspiracy, Illegal Firearms

March 10, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An investigation into an armed and violent drug-trafficking organization led to the arrests of 25 Kansas City, Missouri, area residents this week in an operation that involved more than 200 law enforcement officers from multiple local and federal agencies. “This operation removed a large number of…

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Tallahassee Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking Charges

March 10, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal jury in Tallahassee convicted Lamar Anthony Dukes, 36, of Tallahassee, Florida of distributing methamphetamine and fentanyl and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine. The guilty verdict, returned on March 8, 2022, at the conclusion of a two-day trial, was announced by Jason R…

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Three Wisconsin Residents Charged with Drug Crimes

March 10, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin announced that three Marathon County residents have been charged with methamphetamine trafficking. Victor Pennington, 26, and Lucas Ellwart, 28, both of Wausau…

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Six Indicted for Illegal Firearms Possession, Drugs

March 10, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA – Six defendants face federal charges including drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms after separate indictments by a grand jury in the Southern District of Georgia, while recent actions in U.S. District Court include guilty pleas and criminal sentences related to illegal gun possession. The indicted cases…

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Heroin Dealer Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison

March 09, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Panagoltis Skordalos, age 43, of Baltimore, Maryland to four years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after Skordalos pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The guilty…

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Siblings Sentenced for Selling Drugs Near Elementary School

March 09, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two Corpus Christi residents have been ordered to prison for their involvement in a drug conspiracy, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Jesus Sustaita III, 26, pleaded guilty Nov. 23, 2021, while his sister – Anna…

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Cuban National Sentenced to Over 38 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Other Crimes

March 09, 2022

EL PASO – A Cuban national living in Fort Hancock was sentenced today to 460 months in prison for drugs, firearms and immigration crimes. On July 23, 2021, Gilberto Morales, 57, was found guilty by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to possess 1,000 kilograms or more of…

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East Bay Resident Found Guilty of Attempting to Help Smuggle Cocaine Through Bay Area Airports

March 09, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – A jury found Lemack Bellot guilty of two counts of attempting to aid and abet possession with intent to distribute cocaine in a scheme to smuggle drugs through San Francisco International Airport (SFO), announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Special Agent in Charge…

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Bridgeport Gang Member Sentenced to 40 Years for Murder, Role in Courthouse Shooting and Other Violence

March 09, 2022

Bridgeport, CT – Tyiese Warren, also known as “Loose Screw,” 21, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 480 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for murder and other violent crimes he committed as a member of a…

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Two Plead Guilty in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

March 09, 2022

BOSTON – Two drug traffickers pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. William Velez, 40, of Boston, and Mark Daileanes, 53, of Litchfield, N.H., pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute…

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Pharmacy Owner Convicted of Unlawfully Dispensing 1.5 Million Doses of Controlled Substances

March 08, 2022

Houston-A federal jury in the Southern District of Texas convicted a Texas pharmacy owner yesterday for unlawfully distributing controlled substances and laundering money from his now-shuttered pharmacies. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Clint Carr, 32, of Cypress, co-owned and operated CC Pharmacy in Houston, and CC…

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Barre Couple Charged in Federal Court with Drug and Gun Crimes

March 08, 2022

Barre, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that David Tom, 37, and Tiffany Fisk, 32, who are married and both of Barre, Vermont, were arrested yesterday. A federal grand jury had previously charged Tom with unlawfully possessing a firearm as…

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Man Sentenced to 178 Months for Conspiring to Import Cocaine into the United States

March 08, 2022

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 Philip R. Sellinger announced a United States citizen who had been residing in the Dominican Republic was sentenced today to 178 months in…

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Six Augusta-Area Defendants Indicted on Separate Firearms, Drug Charges

March 08, 2022

AUGUSTA, GA: Three Augusta men face felony gun charges while three others also faces drug trafficking charges as Richmond County law enforcement officials pursue individuals associated with an increase in gang-related violent crime. Federal indictments returned in the March term of the Southern District of Georgia U.S. District Court Grand…

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Lead Defendant Sentenced in Middle Georgia Methamphetamine-Trafficking Conspiracy

March 08, 2022

DUBLIN, GA: The lead defendant in a now-disrupted Laurens County methamphetamine-trafficking ring has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to his leadership role in the conspiracy. David Alex Monroe, 32, of Dexter, Ga., was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with…

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Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to a Decade in Federal Prison

March 08, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. today sentenced a methamphetamine dealer to 120 months in prison, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Christian Allen Garcia, 30, of West Covina, California, was also ordered to serve five years of supervised…

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Baltimore Fentanyl Dealer Admits to Selling Narcotics to Customers Across Four States

March 07, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – Devin Cunningham, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division…

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San Diego Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Distribution Resulting in Death

March 07, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Perry Edward Davis of San Diego was sentenced in federal court today to 20 years in prison for distributing the fentanyl that resulted in the death of Joshua Chambers, a 25-year-old husband and father of two young children from El Cajon. Davis was convicted by a federal…

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Darknet Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

March 07, 2022

Seattle – 28-year-0ld Nicholas Partlow of Issaquah, Washington, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to drug and gun charges, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Partlow admits selling drugs on the darknet more than 400 times as part of a conspiracy with the operators of darknet marketplaces and…

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Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to 27 Years in Federal Prison

March 07, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. –Victor Manuel Hernandez (22, Wimauma) was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for a narcotics conspiracy involving methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, as well as for being a felon in possession of multiple firearms. Hernandez had pleaded guilty on July 27, 2021. According to court documents, between on…

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California Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Four Kilos of Meth Aboard Bus

March 07, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Desert Hot Springs, California, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to smuggling more than four kilograms of methamphetamine from Los Angeles, Calif., to Indianapolis, Indiana aboard a bus traveling through Kansas City, Missouri. Gary A. Aquerrebere, 63, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg…

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DEA Launches Second Year of Operation Engage

March 07, 2022

DETROIT – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration is launching its second year of Operation Engage, a comprehensive community-level approach to address the drug epidemic through prevention strategies, facilitating conversations and collaboration with local partners. The Detroit Field Division’s proposal was one of 11 approved for continued funding for 2022…

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Two Horry County Men Receive Multi-Year Sentences For Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

March 07, 2022

FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Scorpio Teriell Tisdale, 28, of Gallivants Ferry, and Michael Keith McKenith, 32, of Aynor, were sentenced to 10 years and seven years respectively after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Evidence presented to the Court showed that both men…

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Bridgeport Gang Member Sentenced to more than 17 Years in Prison for Role in Courthouse Shooting

March 07, 2022

NEW HAVEN, CT. – Marquis Isreal, also known as “Garf” or “Gbaby,” 25, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 210 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for racketeering offenses related to his participation in a gang-related shooting in…

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Eugene Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Overdose Death of University of Oregon Student

March 05, 2022

EUGENE, Ore.—A Eugene man was sentenced to federal prison today for supplying a University of Oregon student with fentanyl-laced counterfeit Oxycodone pills that caused the student’s overdose death. Micaiah Wendell Ray Hill, 21, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison and 3 years’ supervised release. According to court documents…

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Former Nurse at Danville Hospital Sentenced for Tampering with Prescription Opioid Drugs, Making False Statements

March 04, 2022

DANVILLE, Va. – A former registered nurse working at Sovah Health-Danville was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison for tampering with consumer products (fentanyl and hydromorphone) and making false statements. Emilee Kathryn Poteat, 31, pleaded guilty in May 2021 to one count of tampering with consumer products (fentanyl…

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Alexandria Man Sentenced for Armed Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

March 04, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Alexandria man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for conspiracy, possession, and distribution of fentanyl and Eutylone, and being a felon in possession of a firearm during drug trafficking. According to court documents, from in or around June 2020, through at least December 2020…

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Trafficker of Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, and Marijuana Sentenced to Federal Prison

March 04, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. –Raymond Malara (38, Tampa) was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana. The Court also ordered Malara to forfeit $ 37,820, which is traceable to proceeds of the offense. Malara had pleaded guilty on August 3, 2021. According to court documents, between…

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Drug Trafficker Who Distributed Narcotics While on State Bond Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

March 04, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. –Jarran Riley (37, Clearwater) was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for distributing narcotics. Riley had pleaded guilty on December 9, 2021. According to court documents, on June 5, 2019, at approximately 10:30 p.m., detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dunedin Cove Motel…

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DEA Chicago Suspends Registration Number of Suburban Chicago Physician

March 04, 2022

CHICAGO – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – Chicago Division, announced that on March 3, 2022, DEA Chicago Diversion Investigators served an Immediate Suspension Order on Faris Abusharif, M.D., for allegedly committing acts that render the continued use of his DEA Registration inconsistent…

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Fentanyl Kingpin Sentenced to Life Sentence

March 04, 2022

ST. LOUIS – Gerald Hunter, 56, of Los Angeles, appeared today before U.S. District Judge John A. Ross and was sentenced to life in federal prison. Hunter was convicted of conspiracy to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 168 Months for Meth Trafficking

March 04, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that George W. Fowler, Jr., 33 years old, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jon…

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Brian S. Besser Named Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division

March 04, 2022

DENVER – Administrator Anne Milgram has named Brian Besser as the Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division. Besser most recently served as the Interim Assistant Administrator over the Diversion Control Division at DEA headquarters in Washington. As the Special Agent in Charge, Besser will lead a staff…

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Danville Man Sentenced for Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

March 03, 2022

DANVILLE, Va. – A Danville man, who was part of a conspiracy that distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Danville area in 2018, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in federal prison. Steven Ray Dove, 43, pleaded guilty in October 2020 to one count of conspiracy to…

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Member of International Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced

March 03, 2022

NORFOLK, Va. – A Kennewick, Washington, man was sentenced today to 145 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and distribution of cocaine. According to court documents, Juan Gabriel Rodriguez-Preciado, 44, facilitated the trafficking of kilogram quantities of cocaine between a Mexican cartel…

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Mexican Cartel Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Violating RICO Statute

March 03, 2022

EL PASO – A Mexican national was sentenced today to life in prison for his role in the Sinaloa Cartel’s narcotics distribution operations. According to court documents, Arturo Shows Urquidi, aka “Chous,” 50, of Juarez, was a former Chihuahua State police officer and a long-time member of the Sinaloa Cartel…

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Deming man appears in federal court for child pornography charges

March 03, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jeffery Dean Biddle, 41, of Deming, New Mexico, made an initial appearance in federal court on March 2 facing charges of production and attempted production of child pornography, receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography, and enticement and attempted enticement. Biddle will remain in custody pending a…

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Russellville Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Meth Trafficking

March 03, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Russellville, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing more than a kilogram of methamphetamine. William Austin Lee Crabtree, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 24, 2021, Crabtree pleaded guilty…

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New Haven Man Charged with Federal Drug and Gun Offenses

March 03, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Maurice Menafee, also known as “Mo,” 32, of New Haven, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with drug and firearm offenses. Menafee appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert…

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Leader of Wholesale Drug Distribution Network, Shipping Drugs Across Country & Laundering Millions, Sentenced

March 02, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va., – A Los Angeles man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for leading a conspiracy involving the distribution of wholesale quantities of synthetic cannabinoids—commonly known as “spice” or “K2”—and laundering millions of dollars in the proceeds of the sale of that spice. According to court documents…

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New Mexico Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Meth and Firearm Charges

March 02, 2022

PECOS – Yesterday, a New Mexico man was sentenced to 240 months in prison for importing and possessing methamphetamine and 60 months in prison for a firearm charge. According to court documents, Jarod Richard Melancon, 38, was arrested on May 5, 2021, after a federal search warrant was executed on…

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Dozens Arrested in 105 Count Narcotics Indictment

March 02, 2022

HOUSTON, TX– A total of 50 people are now in custody following one of the largest major law enforcement operations in South Texas in recent years, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery The crimes allegedly involve…

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Los olvidos de EU 🇺🇸 : droga y cárteles por consumidores

En la lógica del control autoritario de la narrativa del poder, el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha definido una estrategia de presión sobre México para obligarlo a combatir a cárteles del narcotráfico sur del río Bravo, pero sin reconocer qué el problema tiene dos explicaciones estadounidenses:

1.- La demanda de droga por parte de los adictos estadounidenses –10% oficial y 60% extraoficial– determina la dinámica de la producción y el tráfico.

2.- Y el 80% de los Estados estadounidenses tiene presencia solida y autónoma de los nueve cárteles del narcotráfico.

En este contexto las recientes presiones de la Casa Blanca sobre México para obligarlo a asumir el enfoque estadounidense de lucha contra cárteles y capos no solo es unilateral porque nada hace el gobierno americano para combatir a las células del narco dentro de su propio territorio, sino que en realidad representa un instrumento de presión geopolítica para subordinar al gobierno mexicano a la política exterior militarista y bélica de Estados Unidos ahora en zona rusa de Asia.

Desde el 2005, la agencia antidrogas estadounidense (DEA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha registrado la presencia creciente de los nueve principales cárteles mexicanos en la producción, contrabando, distribución dentro de EU y control del mercado al menudeo de venta de drogas en las calles, sin que existan decisiones u operativos locales para combatir a esos grupos que se han instalado en 45 Estados estadounidenses con la complicidad o la apatía de autoridades locales.

Este dato aporta elementos suficientes para señalar que existe una corresponsabilidad jurídica y moral del gobierno de Estados Unidos con los cárteles mexicanos que operan la droga y que han provocado cifras anuales de 100,000 estadounidenses muertos por el abuso de la droga mortal del fentanilo que produce el Cártel de Sinaloa, apuntado como la principal organización del narco dentro de Estados Unidos.

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ETATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA): toutes les dernières narco-news au 2 mars 2022

March 02, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – An indictment filed in Manhattan Supreme Court charges two men in connection with a kidnapping and assault that allegedly occurred on January 31, 2022 in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx. An investigation revealed that the alleged incident stemmed from a theft of narcotics that…

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Indianapolis Felon Serving Community Correction Sentence Indicted for New Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

March 02, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers for the Southern District of Indiana announced that a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Indiana returned an indictment late yesterday charging Dreshaun Carter, 25, of Indianapolis, with…

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DEA Administrator names Greg Millard as SAC of the El Paso Division

March 02, 2022

EL PASO – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Division has a new Special Agent in Charge (SAC). On Friday Feb. 18, 2022, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram named Greg Millard as the new SAC of the El Paso Division, which serves New Mexico and West Texas. Millard came to El…

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St. Louis Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Meth and Gun Offenses

March 01, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Deandre Young, 43, of St. Louis, was sentenced today to 96 months imprisonment in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois. Young plead guilty on Oct. 7, 2021, to one count of aiding and abetting a co-defendant’s possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one…

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Springfield Man Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

March 01, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today after law enforcement officers seized more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from his residence. Walter M. Terrell, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 13 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept…

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Bronx Man Indicted as a Major Trafficker Following Seizure of 110 Pounds of Cocaine from Tractor-Trailer in Virginia

March 01, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – An indictment filed in Manhattan Supreme Court by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor charges Jose DelaCruz with Operating as a Major Trafficker, Conspiracy in the Second Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First and Third Degrees, following the seizure of…

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Prison Sentence for Final Defendant Wraps up Prosecution of Middle Georgia Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

March 01, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA: With a sentence handed down in U.S. District Court, the final defendant in a drug trafficking conspiracy joins more than two dozen people sent to prison for distributing methamphetamine and cocaine in middle Georgia. Donnie Edmonds, a/k/a “Hotboy,” 37, of Vidalia, Ga., was sentenced to 151 months in…

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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty in Case Involving Overdose Death

February 28, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge John A. Ross accepted a plea of guilty from Markquis Bryant Feb. 28 for the crime of distribution of a controlled substance related to an overdose death. Judge Ross set sentencing for June 14, 2022. According to the plea agreement, Bryant knowingly and…

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DEA Launches Second Year of Operation Engage

February 28, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration is launching its second year of Operation Engage, a comprehensive community-level approach to address the drug epidemic through prevention strategies, facilitating conversations and collaboration with local partners. The Philadelphia Field Division’s proposal was one of 11 approved for continued funding for 2022…

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Illinois Ice Meth Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison

February 25, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Thomas A. Wright, 44, from Pekin, Illinois, was sentenced on Feb. 22, 2022, to 25 years’ imprisonment, to…

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Georgia Man Convicted of Trafficking Methamphetamine

February 25, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal jury in Statesville has convicted Da Lee, 37, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, of trafficking methamphetamine and marijuana in Western North Carolina, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to filed court documents, trial evidence, and witness testimony, from 2018…

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Supplier of Drug of Drug Ring Operating in Asheville Sentenced to 25+ Years in Prison

February 25, 2022

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Rodney Dejuan Allison, 46, of Asheville, was sentenced in federal court late yesterday to 310 months in prison and eight years of supervised release on drug conspiracy charges, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. On April 2, 2019, a federal…

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Six Arrested in Multi-Jurisdictional Fentanyl Takedown

February 25, 2022

BOSTON – Six individuals from Maine and Massachusetts were arrested yesterday in connection with their roles in an alleged fentanyl trafficking organization with activity that spanned across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Randell Starlin Medina Rodriguez, 26, of Andover; Williams Colon Sanchez, 26, of Lawrence; Douglas Morris, 31, of Bangor…

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Crystal Meth Trafficker Sentenced 5 Years in Federal Prison

February 25, 2022

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ALEJANDRO CASTILLO, 42, a citizen of Belize last residing in Los Angeles, California, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised…

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Five Defendants Charged in Drug Conspiracy Operating in Pawley’s Island

February 25, 2022

GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA — A joint team of federal and local law enforcement officers recently arrested three individuals who have been charged in federal court in connection with a drug trafficking organization that operated in and around Pawley’s Island. Two others charged remain at large. The recently unsealed indictment charges…

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Bowie County Man Indicted for Trafficking Deadly Fentanyl

February 25, 2022

TEXARKANA, TX– A Texarkana man has been indicted for federal drug trafficking and firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Darell Montrell Trotter, 32, was named in an indictment returned by a federal…

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Mexican National Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Drug Smuggling Operation

February 24, 2022

EL PASO – On February 23, a Mexican national was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a large marijuana conspiracy. According to court documents, Victor Gerardo Villegas, aka Victor Gerardo Villegas-Villalva, Gera, 34, of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, was a member of the Gente Nueva de…

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Raleigh Police Officer Arrested for Cocaine Distribution While on Duty

February 24, 2022

A Raleigh Police Officer had his initial appearance today on charges of distributing cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was arrested yesterday on these charges. According to court documents, Keven Rodriguez, 33, a Field Operations Division Officer with the Raleigh Police Department…

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South Texas Man Admits to Smuggling Cocaine on Passenger Bus

February 24, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 21-year-old Hidalgo County man has pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute 4.5 kilograms of cocaine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Today, Matthew Ethan Joseph Castillo admitted he knowingly attempted to smuggle…

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Man Indicted for Trafficking Over 220 Pounds of Methamphetamine

February 24, 2022

PHOENIX – Jose Eleno Luna-Arellanes aka Carlos Luna Arellanes has been indicted on one count Conspiracy, one count of Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, and one count of Sale or Transportation for Sale of Dangerous Drugs (methamphetamine). According to the indictment, Luna-Arellanes is accused of being part of a drug trafficking…

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Aransas Man Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

February 23, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 60-year-old man has been ordered to prison following his convictions of conspiracy to distribute more than five grams of meth and possession with intent to distribute 27 grams of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and…

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Reading Man Sentenced for Role in Meth Trafficking Conspiracy

February 23, 2022

BOSTON – A Reading man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a conspiracy to distribute meth in and around the Boston area. Aaron Smith, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to one year and one day in…

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Four Men Charged After DEA & Phoenix Police Seize Large Quantities of Fake Pills & Methamphetamine

February 23, 2022

PHOENIX – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Phoenix Police Department Mountain View Precinct Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) have arrested four subjects who were involved in the distribution large quantities of fake M30 pills, fentanyl powder, methamphetamine and heroin in the greater Phoenix area. The investigation into the drug…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Trafficking

February 23, 2022

HAMMOND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Juan O. Barradas-De La Paz, 26, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon…

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Arizona Prison Inmate Charged with Brokering Sale of Fentanyl and Meth in Illinois

February 19, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois announced that an inmate in a state prison in Arizona has been charged with federal drug offenses for allegedly brokering the sale of…

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Crystal Meth Dealer Sentenced to 5 years

February 18, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Demarko Hines, 50, of Cahokia Heights, Illinois, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for distributing crystal methamphetamine. Hines will also serve a four-year term of supervised release following his release from federal prison. On Feb. 23, 2021, a federal grand jury indicted…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Possession of Meth with Intent to Distribute

February 18, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that a Daniel S. Ward, 54, of Taylorville, Illinois, was sentenced on Feb. 10, 2022, to four years in prison, to be…

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Caldwell Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

February 18, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Caldwell man was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. According to court records, Travis Rouse, 53, of Caldwell, aided and abetted his co-defendant in transporting methamphetamine from Mexico to Idaho prior to his arrest on February 19…

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Guatemalan National is Extradited on International Cocaine Trafficking and Maritime Smuggling Charges

February 17, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Suspected drug trafficker Rafael Orlando Ramirez Barillas, a Guatemalan national who was extradited to the United States from Guatemala on Thursday, February 10, 2022 to face international cocaine trafficking and maritime smuggling charges in the Southern District of California, appeared in federal court today and was ordered…

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Former Angels Communications Director Eric Kay Convicted in Tyler Skaggs Overdose Case

February 17, 2022

Dallas – An ex-employee of the Los Angeles Angles was convicted today in connection with the 2019 overdose death of Angles pitcher Tyler Skaggs, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas/Fort Worth After less than an hour and a half of deliberation, a federal jury found…

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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm and Cocaine Distribution Charges

February 17, 2022

OCALA, Fla. – Jeffrey Walt Boston (45, Orlando) pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and possessing with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine. Boston faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set…

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Former Godfather of Black Stone Gorilla Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering, Narcotics, and Firearms Offenses

February 17, 2022

NEW YORK CITY –Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Acting Special Agent in Charge Timothy Foley, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced that Alexander Arguedas, a/k/a “Reckless,” pled guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman in connection with his role…

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Jefferson County Man Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term for Drug Trafficking

February 17, 2022

BEAUMONT, TX – A Port Arthur man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Troy Reese, 20, pleaded guilty on May…

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Drug Trafficking Leader Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

February 17, 2022

MADISON, WIS. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that David Stone III, 29, St. Paul, Minnesota, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 10 years…

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Two Rhode Island Men Charged In Wide-Ranging Fentanyl Conspiracy

February 17, 2022

BOSTON – Two Rhode Island men have been arrested and charged for their alleged roles in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy that spanned across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Jasdrual Perez, 33, of Cranston, R.I., and Erik Ventura, 33, of Providence, R.I., were charged with one count each of conspiracy…

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DEA Participates in Joint Press Conference with U.S. Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement Partners to Address Violent Crime

February 16, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – Today, in a demonstration of unity, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley joined U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to announce their joint efforts to address the violent crime spike occurring in the City of…

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Eleven Individuals Involved in Osceola County Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Federal Prison

February 16, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. District Judges Paul G. Byron and Carlos E. Mendoza have sentenced 11 members of an Osceola County-based drug trafficking organization (DTO) to federal prison sentences ranging between 15 and 300 months for a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin. One individual was also…

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First Arrests in New York of DEA’s Operation Overdrive

February 16, 2022

NEW YORK CITY –Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Timothy Foley, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, and Keechant L. Sewell, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, announced the unsealing of a…

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Pharmacist Indicted for Tampering with a Controlled Substance

February 16, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned an indictment charging a pharmacist with one count of tampering with a consumer product, one count of possession of tramadol by deception and subterfuge, one count of possession of zolpidem by deception and subterfuge, and one count of…

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Kilogram Cocaine Trafficker Convicted at Trial

February 16, 2022

TAMPA, Fla – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced that a federal jury has found Damian Sierra (43, Port St. Lucie) guilty of possessing 500 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to distribute it. Sierra faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to 40…

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Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over Ten Years in Federal Prison

February 16, 2022

OCALA, Fla. –Tralvaster Epps (34, Ocala) was sentenced to 10 years and 2 months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Epps had pleaded guilty on November 18, 2021. According…

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Pearl District Drug Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison

February 16, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Portland man was sentenced to federal prison today for possessing with intent to distribute large quantities of cocaine from his Pearl District apartment. Antonio Bernal Osorio, Jr., 40, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison. According to court documents, in September 2020, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)…

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Richland Naturopath Agrees to Pay $70,096 for Improper Prescription of Controlled Substances

February 16, 2022

Richland, Wash. – Judith K. Caporiccio, N.D., a Richland-based naturopathic doctor, has agreed to pay $70,096 to resolve allegations under the Controlled Substances Act and the False Claims Act, which allege that she improperly prescribed controlled substances between July 2016 and July 2021. The Controlled Substances Act regulates certain drugs…

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Former Passaic County Man Admits Laundering Drug Proceeds

February 15, 2022

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 Philip R. Selinger announced a former Passaic County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a large international money laundering conspiracy. Gilberto…

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Three Federally Indicted for Indiana and Kentucky Fentanyl Overdoses

February 15, 2022

HENDERSON, Ky. – Michael J. Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky announced that on Feb. 9, 2022, a federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky, returned two indictments charging two men and one…

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La DEA lanza una nueva iniciativa para combatir la violencia relacionada con las drogas y las sobredosis en comunidades de todo el país

February 15, 2022

La Administración para el Control de Drogas (DEA) ha anunciado una nueva iniciativa denominada como “Operation Overdrive”, destinada a combatir los crecientes índices de crímenes violentos relacionados con el trasiego de drogas y las muertes por sobredosis que tanto afectan a nuestras comunidades. Durante el otoño pasado, la DEA puso…

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February 15, 2022

ST. LOUIS – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Operation Overdrive, a new initiative aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Both St. Louis and Kansas City are among the 34 locations across 23 states where DEA efforts will be focused. Operation…

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DOUANE FRANÇAISE 🇫🇷 (Roissy airport) : INFO pour la Direction générale

Marc Fievet, AKA NS 55 de la DNRED, a été lâché, oublié, dans un silence total de la quasi totalité de la hiérarchie et des douaniers tenus au sacro-saint devoir de réserve.

Pire des hauts-fonctionnaires (Madame Elizabeth Melscoet et messieurs Michel Baron, Thomas Charvet et Erwan Guilmin) n’ont pas hésité à arranger le déroulement des faits en n’hésitant pas à faire des fausses déclarations pour sans doute justifier le refus inexplicable de François Auvigne d’intervenir pour que les engagements de hauts fonctionnaires de la Douane venus lui rendre visite au Canada soient respectés.


Ce François Auvigne, énarque, IGF, devenant alors un salaud institutionnel pour l’éternité.


Seuls l’ancien patron de la DNRED J.H. Hoguet et mon traitant Christian Gatard ont témoigné en ma faveur.

Jean Puons, alors D.I de la DNRED en 1998, était intervenu auprès de ce François Auvigne, en vain !


Le manque d’honneur de la Direction générale de la Douane française est une réalité douloureuse pour moi qui n’en ait jamais manqué !

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ETATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières narco-news au 14 février 2022

Career Offender Sentenced

February 11, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. –Jesus Manuel Rodriguez-Castillo (39, Kissimmee) was sentenced to eight years and four months in federal prison for distributing fentanyl-laced heroin. Rodriguez-Castillo had pleaded guilty on October 5, 2021. According to court documents, Rodriguez-Castillo sold approximately 290 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin to a cooperating source and an undercover DEA…

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February 11, 2022

MIAMI – This week, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related…

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Mesa Nurse Practitioner Indicted Over Alleged Illegal Opioid Prescribing Practices

February 10, 2022

PHOENIX – Nurse Practitioner Deborah Ann Cooney, 59 years old, has been indicted on 14 criminal charges related to her alleged illegal opioid prescribing practices at a clinic she operates in Mesa, Arizona. The investigation conducted by the Phoenix Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developed allegations of improper…

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Larry Junior Hillbroom of Hope, Idaho, Sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

February 10, 2022

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – A Hope, Idaho man was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. According to evidence presented in court, in 2015 and 2016, Larry Junior Hillbroom, 37, conspired with others to smuggle methamphetamine through international airports between North Idaho and the Pacific…

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Illinois Dentist Charged with Tampering with Drugs Administered to Patients and Other Crimes

February 10, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Phillip Jensen, DMD, 61, of Rochester, Illinois, on Feb. 1, 2022, charging him…

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Final Defendant in a Harford County Drug Conspiracy

February 09, 2022

Baltimore, Md. – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Tremayne Murphy, age 40, of Harford County, Maryland to six years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. The sentence was announced by Jarod Forget…

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DEA Houston Shuts Down Wholesale Rx Inc. Distribution Operations

February 09, 2022

HOUSTON, TX – Today, Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division diversion investigators served an Immediate Suspension Order (ISO) that immediately suspended the DEA registration held by Wholesale Rx also known as “Tyler Pharmaceuticals” located in Cordova, TN. Wholesale Rx is suspected of diverting controlled substances onto the black market resulting in…

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Former Mexican Federal Police Commander Sentenced to 10 Years’ Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

February 09, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –Earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Ivan Reyes Arzate, a former Mexican Federal Police Officer and Commander of the Mexican Federal Police’s Sensitive Investigative Unit, was sentenced by United States District Judge Brian M. Cogan to 10 years’ imprisonment for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Reyes…

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Key Defendant in Drug Trafficking Network Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Federal Prison

February 09, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA: One of the leaders of a violent Savannah-area drug trafficking network has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison. Kashif Collins, a/k/a “Fat Boy,” 35, of Savannah, was sentenced to 220 months in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and…

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17-Count Indictment Unsealed, 22 Defendants Arrested

February 09, 2022

MACON, Ga. – Arrest warrants were executed today and 22 individuals are facing federal charges resulting from an ongoing methamphetamine trafficking investigation in Milledgeville, Georgia, with ties to metro Atlanta. An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct. All of the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven…

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Federal Charges Filed against St. Louis Woman Linked to Multiple Overdose Deaths

February 09, 2022

ST. LOUIS – On Feb. 8, 2022, federal charges were filed against Chuny Ann Reed, age 46. Reed is accused of distribution of crack cocaine (cocaine base) and fentanyl. These charges were a result of an investigation that began after a series of fatal overdoses that occurred at 4451 Forest…

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Possession

February 08, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – John Cooley, age 20, of Nottingham, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division; United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Assistant Special…

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February 08, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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DEA Washington Commemorates Black History Month

February 08, 2022

Washington, D.C. – As part of a long-standing tradition, the DEA Washington Division will take the month of February to honor the contributions and history of our African American community. National African American History Month is a time to celebrate our rich diversity. It is also a time to reflect…

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February 07, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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Albuquerque Smoke Shop Owner Appears in Court on Firearm and Drug Charges

February 07, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Gabriel Monico Guevara, 40, of Albuquerque, made an initial appearance in federal court today, facing charges of possessing firearms during, in relation to or in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Guevara will remain in custody pending a preliminary and…

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DEA Washington Division Launches Operation Overdrive

February 07, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced their new initiative — Operation Overdrive — aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. In January, the DEA Washington Division announced their new data-driven approach to combatting violent crime and overdose deaths…

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February 07, 2022

CHICAGO – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, the DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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February 07, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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February 07, 2022

DALLAS – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence and…

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February 07, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence and…

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February 07, 2022

NEW YORK – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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Idaho Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Drug Distribution Case

February 07, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Gooding, Idaho, man was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. According to court records, beginning in early 2020, law enforcement officers received information that Ruben Robles-Ramos, 49, of Gooding, was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Magic Valley. An…

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Porterville Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Distribution

February 04, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. —Renato Aguilera, 30, of Porterville, California, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon and U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 3, 2020, Aguilera conspired with…

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Bakersfield Resident Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Sell Fentanyl

February 04, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Keisean Rockmore, 27, of Bakersfield, California, pleaded guilty today to possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon and U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, on Jan. 19, 2021, Rockmore drove co-defendant Adrian Rodriguez…

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Four Defendants Plead Guilty to Meth Conspiracy Near Elementary School

February 04, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four defendants have pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a conspiracy that converted large amounts of liquid methamphetamine into crystal methamphetamine at a rented house within 1,000 feet of George Melcher Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri. Jose Vieyra-Lopez, 37, a citizen of…

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Seven Individuals Indicted for Transnational Drug Trafficking

February 03, 2022

BEAUMONT, Texas – A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas has returned an indictment charging seven individuals with various federal violations related to a complex international drug trafficking conspiracy, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney, Brit…

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Buffalo Man Going to Prison for 10 Years for Selling Heroin Linked to the Death of a Hamburg Man

February 03, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge Timothy Foley, New York Division announced that Brennen Bryant, Jr., 29, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine…

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Rochester Man Going to Prison for More than 14 Years for Fentanyl Trafficking and Overdose

February 03, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Timothy Foley, New York Division announced that Robert Dygert, 35, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 40 grams or more of…

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Suburban Chicago Man Arrested After Pill Press and Fentanyl Seized from Residence

February 03, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois announced the arrest of a man on a federal drug charge after law enforcement seized fentanyl and a “pill press” in his suburban Chicago residence…

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Former Corrections Officer Arraigned on Drug Trafficking and Contraband Charges

February 03, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Dennis Dean Garcia, Jr., 34, of Grants, New Mexico, was arraigned in federal court on Feb. 2 on one count each of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams and more of methamphetamine and attempt to provide contraband in prison. Garcia was indicted by a federal grand…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 190 Months for Meth Trafficking

February 03, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Dustin R. Test, 39, from Peoria, Illinois, was sentenced on Jan. 6, 2022, to 15 years and 10 months’ imprisonment…

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North Carolina Pharmacy Agrees to Pay $100,000 Fine

February 03, 2022

DURHAM, N.C. – Aspirar Pharmacy, LLC and Aspirar Pharmacy of Durham, LLC (collectively Aspirar Pharmacy), located in Cary and Durham, North Carolina, respectively, have agreed to pay the United States $100,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act from 2017-2018 by filling prescriptions for a physician who…

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Three Arrested After Distributing Methamphetamine and Fake Pills from Phoenix Auto Dealership

February 03, 2022

PHOENIX – On January 20, 2022, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested three subjects who were distributing methamphetamine and fake M30 pills suspected to contain fentanyl from BSG Auto Sales in Phoenix, Arizona. Investigators seized from the auto dealership approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine, 4,000 M30 pills suspected to…

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Florida-Based Pharmaceutical President Indicted in Counterfeit Promethazine-Codeine Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

February 02, 2022

BEAUMONT, Texas – A federal grand jury in Beaumont has returned a three-count indictment charging a Florida resident, along with nine other individuals, in a drug trafficking conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S…

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Nampa, Idaho, Man Sentenced to Five Years for Drug Trafficking

February 02, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Nampa, Idaho, man was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for distribution of illegal drugs. According to court records, Allen Eugene McLean, 20, of Nampa, Idaho,, sold another person methamphetamine on two different occasions. On June 23, 2020, McLean sold 4.5 grams of methamphetamine and…

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Texan Sentenced for Transporting Fentanyl and other Narcotics

February 02, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 41-year-old Houston man has been ordered to prison after conspiring to transport cocaine, heroin and fentanyl into the country, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Juan Antonio Sanchez Jr. pleaded guilty…

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Distributor Convicted of Conspiring to Distribute Controlled Substances and Defrauding the DEA

February 02, 2022

NEW YORK – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Laurence F. Doud III, the former Chief Executive Officer of Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc. (RDC), was convicted today in Manhattan federal court of conspiring to distribute unlawfully, oxycodone and fentanyl, and conspiring…

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Rock Hill Man Sentenced To 15 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Fentanyl Pill Distribution

February 01, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Justin De Neko Cunningham, 27, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl. Evidence presented to the court showed that, through an investigation into a…

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Camden County Man Charged with Firearms and Narcotics Offenses

February 01, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. –A Camden County man made his initial appearance today on charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Manuel A. Quinones, 47, of Pennsauken, New…

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Ready Pharmacy agrees to $400,000 settlement relating to Controlled Substances Act claims

February 01, 2022

ALBUQERQUE, N.M. – Fred J. Federici, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, has announced that Ready Pharmacy has agreed to a $400,000 settlement relating to civil claims brought by the Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) El Paso Division Regulatory Diversion Group…

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Norwich Man Sentenced To More Than 14 Years In Prison For Dark Web Fentanyl Distribution

February 01, 2022

CONNECTICUT – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BARRY DUCLOS, 43, of Norwich, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 170 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking fentanyl analogues on the…

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Three Defendants Arrested for Operating Narcotics Delivery Service Responsible for Three Overdose Deaths from Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

February 01, 2022

NEW YORK CITY –Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Timothy Foley, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Keechant Sewell, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, and New York State Police…

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Two Bronx Men Charged with 2014 Harlem Murder

February 01, 2022

NEW YORK CITY –Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, and Ricky J. Patel, the Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Department of…

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Chicago-Area Drug and Gun Trafficker Sentenced to 65 Years for Firearms and Drug Offenses

January 31, 2022

URBANA, Ill. – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Deon Evans, 37, of Markham, Illinois, was sentenced on Jan. 31, 2022, to 65 years and eight months’ imprisonment in the…

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California Methamphetamine Trafficker Receives More Than 11 Years in Federal Prison

January 31, 2022

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Rotiha Chan, 38, of Stockton, California, was sentenced on Friday, January 28, to 136 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine and distribution of 50 grams or more of a substance…

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Fresno man sentenced to 3 years in prison for selling fentanyl to a minor

January 28, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Fabian Garcia-Palacio, 19, of Fresno, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston to three years in prison for illegally distributing fentanyl to a minor, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, in March 2020, Garcia-Palacio distributed counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with…

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Prior Felon Pleads Guilty to New Drug Charge

January 28, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Timothy Foley, New York Division announced that Julian Riley, 47, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, 500 grams…

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BOLIVIE 🇧🇴 : la DEA accusée de vouloir déstabiliser le pays, selon Evo Morales

L’ancien président bolivien Evo Morales a accusé la Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) américaine et ses « agents politiques et médiatiques » de mener un « plan de déstabilisation » en Bolivie.

« Nous avertissons le peuple bolivien et la communauté internationale que la DEA, ainsi que ses agents politiques et médiatiques opérant dans le pays, exécutent un plan déstabilisant de mensonges et de discours de haine contre le mouvement des cultivateurs de coca et ses dirigeants. Leur plan consiste à mentir pour diviser », a publié le leader du parti au pouvoir Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) sur son compte Twitter.

Le 23 janvier, le gouvernement a annoncé l’arrestation de l’ex-chef de la drogue Maximiliano Dávila pour enrichissement illicite. Sa capture est le résultat d’une enquête menée par l’agence anti-drogue américaine, qui a relié Dávila à un réseau de trafic de drogue.

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GUINÉE-BISSAU 🇬🇼 : la tentative de coup d’Etat était liée au trafic de stupéfiants, selon le président

L’ancien contre-amiral Bubo Na Tchuto, désigné comme un baron de la drogue par le Trésor américain, aurait été à la tête de la tentative de renversement du régime le 1er février.

Le président de Guinée-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, a accusé jeudi 10 février un ex-chef de la marine nationale et deux autres hommes arrêtés dans le passé par l’agence américaine antidrogue (Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA) d’être derrière ce qu’il présente comme la tentative de coup d’Etat avortée du 1er février.

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Antistups) : autre scandale d’Etat, à la DNRED certains n’avaient pas le « cul propre »

REPRISE de l’article du 8 janvier 2017 paru dans le Parisien par Stéphane Sellami 

C’est une découverte inattendue qui relance les suspicions quant à l’objectif réel poursuivi par les douanes après l’improbable saisie de 7 t de résine de cannabis, en octobre 2015, dans le XVIe arrondissement de Paris.

Dans ce dossier, le rôle controversé d’un informateur des policiers de l’Office central pour la répression du trafic illicite de stupéfiants (OCRTIS), a conduit à son arrestation en février 2016 en Belgique, puis à son incarcération en France. Depuis, Sophiane HAMBLI., 41 ans, originaire de Mulhouse (Bas-Rhin), a été rejoint en détention par huit complices présumés. Lui a toujours affirmé avoir agi à la demande de l’OCRTIS, et surtout, avec l’aval de la justice française…

A l’époque de la découverte de cette impressionnante quantité de haschisch, les agents de la puissante Direction nationale du renseignement et des enquêtes douanières (DNRED), un des six services de la communauté du Renseignement en France, agissant sous le sceau du secret-défense, avaient affirmé tout ignorer de la présence de l’informateur de l’OCRTIS dans ce dossier.

Un indicateur présenté comme un baron de la drogue

Une affirmation désormais battue en brèche après la découverte, le 12 décembre dernier, d’« éléments de travail » concernant Sophiane HAMBLI., lors de la perquisition du siège de la DNRED à Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne) par les gendarmes de la section de recherches (SR) de Paris. Une perquisition menée dans une autre affaire, à la demande des juges d’instruction du pôle financier parisien, Aude Buresi et Serge Tournaire, après une autre saisie « douteuse » de 43 t de café contrefait, en juillet 2015, par les douanes.

Jeudi, le chef adjoint de l’antenne de la DNRED au Havre (Seine-Maritime) où plus de 800 000 € en liquide avaient été saisis, toujours le 12 décembre, a mis fin à ses jours sur son lieu de travail. Ce douanier « estimé » avait exprimé son sentiment « profond de trahison » après la découverte de cette somme dans le cadre de l’enquête menée par les deux juges parisiens.

Les documents relatifs à Sophiane HAMBLI., eux, ont été récupérés dans le bureau de l’adjointe opérationnelle à la DNRED. Ils datent de plusieurs mois avant son arrestation. Selon nos informations, cet indicateur de l’OCRTIS faisait l’objet d’une attention toute particulière de la part des douaniers. Il y est notamment décrit comme « supervisant depuis sa prison de Nancy l’importation de quantité importante de résine de cannabis entre le Maroc et la France ». Sophiane HAMBLI. est présenté comme « le boss du trafic européen de résine de cannabis », capable d’importer « plusieurs tonnes par semaine ».

Les douaniers ont-ils voulu faire tomber le si précieux indic de leurs rivaux de l’OCRTIS ?

Les mêmes documents laissent ainsi entendre qu’un aviseur (informateur) des douanes est impliqué dans la chute du « tonton » des policiers de l’OCRTIS…

Une arrestation qui n’est pas sans conséquence puisqu’il semble désormais acquis qu’elle a mis à mal le démantèlement d’un vaste réseau d’importation de résine, piloté depuis le Maghreb par un certain Moufid BOUCHIBI,, un autre « baron de l’or vert » multimillionnaire…

Sollicité, l’avocat de Sophiane HAMBLI., M e Joseph Cohen-Sabban précise que « les douanes ont volontairement porté atteinte à une opération de police en inventant purement et simplement, sur procès-verbal, les circonstances de la découverte de cette drogue à Paris. J’ai, d’ailleurs, déposé plainte contre les douanes quant au caractère mensonger de leurs déclarations ».

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FRANCE 🇲🇫 : l’argent sale est partout assurément

Les enquêteurs de la Gendarmerie avaient trouvé dans les locaux de l’Échelon de la DNRED du Havre près de 800 000 euros, dont 740 000 dans une valise et 40 000 dans un fauteuil.
Aviseur international avait à l’époque fait un article sous le titre :

DNRED (Douane française): 800 000 euros saisis lors de perquisitions dans les échelons de Rouen et du Havre

Publié le par Marc Fievet

Les relations de François Thierry de l’OCRTIS et de son apporteur d’affaires, Sofiane Hambli, intéressaient au plus haut point Erwan Guilmin, le directeur de la DOD (la Direction des opérations douanières) qu’il n’hésita pas à faire saisir une cargaison de plus de 7 tonnes de cannabis…appartenant à Hambli, n’imaginant pas le cataclysme qu’il allait provoquer.
A la suite de cette saisie, l’enquête, comme c’est la coutume, fut confiée à l’OCRTIS qui fut dessaisi quelques jours plus tard et pour cause, puisque la cargaison était sous contrôle de François Thierry…et le dossier fut refilé aux gendarmes!
Entre ces cousins policiers et douaniers des régaliennes chargés de la lutte contre les stups, c’est la mésentente depuis des décennies et toutes les vilenies dont se rendirent coupables les policiers contre la DNRED seraient trop longues à détailler ici.
Policiers et douaniers n’étant pas réellement des amis, et ces derniers ayant trop souvent subi les attaques des policiers qui n’hésitaient jamais à chasser le douanier plutôt que les trafiquants… De perturber les opérations que menaient François Thierry ne pouvait que réjouir les ‘superdouaniers’ de la DOD!
Sauf que… pour s’engager dans ce type d’opérations, il faut, comme on dit vulgairement, avoir le cul propre. Pas de bol, Erwan Guilmin n’avait pas le cul propre!

Et tout ce qui arrive, ce renvoi de six hauts gradés de la DNRED en correctionnelle par la juge Aude Buresi, est donc la conséquence logique de la suffisance d’Erwan Guilmin, la conséquence logique des règles élémentaires de sécu qu’il ne s’appliquait pas et la conséquence logique de son ambition dévorante due sans doute au fait qu’en tant qu’énarque, il se sentait au dessus de la loi, entrainant alors avec lui tous les egos surdimensionnés qui l’entouraient.

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Les résultats réclamés par les ‘stratifs’ de Montreuil, l’ex DG Jérôme Fournel et l’ex DG Hélène Crocquevieille, ne peuvent justifier une telle dérive.

L’échelon DNRED du Havre était un coffre-fort

Les gendarmes méthodiquement vont donc effectuer des perquisitions légales et là, lors de l’une d’elles, à l’échelon DOD du Havre, ils trouvent un gros paquet de biffetons…800.000 euro! Pascal Schmidt, explique sérieusement que l’argent appartient à un certain Zoran Petrovic…

Quatre mois plus tard, douze personnes ont été placées en garde à vue, dont Pascal Schmidt, le responsable de la DOD du Havre, et plusieurs supérieurs hiérarchiques. Tristement, quelques semaines après la perquisition, un adjoint de Pascal Schmidt se suicidera sur son lieu de travail.

Pour la justice, ces hauts gradés « ont enfreint la loi dans l’unique but de réaliser des saisies avantageuses pour l’image médiatique de la DNRED mais sans aucun résultat concret sur le plan de la lutte contre la contrebande« , c’est la conviction de la juge Aude Buresi et du parquet et donc dans son ordonnance du 11 mai, la juge Aude Buresi a décidé de faire juger Jean-Paul Garcia pour « détournement de fonds publics par négligence ». La magistrate, conformément au réquisitoire du parquet de Paris, estime qu’il « est resté sourd aux multiples alertes » de ses services, permettant ainsi la collaboration et la rémunération de Zoran Petrovic, l’informateur au cœur de l’affaire, pourtant sur liste noire depuis 2009. Mais il est bon de se poser la question

Jean Paul Garcia et l’ancien patron de la Direction des opérations douanières (DOD) au Havre, Pascal Schmidt, seront les deux principaux prévenus du procès, accusés d’être la cheville ouvrière de ces importations de marchandises contrefaites, et seront aussi jugés pour « corruption » et « blanchiment ».

La juge ordonne également un procès pour Vincent Sauvalère, ex-numéro 2 de la DNRED et pour son successeur Erwan Guilmin. Son adjointe à l’époque des faits, Magalie Noël sera également jugée. Tous trois ainsi qu’un responsable régional seront jugés, notamment, pour « complicité » des importations frauduleuses, « escroquerie en bande organisée » et « détournement de fonds publics ».

La marchandise frauduleuse déclenchant les poursuites et à l’origine de l’affaire judiciaire, n’était qu’un bidonnage à la mode douanière d’une saisie d’une cargaison de café, d’un poids total de 43 tonnes, qui avait été « découverte » le 3 juillet 2015 dans un camion et un hangar, officiellement sur la base d’un renseignement recueilli par les super-douaniers de la DOD de la DNRED.

La honte, ils montaient des opérations bidons pour faire croire qu’ils étaient super rencardés … c’est plus facile!

A Bercy, on s’était même fendu d’un communiqué triomphant : »Une première sur le territoire national »…. Là aussi, quand il s’agit d’exister médiatiquement, tous, ministres en tête, sont de bons clients!

Le 10 décembre 2019, j’abordais cette triste affaire sous le titre:

Vincent Sauvalère était en poste à Bruxelles…à l’OLAF plus précisément, le machin anti-fraude de l’Europe. Vincent Sauvalère venait de la DOD (Direction des Opérations Douanières de la DNRED) et c’est l’énarque Erwan Guilmin qui l’avait remplacé.

Ça commence bien cette histoire, sauf que, sauf que ces grands spécialistes des opérations douanières avaient trouvé la solution pour se faire « mousser »( c’est bon pour le déroulement de carrière), en organisant, avec un comparse recruté pour ses connaissances dans le monde obscur des trafics en tous genres, des opérations bidons, voire des trafics qu’ils couvraient.

Tout a une fin, même quand on s’estime au dessus des lois.

Dans un rapport de synthèse d’octobre 2017 deux juges d’instruction, Aude Buresi et Clément Herbo, qui enquêtaient sur ces brillants satrapes de Bercy, ont écrit :

« Nos investigations font ressortir, pour chaque affaire douanière, une implication incriminante de l’aviseur (Zoran Petrovic), et matérialisent une complicité du commandement de la Direction des opérations douanières (DOD) dans les schémas d’importation de marchandise de fraude», tout en soulignant «la participation active de Zoran Petrovic à de multiples trafics». Très loin, donc, des «dysfonctionnements localisés» avancés au début de l’enquête ouverte au pôle financier de Paris, à la suite d’une saisie particulièrement suspecte en juillet 2015.

Erwan Guilmin

Dans le cadre de cette procédure, un document classé «secret défense» a même été caviardé par l’énarque menteur Erwan Guilmin pour dissimuler à la justice le véritable statut du trafiquant indicateur.


Suspicions

Ancien parachutiste de l’armée serbe reconverti dans l’import-export, Zoran Petrovic a été condamné plusieurs fois pour vols et séjours irréguliers depuis son arrivée en France, en 1992.

«Tamponné» par la Brigade de répression du banditisme à la fin des années 90, il collabore ensuite avec plusieurs services de police et de renseignements, très intéressés par sa connaissance du milieu yougoslave et ses connexions dans les Balkans.

Vincent Sauvalère

En novembre 2008, par l’intermédiaire d’un autre informateur, le Serbe est approché par Vincent Sauvalère, qui vient de prendre la tête de la Direction des opérations douanières (DOD), la principale division opérationnelle de la DNRED. D’abord affecté au groupe «stups», Zoran Petrovic permet d’initier un premier dossier portant sur un chargement de 700 kilos de cocaïne, mais l’affaire périclite rapidement. Peu de temps après, son nom est associé à une autre affaire de drogue, baptisée «Hard Rock Cafe», qui lui vaudra d’être mis en examen pour «trafic de stupéfiants».

Véronique Degerman

Lors d’une réunion au parquet de Paris, la vice-procureure de la République, Véronique Degermann, exprime son «ras-le-bol» mais accepte que la DNRED continue à travailler avec Zoran Petrovic, à condition qu’il oublie les stups.

Toujours cornaqué par Vincent Sauvalère, l’aviseur se rapproche alors du groupe «cigarettes», dont il était jusqu’ici un objectif important en raison de sa proximité avec un des principaux réseaux chinois de contrebande. «Là, Sauvalère nous dit que Zoran est quelqu’un
d’envergure, et que nous avons tout intérêt à en faire un aviseur plutôt qu’une cible», a expliqué l’ancien responsable du service aux magistrats. Une importante affaire de cigarettes est alors réalisée avec le parquet du Havre mais, à nouveau, des doutes apparaissent sur les véritables intentions de l’indic. «Je sentais qu’il y avait des choses bizarres qui se passaient autour de cette source sans pour autant les identifier précisément», confiera Roger Combes, alors chef de la DOD de Paris, tout en précisant avoir eu pour «ordre» de travailler avec le Serbe en dépit de ses suspicions.

Peu de temps après, des menaces de mort proférées par Zoran Petrovic contre l’un de ses agents traitants, vont finalement conduire le service à s’en séparer.

«Je crois vraiment que nous avons tout intérêt à nous débarrasser, une fois pour toutes, d’un partenaire devenu bien trop instable», écrit Roger Combes dans un mail d’octobre 2009.

Officiellement, «Z» est blacklisté dans la base centrale des sources, comme le veut la procédure. Ce qui ne va pas empêcher Vincent Sauvalère de continuer à le faire travailler en s’affranchissant de toutes les règles d’usage. Il faut comprendre..c’est tellement facile de se la péter pour des résultats bidons ! Beau tremplin pour Bruxelles !

Embrouilles administratives

Rattaché successivement aux antennes de Bordeaux et de La Rochelle afin de diversifier les juridictions référentes, Zoran Petrovic est finalement positionné à l’antenne du Havre. Il a désormais deux agents traitants : le nouveau patron de la DOD du Havre, Pascal Schmidt, et l’inévitable Vincent Sauvalère dont l’adjointe, Magalie Noël, est également dans la combine. Le grand patron de la DNRED, Jean-Paul Garcia, aurait eu une «connaissance exhaustive» de tous les dossiers réalisés grâce à Zoran Petrovic, s’est il fait enfler par ces forcenés du résultat!

Jean-Paul Garcia

Pour mieux brouiller les pistes, quatre nouvelles immatriculations sont attribuées à Zoran Petrovic, créées sur la base de vrais faux papiers d’identité dont l’enquête n’a pas encore permis de déterminer l’origine.
Une de ces identités est exclusivement utilisée pour les affaires de contrefaçons, une autre pour les cigarettes et une troisième pour les armes. Pendant au moins six ans, le Serbe va ainsi servir de pivot aux principales affaires douanières. Pour la seule année 2013, sur 181 tonnes de cigarettes saisies par les douanes, plus de 105 tonnes sont passées par le port du Havre. Le reste se répartit principalement entre les antennes de Bordeaux et de La Rochelle, elles aussi rencardées par le célèbre aviseur.

Un business parfaitement rodé. «Mon rôle était toujours le même,raconte le Serbe en garde à vue. Je devais assurer l’entrée de la marchandise sur le territoire et l’emmener jusque dans l’entrepôt situé au Havre. Tout cela a été fait sous le contrôle des douaniers, du début à la fin.» A chaque fois, le modus operandi est identique : un nom de société existante est pris au hasard et désigné comme destinataire de la marchandise. Une fois la marchandise arrivée au port du Havre, les cargaisons transitent ensuite par des entrepôts contrôlés par la DNRED. L’antenne du Havre avait «la maîtrise totale de la logistique», insiste Zoran Petrovic. Selon nos informations, des équipes de douaniers étaient régulièrement réquisitionnées pour escorter les cargaisons du Serbe jusqu’à leur destination finale.

« Au cours de ces opérations clandestines, les agents avaient ordre de leur hiérarchie de couper leurs portables et d’utiliser des téléphones d’emprunt, comme de vulgaires dealers. »

«En toute amitié»

Pour chaque conteneur saisi, Zoran Petrovic était rémunéré au moins 20 000 euros par l’administration douanière.

Mais les véritables bénéfices étaient réalisés sur la marchandise qu’il importait par ailleurs en toute tranquillité. Des dizaines de tonnes de cigarettes de contrebande ont ainsi inondé le marché sans être saisies, en dépit de nombreuses alertes, avec la » bénédiction » des magouilleurs de la DOD.

En février 2015, les autorités américaines avertissent leurs homologues français de l’arrivée de plusieurs conteneurs de cigarettes.
Trois mois plus tard, c’est l’attaché douanier à Dubaï qui signale la présence d’un conteneur. Aucun n’est contrôlé.

Mais régulièrement, en vertu du deal avec la DNRED, ces livraisons donnent lieu à une saisie spectaculaire.

Comme ce 20 juillet 2015, dans l’Aisne, lorsque les douaniers de Laon interceptent plus de 9 tonnes de cigarettes de marque Che et Richman dans un poids lourd immatriculé en Croatie. Le communiqué triomphal est encore visible sur le site des douanes. «Cette nouvelle saisie est le résultat d’une stratégie globale de protection de l’espace national», s’y félicitent les gabelous.

Le grain de sable

Mais le système va finir par dérailler. Le 3 juillet 2015, la DNRED réalise une saisie record : 43,3 tonnes de café contrefait découvert dans un semi-remorque et un entrepôt à Argenteuil (Val-d’Oise). En une seule prise, les douaniers sont passés de 30 % à 45 % de leurs objectifs annuels. Mais là encore, l’affaire a été montée de toutes pièces par «Z» qui, en contrepartie, a bénéficié de l’absence de contrôle par les douaniers du Havre de six conteneurs de cigarettes de contrebande, soit environ 70 tonnes. «Le café n’était qu’un leurre permettant à la DNRED d’afficher une belle saisie en volume de marchandise contrefaite alors qu’elle n’était que la contrepartie d’une absence de contrôle des importations réalisées et organisées par Zoran Petrovic » soulignent les magistrats.

Le » Boomerang «

En décembre 2016, (à la suite de la saisie de cannabis Bd Exelmans (affaire Francois Thierry et Sofiane Hambli), l’OCRTIS est dessaisi du dossier au profit de la Gendarmerie et…) lors d’une perquisition à l’échelon DNRED du Havre, les gendarmes découvrent près de 800 000 euros en espèces dans le bureau de Pascal Schmidt, un des agents traitants de Petrovic.

Le parfum de corruption est d’autant plus tenace que les enquêteurs mettent aussi la main sur une montre Chopard au domicile du douanier. En garde à vue, «Z» fini par reconnaître que la tocante venait bien de lui. «Le fait d’offrir une montre à Pascal Schmidt, ce n’est pas de la corruption pour moi, s’est-il justifié. C’est un cadeau en toute amitié.»

Jusqu’où la haute hiérarchie douanière a-t-elle couvert les trafics de sa poule aux œufs d’or ?

Interrogés plusieurs fois, les principaux responsables se sont renvoyés la balle, mettant en avant les objectifs chiffrés et la pression du résultat. «Nous étions d’accord pour dire que ces objectifs quantitatifs étaient déconnectés de la réalité du trafic de cigarettes sur le territoire national, et que de fait ils nous obligeaient à orienter nos sources sur le trafic de cigarettes», a expliqué Magalie Noël, évoquant les «pressions de la Direction générale». «Les objectifs contrefaçons et cigarettes étaient en augmentation constante et ne pouvaient pas être atteints sans une saisie de conteneurs», a abondé Vincent Sauvalère. Soupçonnés d’avoir couvert les activités de «Z» pendant des années, ils ont été mis en examen, entre autres, pour «escroquerie en bande organisée», «détournement de fonds publics», «faux et usage de faux» et «importation en bande organisée de marchandises contrefaites».


«Manipulation»

Autre cadre épinglé : Erwan Guilmin, le successeur de Vincent Sauvalère à la tête de la DOD, qui a juré ses grands dieux ne jamais avoir été informé de la présence de Zoran Petrovic sur liste noire. «On m’a sans doute berné», a expliqué Guilmin aux juges, allant jusqu’à évoquer une «manipulation».
Une version mise à mal depuis par un autre témoignage accablant. Il émane d’un cadre du secrétariat général de la DNRED, chargé de gérer la base centrale des sources et de tenir à jour les enregistrements, les radiations et la fameuse liste noire. Début 2016, le cadre reçoit une réquisition judiciaire du juge Jean Gervillié, qui enquête sur une affaire de stups impliquant Zoran Petrovic «Jean-Paul Garcia [alors patron de la DNRED] m’a demandé sur un Post-it de vérifier une liste de noms, a raconté le témoin. J’ai fait opérer immédiatement par mes services cette vérification et fait rédiger une note classifiée manuelle par un de mes agents. Cette note mentionnait expressément que Zoran Petrovic était sur liste noire

La note doit alors être envoyée au service juridique, chargé de la transmettre au juge d’instruction. «Je devais faire porter cette note par un chauffeur sous pli fermé, poursuit le cadre. Mais M. Erwan Guilmin m’a indiqué qu’il se chargeait de l’amener directement. Je n’ai pas pu refuser car il m’en a donné l’ordre.»
Le cadre s’exécute. Mais à la suite d’une demande de déclassification, un an et demi plus tard, l’inspection générale des douanes se rend compte que le document transmis à la justice, pourtant classé « secret défense », ne correspond pas à l’original. L’écriture est différente.

Surtout, le nom de Zoran Petrovic n’apparaît plus sur liste noire. Un tour de passe-passe assimilable à une dissimulation de preuves, délit passible de cinq ans de prison. Contactés par Libération, les avocats des personnes mises en cause, toutes présumées innocentes, n’ont pas souhaité réagir.

Depuis, Erwan Guilmin est devenu « Chargé de mission à la sous-direction des politiques sociales – Secrétariat général » auMinistère de l’économie et des finances en janvier 2018.

Introuvable et ne figurant sur aucun listing téléphonique à Bercy, et…

Et à la DG de la Douane française, contactée par Marc Fievet, on ne sait que bredouiller…Alzheimer a frappé grave!

Encore heureux que dans ces affaires le « SECRET DEFENSE » n’a pas été décrété !

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