Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Feds arrest 16 in cocaine trafficking, money laundering bust

By Christopher Seward
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Federal authorities say they have arrested 16 suspects and dismantled a major Mexican drug trafficking ring operating out of metro Atlanta.



U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said alleged drug traffickers and money launderers were arrested early Wednesday as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's three-year "Operation G-60″ investigation. She said more than $7 million worth of cocaine and more than $ 1 million in "dirty drug money" was confiscated.

“Operation G-60 has dealt a severe blow to the Mexican drug cartels operating in the metro Atlanta area," Yates said.

"These traffickers were clearly working under the direction of Mexican drug cartel leadership," said John S. Comer, acting special agent in charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division. " The substances that they distributed clearly destroyed lives."

The federal charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison and a fine of up to $4 million.

Agents seized 312 kilograms of cocaine, about 1,525 kilograms of marijuana and more than $1.5 million in drug money. Wednesday's arrests were part of a criminal indictment handed down by a federal grand jury on May 11 in which 32 individuals were charged for their participation in various drug-related criminal offenses, including conspiring and possessing with intent to distribute at least 5 kilograms of cocaine and at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, as well as related money laundering charges.

Yates said the trafficking ring consisted of several “cells” in the Atlanta area. Some of those arrested allegedly were responsible for transporting drugs and drug money, and maintaining “stash houses” and vehicles used by the organization in metro Atlanta.

The suspects arrested included Marvin Edleman Rodas-Perez, 39 of Norcross; Fatima Vasquez, 24, of Lawrenceville; Jose Valencia, 34, of Stockbridge; Martin Ayala-Casteneda, 34, of College Park; Jose Vargas, 29, of Morrow; Jose Sanchez-Valencia, 22, of Stockbridge; Geovany Martinez-Vargas, 23, of Stockbridge; Sonia Sanchez, 34, of Atlanta; Carmen Barbosa Mendoza, 33, of Gwinnett County; Tomar Shaw, 32, of Fairburn; David Sanchez, 31, of Johns Creek; Juan Castinanda, 25, of Johns Creek; Rudy Valencia, 27, of Johns Creek; Roberto Lopez-Martinez, 28, of Atlanta; Wilson Tejada, 30, of New York, NY; and Maria Del Rosario Diaz-Garcia, 28. No city was given for Diaz-Garcia.

25 comments:

  1. One has to take 'news' like this with a big skeptical grain of salt. Instead of a real happening might this be nothing more than just another choreographed media event, for the general public, of the multi GOP-DP image battles soap opera game?

    See? BO IS getting tough on illegal immigrants! Wave the Anglo flag for the donkeys!

    One disturbing aspect about this 'news' is the lack of any specifics as to who (what cartel?) was pushing and trafficking these large amounts of US government specified illegal substances? With sixteen Latinos arrested, the Feds don't have a clue to who they were supposedly working for? Good grief!

    Or perhaps were these Hispanics merely unfortunate janitors and leaf blowers? Barack's donkey government plays games like this just like the Republicans do, too. Got to grab Anglo Six Pack Joe's vote for the elections coming up! Arrest some Spanish speaking people... And who really does any checking up on this stuff?

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  2. Which group? Sinaloa, or Gulf would be my first guess, but La Familia has been in Atlanta too.

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  3. Good Job!!
    Nice work!!
    Keep taken those F###ers down!!
    We have plenty of lonely, cold space in U.S. Supermaxs!!
    God Bless the U.S law folks and God Bless Amereica!!!

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  4. ARDENT
    Your like a Mexican Ku klux klan. Your rasist remarks only revel who, and what an asshole you are. Poor you, the anglos are such a threat to you!! Sorry you live in the sixties.
    You know Whitie is no threat to me as a matter of fact i like them.
    Dickhead!!!

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  5. Another bullshit operation where the authorizes claim they "dismantled a major Mexican drug trafficking organization" but its obviously they just captured some low level players like always. I believe this is the third or fourth operation in Atlanta this year and they always spew the same BS they "dismantled a major Mexican drug trafficking organization" when in reality they have done shit. I could go to downtown ATL right now and still buy some coke like it was McDonalds haha...Pathetic!

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  6. DFL said...
    ARDENT
    Your like a Mexican Ku klux klan. Your rasist remarks only revel who, and what an asshole you are. Poor you, the anglos are such a threat to you!! Sorry you live in the sixties.
    You know Whitie is no threat to me as a matter of fact i like them.
    Dickhead!!!

    Ardent's problem is he's sees the USA in only an Anglo way, what he fails to understand is an American is an American and that even the Mexican-Americans are concerned with the issues on the border.
    He strictly basis his ideology's on race, not facts.

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  7. yeap 'ol T'ardent is a guy who dosen't think there are any mexican americans who are concerned about the illegal activities of mexican nationals..everything is just two sided to him...he right...all others wrong

    he stands alone in knowing what is best for all us brown and /or lower income people

    typical privileged, faux intellectual ,coffee shop revolutionary, suburbanite attitude..pooh poohing the violence in Mexico from the safety of starbucks

    he is generally a miserable pinche madre

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  8. We are all in this thing together,we all have to do our part,can we agree that disorder,crime,outlaws hurt us all. Most of us want to make a decent living,raise a family,make some positive mark on the world,But you can't do that unless there is political stability,and most people don't care what brand it is so long as you can live your life without to much BIG BROTHER interference. Race and ethnisity are irrelivant responsibility,ethics,dignity and contributing are what matters, those who do,those who don't. The ones who don't are a drag,burdon,pain in the ass for those WHO DO,if there are groups who consistantly fail to pull their weight THEN SO BE IT,they deserve to be discriminated against.

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  9. This took three years? I want to know how much it cost.

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  10. June 9, 2011 4:03 AM
    'lito'brito said...
    yeap 'ol T'ardent is a guy who dosen't think there are any mexican americans who are concerned about the illegal activities of mexican nationals..everything is just two sided to him...he right...all others wrong

    he stands alone in knowing what is best for all us brown and /or lower income people

    typical privileged, faux intellectual ,coffee shop revolutionary, suburbanite attitude..pooh poohing the violence in Mexico from the safety of starbucks

    he is generally a miserable pinche madre

    Exactly, I'd lay my life down for anyone in the USA that is being attacked or abused by another nation, in fact thats why I was a soldier for 20 years.
    No, I never wanted to fight for Just " Anglo's", just whites, or just Blacks, I love all americans that wish me no harm, period.

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  11. @ lil brito,DFL lets see how welcoming those tea party morons are, if you were to show up to an event. there are still alot of people in this country that consider mexican americans as immigrants even though they were born here and are third generation. maybe you can pass for white, maybe thats why they are so cool with you.

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  12. That`s funny, down here in Texas, our local Tea Party is chaired by a Husband and Wife team who are mexican-AMERICAN. They seemed pretty welcoming to my white self. Although I was a little nervous as I was one of the few "Anglos" ,is it?, in Edinburg. The "race card" has run it`s course folks. I don`t put German-American in front of my allegiance to this country. 90% of the "hispanics" living in America were born in America, so what does that make them? Japanese? Stupid logic.

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  13. There is a lot of negative speculation about my personal character here on BB after I wrote that I don't believe much that any of these supposed Great Cop Busts can be read as being in any how the straight dope. Makes me so damn sad.... I'll say it again, though, that Barack Obama's Democratic Party Administration wants to cover its Right flank with all the hate the illegals Anglo voting crowd. After all, Republican politicians bombard these meatheads almost daily claiming that the Democrats are supposedly all weak kneed on stopping illegal immigration. So pull out a few big media drug busts on Latinos, why not, Obama? Looks good. Doesn't have to be real much. Prop up the DP some on this issue of most major interest to the 'I'm hurting because I'm White' crowd of USAers. They feel persecuted by those 'illegals' who float into their turf.

    Who's really going to check on these people your Democratic Party CIC lines up for the press cameras, Americans? Brito and the Police Academy Duh crowd of readers on BB? Make us all laugh now! But they're simply just not going to be the suspicious ones when it comes the arrested people who are only ALLEGED to have committed crimes.

    So just what cartel are these major cells part of? After 3 years of planning this photo op, the Feds are unable to name names? But they did get the janitor from NYC! And they got the leaf blower from Newt Gingrich's suburb! Hooray for President Obama now! That's all now, Folks. Photo shot over with.

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  14. Nice work! Come on! Let's see a little more of this action on this side of the border. Come on, Come on, Come on, Come on!! I'm tired of the cartels always winning while our country does not do nearly enough to stop the flow of drugs. Please make fighting the cartels in our inner cities a priority!

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  15. @Ardent
    Your last comments confirm what a rasist ignorant idiot that you really are.
    Why should the feds reveal anything publicly for you?
    You should just go away and leave comments for smarter people than you.
    Are you in High school? You sound like a rebelious 9th grader who is trying to act like an adult and doing a poor job!!
    Do you burn crosses at white peoples places?

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  16. 'DFL said...@Ardent
    Your last comments confirm what a rasist ignorant idiot that you really are. Why should the feds reveal anything publicly for you?'

    How so that I am a racist in your ratehr cross eyed pov, DFL? I was saying, too, that the Feds revealed nothing about what cartel they supposedly were busting up to ANYBODY. YES, they do owe us, THE PUBLIC, these details if they are going to publicly allege that the arrested supposedly all belong to a cartel.

    Don't you think that they would name the cartel if in fact they had busted a Mexican cartel operation? Or don't you think at all?

    'Do you burn crosses at white peoples places?'

    Are you part of the Aryan Brotherhood Anti-Defamation League? Some of you racists here on BB are truly comic book creatures. It's so sad... (But at least DFL seems to have lost his bad habit of capping all his posts... We can only hope for that, at least.) Poor, Whites! They have DFL as their anti-defamation lawyer! ...lol...

    And, Anonymous 1:35 AM, I absolutely agree 100% with what you said. I said the exact same thing you did basically, but since I'm Ardent the supposed Liberal Bezerkeley Dude, all the BB neoNazi porristas got stirred up for me doing so. (Those damn Jejenes! They are worse here on BB than even in San Blas.)

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  17. porno said...
    @ lil brito,DFL lets see how welcoming those tea party morons are, if you were to show up to an event. there are still a lot of people in this country that consider Mexican Americans as immigrants even though they were born here and are third generation. maybe you can pass for white, maybe thats why they are so cool with you.

    Sorry Porno, most of the Tea Party folks that live along the border are ran by and consist mostly of Mexican-Americans, your not very well informed.

    The Tea Party has never made it a goal to worry about Illegals or border issues, since most Tea Party members believe that the issue of immigration is a State to State issue based on the US Constitution, they have always been about the rising Government debt and the Economy.

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  18. Ardent said...
    'DFL said...@Ardent
    Your last comments confirm what a rasist ignorant idiot that you really are. Why should the feds reveal anything publicly for you?'


    What you fail to understand is that the average American could care less about peoples race, hell I'm a Rican and you don't think I catch hell from Mexicans and Blacks ?, It happens all the time, but I don't care what they think and I don't have time to worry about their BS, I have a family and a Business to run, so screw them.
    As an older American over the years the thing I have learned is the people that truly try to promote racism is our Government, not the people and no matter what race you are, the government will come up with some BS telling that Race they are racist because they disagree with their political agenda, no I think if the Government would just shut up and leave people alone, Racism would not matter.

    Remember Racism creates votes and the more you play the race card, the more votes you get.

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  19. @DFL

    good rant ..i agree most people in this country don't care about race ..i would be kinda pointless as Americans are mostly all some sort of mixed breed mongrels anyway..thats our strength..in my family there are ones all the from africa ,england, spain, germany, ireland, jew and cherokee ..jajaja a true american...

    the race baiting bullshit is just some dumbass that cant get laid or something ..or like you said ..courting votes

    i get a kick when uhrdent calls me anglo..just what the fuck is "anglo"?

    the first place an asshole runs to when they can't refute your argument is cry racism..it happens here all the time..

    as for government..the government that governs least ...governs best

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  20. @porno,

    Let me guess your the type of person, who sees racism in every aspect of your life. You blame white people (Anglos) for everything that goes wrong, just like Ret-ardent does..excuses, excuses..own up to it dude, the white man isn't responsible for your problems..you are! But then again, you chose the screen name "porno" that says a lot about your character..grow up dude, move out your parent's garage, and go find a job or you will wind up just like Ret-ardent..a radical anti-American loner with no friends!

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  21. @ 11:19 let me guess, your the type of person, who believes racism doesn't exist. where in my statement did i ever blame white people? i choose the screen name "Porno" because it sticks out, and please for the love of god don't act like you despise porn, (meanwhile you have a private collection that rivals the library of congress.) anyway whats so radical about pointing out the obvious, the tea party is full of racism.

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  22. @ brito
    " Americans are mostly all some sort of mixed breed mongrels anyway..thats our strength..in my family there are ones all the from africa ,england, spain, germany, ireland, jew and cherokee ..jajaja a true american..."

    All those mentioned above, save for african (race) jewish and cherokee, are nationalites. The other three are ethnicities.
    Nah, you are not Anglo. I would say Pocho.

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  23. These guys in atlanta were most likely mules! Always the ones that take the fall! The real criminals masterminding in the shawdow world wall st. london ect pulling the strings with large order of shit running it across our borders to fill a supply and demand orde, will never pay the piper! In the meanwile a american agencies armimg to the teeth dangereous ruthless mexican cartels crime bosses that are destroying countless human lifes! We american are living in a lie! Our leaders are playing us as fools! connect the dots! A double blade sword to discredit mexican goverment as impitant to control its mafiosos and in this way fanagil into militery arm deals tthat produce huge revenues! Its about the profit! Shameless! An yet some ignorant bastards point their fingers! A viewpoint from a concern mexican erican that still wants to believe in america! We are bettet this senores

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  24. Good job.Keep it up!......Medical Marijuana California

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