Saturday, March 31, 2012

Feds: CDG Drug Ring Made Central Florida Marijuana Distribution Hub

I found the 82 page indictment and added the link at bottom.  It is an intriguing read and a great birdseye view of the operations of drug trafficking.  Massive amounts of money buried, 1000 pounds per shipment, using "black guys" as drivers and if caught and they cooperate with the law "kill him", and the Bentley and Ferrari under tarps unable to be seen.....Paz, Chivis

For the past three years, federal agents say, associates of the Gulf Cartel trucked in thousands of pounds of marijuana to Apopka and other Orlando communities — establishing the area as a distribution hub.
They buried millions of dollars on properties in Central Florida.
 They stashed assault rifles and ballistic vests in Apopka. They stored their drugs in open areas such as garden nurseries.
All the while, their drug trade brought in millions of dollars.
Photo: Omar Martinez
Nine suspected members of the Central Florida ring were recently charged by federal prosecutors in Orlando as part of a complex investigation that spanned to Texas and involved multiple federal and local law-enforcement agencies.
Investigators executed search warrants throughout Florida and in Texas, and seized more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana, more than 90 firearms and cash.
An 81-page criminal complaint filed in the case details much of the group's suspected activities, including previous interactions with law enforcement.
Photo: Jose Franco
The case, in some ways, is a textbook example of what's happening in the American drug trade, said Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of "The Fire Next Door: Mexico's Drug Violence and the Danger to America," which will be published in October.
"I wouldn't find this incident unusual at all," Carpenter said. "The Mexican cartels have connections with domestic trafficking gangs.
"Their tentacles are quite extensive in the United States."
In the Central Florida ring, agents say, marijuana was shipped in bulk from a trafficker in McAllen, Texas, to Panama City  then picked up and brought to Central Florida or Jacksonville for distribution.
Photo: Alvan Alvarado
After the marijuana was sold locally, the cash was picked up and taken back on the same route, to Panama City and then to Texas.Once the cash made it to Panama City in the Florida Panhandle, a new load of marijuana was picked up for distribution, and the cycle continued.
Court documents detail the roles of each of the suspected Central Florida ring members. Some were organizers, some were drivers, and others were involved with offloading and delivery.
Sources told agents each shipment of marijuana produced $800,000 to $1 million in proceeds.
The group buried the cash on various properties until it was ready to be shipped back to Texas.
It may seem a risky way to store millions, but Carpenter said it's not surprising.
Unlike legal businesses, drug traffickers can't simply deposit their revenue into a bank account.
"You can't just walk into a Bank of America … and deposit $80,000 in cash," Carpenter said. "That would ring alarm bells all over the place."

 Source: Orlando Sentinel
(Photos of 3 of the homes, value of each around 50K)
 
 

Added information:
Text and map unedited; all photos added

Department of Justice RELEASE HERE

82 Page Indictment HERE

53 comments:

  1. Its only weed. Not the end of civilization...

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  2. Cdg got Miami lock down...fuck it bring the money back to Mexico..

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  3. Cdg got Miami lock down...fuck it bring the money back to Mexico..

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  4. Great graphic description of how the money and drugs flowed. Yes, usually the drugs move AWAY, and the money RETURNS.

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  5. They just found a manta sighned by el mayo warning zetas and michocanos that sinaloa is going to take shit over once more,and saying the the fight is just getting started. Quick refrance.

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  6. Good one Chivis- Never heard this before. Let's get all those greedy ass#$$$* out of Florida. It's one thing to have their drugs coming in but setting up camp and distribution centers like in Austin Texas is not acceptable. Clean it up like you did Miami in the 90's!

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  7. Ah, maybe the American government needs to formulate some new plans regarding Mexico because whatever they are doing is not working at all.

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  8. Just weed? What are you talking about? Thanks to idiots like you, the blood shed in mexico is being financed. No doubt about it, some people cant see past there hand.

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    1. Another example of someone other than the ones do all the killing getting blamed for the murders in mexico.

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    2. Remember he who provides the weapon is as guilty as he who pulls the trigger.

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  9. "An 81-page criminal complaint filed in the case details much of the group's suspected activities, including previous interactions with law enforcement."

    Does anyone have a link to this?
    Thanks

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  10. Are the rumors true about el r1 being killed by the reynosa plaza leader of the cdg?

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    1. Who told u that lie

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    2. No he asked sinaloa for work and told him to come for an interview and they said they killed him for traider

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    3. An interview lol he probably didn't pass his drug test your an idiot

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  11. This guy is very well known in Mcallen..he even has a narcocorrido by Chuy Quintanilla...its called El Narco De Mcallen

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  12. Lets justbremember that there's only one way they don't get caught, corruptions is every where who know who be telling who all the info. And we know who gets info quick and is able to transfer that info as we seen before in previous chapters in history. Just saying don't know what to believe.

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  13. @ 3:57 PM

    I found the indictment on the DOJ website..and I just posted the link and a few photos

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  14. They look like ZOMBIES!

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  15. Just read the indictment...poor guy had the Bentley and Lamborghini hidden in his backyard under a tarp unable to drive..WHAT WOULD THE NEIGHBOR'S THINK!!!

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  16. Thank JR for that bust! You don't ha e to be a Rocket Scientist to figuire out that he set up that Bust as part of his plea deal with the DEA
    last month...!

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  17. March 31, 2012 7:38 PM
    "Are the rumors true about el r1 being killed by the reynosa plaza leader of the cdg"?
    This rumor still hasn't been sorted out,there's always rumor about this guy,that he been killed.
    X20 is for sure the main man now over there.He been around long time on the radar.
    So basically,does anyone have any idea if R1,has been killed on the low ?Another rumor about him goin with CT ? Who the hell knows?Someone does.

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  18. Chivis, that's not the indictment, it's only the criminal complaint.

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  19. thanks for the indictment Chivis!

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  20. This is all very fascinating, and I love reading this website, but to me at least, following what is going on with the Sinaloa and the Zetas seems more interesting. Is it fair to say that the CDG is pretty much a branch of Sinaloa and they wouldn't be around anymore if it wasn't for them. With everything I am reading on here Mexico could have the bloodiest summer it has seen in a long time as I do not see the Sinaloa Cartel or the Zetas lacking resources or money. What will really be interesting is seeing if another cartel (CT's?) just sit back and let them kill each other and look to step in when they are both weaker.

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    1. Also if it wasnt for the beltran the zetas would of been finish a long time ago. And about money you got that wrong ask any member of the zetas if they have money and they are going to say no . And please zeta lovers dont start that its not true. Come to nuevo laredo youll see. Now they dont even have bullet proof vest there guns are out dated .

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  21. it is called cartel del golfo for a reason

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  22. The criminal complaint is the most interesting to me anyway, that's where all the good details are, the indictment is usually pretty lacking in the actual descriptions. Thanks for posting that Chivis, I wish they were all as accessible as that one. I've spent hours on google searching for complaints and indictments, to no avail.

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  23. these people are demons and damned to hell. there should be no jail time for any of them, just summary justice and a firing squad.

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  24. The U.S. should move a heavy armored division to the Mexican border and then move south, killing anyone brandishing weapons and/or hauling contraband..show them no mercy, annihilate them all!

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    1. Yea real smart genius.

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  25. Ct's betrayed the sinaloa alliance and made a separate deal with the maruchanezz. Jalisco Mata zetas sent to michoacan N guerrero to take them out... It will be a very bloody summer in Mexico, @ the same time nuevo laredo is being invaded by sinaloa and cdg is being cleansed of all the zeta Dick huggers. Everybody is moving their pieces around in anticipation of the presidential race. If another party other then the pan wins all truces will be broken and its going to be 2008 all over again..

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  26. April 1, 2012 6:26 PM .
    Hermano,i been hearin that too.That the Z are hurting big time for money.Some of the old school crews got all them connections sewn up.Its well known they don't move as much shit as the older crews.I don't know about the BLO angle,i doubt they woulda been finished.The Lazca,is one clever ruthless motherfucker,and he aint goin no where.

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  27. Any one know what's happening in michoacan I just talked go my grampa he said theirs alot of alot of activity in the Sierra west of apatzingan over 50 trucks heading north and more convoys going to the uruapan highway

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    1. It's CT waiting on cjng to come in and get their handed to them

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  28. Mexico seems to be a country under the wrath of God; after two thousand years of saying Mass, they have come as far as zetas? Why is this country becoming an abomination before the entire world? God has said very clearly that He shall destroy the wicked; the Mexican people had better burn this cancer out of their country while they still can,before they are lost to God completely. Don't they even care about their own children,for God's sake? Can't spend money in hell, you stupid gangsters!

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    1. Who are you to critize the Raza not all Mexicans are narcos most of us are good and hard working people ...

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  29. "82 Page Indictment HERE"

    This link is incorrect, can you please fix it.

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  30. And then go north and kill everyone with a drug record or drugs in their system annihilate them all!

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  31. Yep...correct you are...and also you J.
    I had a difficult time finiding anything as there were no names...you try that. So initially I gave up..

    Then when a reader asked for it I thought I would try harder...once I found the names I went to DOJ and typed in one of the names and INDICTMENT...and this popped up.

    To the reader that said "its only the criminal complaint" only? that's where the juice is.

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  32. As far as Beltrans and Zeta's, I think it's the other way around. Firing squad for trafficking marijuana? Despite what they said, or implied they would do, they aren't charged with any violent acts, or murders. Just workers, enough of this blood lust all the time.

    Chivis, can you find other complaints on DOJ?

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  33. J... Yes for federal cases. My post "The Perfume Man and Chapo's Stinking Dollars" I was able to get a ton of info on the indictments/complaints (both) from DOJ.

    Complaints are public so they are on the site quickly.

    In those docs you can get addresses, names etc. I used the addresses in the complaint to google the fotos of the homes. I can't remember where I got their mug shot photos. Maybe DEA or DOJ website.

    actually when I look back that was pretty bad reporting from Orlando Sentinel. They did not have much..not even the names!

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  34. Did you use the general search engine, with the names of the defendants? Or the operation? Thanks for help.

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  35. "The U.S. should move a heavy armored division to the Mexican border and then move south, killing anyone brandishing weapons and/or hauling contraband..show them no mercy, annihilate them all!"

    On the contrary, Mexico should move a heavy armored division to the USA border and then move north, killing anyone using illegal drugs... show them no mercy, annihilate them all!

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  36. millions of dollars a month and all they can buy is two mobile homes? a que raza

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  37. @7:22 the over whelming majority of Mexicans are decent, hard working people. also the violence and organize criminal activity is in 1/3 of the sttes mostly border states, the other 2/3 are as safe or safer than the US.


    @ J
    I remember I had to get the names first and I got that on DOJ website by using the operation. sorry, you know how it is when you are on the hunt, but I am pretty sure I went to DEA then DOJ (often DEA will link you to DOJ) got the name and put that in google with the city....Paz, Chivis

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  38. I agree,some parts of Mexico are safe.(like sitting by the pool in cabo) but try telling that to the people who witnessed that guy in tj running down the street handcuffed,possibly wearing highheels shooting up the place...where do you draw the line?

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  39. MAN PEOPLE LIKE THIS MAKE MARIJUANA
    LOOK LIKE AN EVIL SUBSTANCE
    When it's Meth &Cocaine that we should
    Be more worried about sad cuse I don't
    Want it to be legal because I want to get
    high but because the people that have
    Cancer or some type of illness they need
    It the most I want it legal for them not the
    Casual pot head sad

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  40. April 1, 2012 7:15 PM .
    Hermano,did you see the CJNG video,they say they got a real hard on for CT.For real they hating on them big time,they sayin also that El Mas Loco,still alive and in charge of CT,and they gonna make a present of his ass for themselves and Mexico?Why they say that?Who knows,maybe shit is starting,maybe it was nothing,maybe it was CJNG heading that way.Fuck knows,for now.

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  41. r1 wasnt killed by reynosa plaza boss lol X20 and M4, El gringo and the rest that are currently there have the intelligence of a 4th grader. The spill over violence in Mcallen, Mission, RGV area is being directly orchestrated by these commandates. That will not be good for them, even if the Sheriffs are in the boat with them. The feds will take notice eventually and it will not be good for them. Anyone that knows how R1 operates knows, it would be close to impossible for cdg to get him. They almost did in Miguel Aleman a while back. The Metros sent the Marines after him, after they had their hands in the Marines getting Gaby, the accountant.. but no luck, almost almost had their way. Having said that R1 no one know what the happened to him, rumors his dead in tampico, reynosa, miguel aleman, guadalajara ect.. All that can be said was that he was not in any of this places, cant kill someone where hes not residing. Can't kill a man and not make a mess or keep it quiet having his personal body guard team with him and they were a lot. Another thing El Chapo and EL Mayo, Templarios, CJNG all this people were supporting CDG because of R1, he has or had close ties to these other cartels, it was not the Metros or the Costilla people that rallied these other cartels to join the alliance. What does this mean? Who knows. Is he dead? Who knows. But he was not killed by CDG, in fact CDG should be worried in my opinion. Someone that knows the ins and out, someone that knows the structure, would be highly highly valuable to CDS ;) or does the CDG think they can fight 3 fronts and against their own that are inside... Just talking nonsense just nonsense

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  42. All of you should be careful of what you think you might know. As you never know who is going to read this and take offense. Just because it says anonymous does not mean they can't track you down...

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