Friday, June 5, 2015

Sinaloa Cartel:680 lbs of cocaine found in Victorville-Santa Fe Springs Calif. bust

Lucio R Borderland Beat materail republished from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune
San Bernardino Sun and L.A. Impact
Five people were arrested and nearly 700 pounds of cocaine seized in what officials on Thursday called the largest cocaine bust in the state in recent memory, spanning from the Inland Empire to Los Angeles County.

Officials seized 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of cocaine during a traffic stop in Victorville on Tuesday evening, which led them to a house in the 11400 block of Charlesworth Road in Santa Fe Springs. That’s where investigators seized 256 kilos (570 pounds) of cocaine on Wednesday.

Three people were arrested during the traffic stop and two were arrested at the home in Santa Fe Springs, all with alleged ties to the Sinaloa Cartel, an international drug-trafficking and organized crime group based in Mexico.

This is one of the biggest ones I’ve seen in many years,” said Carlos Mendoza, deputy director for the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task (IMPACT) Force.

The bust was the culmination of a month-long investigation by L.A. IMPACT, a multi-agency team made up of officers and agents from numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Eligio Alvarez Manriquez, 24, Jose Manuel Lopez, 22, and Cintia Ferro Barazza, 24, all of Victorville, were arrested Tuesday and Eddie Perez, 41, (at left) and Jose Garcia Samano, 39, (below right)both of Santa Fe Springs, were arrested Wednesday, Mendoza said.

“These people we arrested are very well trusted” in the cartel, Mendoza said. “You don’t just give away 300 kilos to someone to hold on to, so these people have good connections in the cartel.”

Detectives with the task force were monitoring the Santa Fe Springs area when they witnessed a drug
exchange in a strip mall Tuesday, Mendoza said.

They followed a vehicle and California Highway Patrol officials pulled it over on Highway 395 in Victorville, near the Hesperia border in San Bernardino County. Authorities found about 110 pounds of cocaine inside the vehicle. The three adults were booked into San Bernardino County jail on $5 million bail and a child was placed in protective custody.

“From there he (the dealer) would have distributed it to other lower-level dealers,” Mendoza said. “So it could have gone anywhere in the country.”



The traffic stop led investigators to a home in Victorville but no drugs were found, he said. However, further information pointed officials to the Santa Fe Springs home, where the 563 pounds of cocaine was found in the garage. In addition to the two adults booked into L.A. County jail on $5 million bail, one woman was released and three children were taken into protective custody, Mendoza said.

Lopez was charged with possession with the intent to sell and transport of a controlled substance; Manriquez was charged with possession with the intent to sell and transportation of cocaine; Barazza was charged with possession with the intent to sell. Perez and Samano were charged with possession with the intent to sell.

The cocaine found in Santa Fe Springs and Victorville had a combined street value of $35 million, Mendoza said.

The cocaine has been linked to the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, however, Department of Justice spokeswoman Michelle Gregory said she does not believe those arrested are members of the cartel; instead she believes they are associates of the group.

“It’s never typically directly the cartel,” she explained. “These people that were bringing the drugs up in the U.S. appear to have ties to the cartel.”

On Thursday, residents in the area said there was little trouble at the property and few signs of the clandestine activities allegedly taking place inside what officials called a “stash pad.”

Several neighbors said the home had been vacant for a year, possibly in foreclosure, but that two men had moved into the house about two or three months ago.

There was remodeling going on at the property, so residents didn’t think much of it. They said the residents of the home kept to themselves. One neighbor said he saw someone who played with their children there.

“I’m glad I didn’t go over” to meet them, said Maria Frias, who has lived on the street for four years. “After hearing what was going on there.”

Manriquez, Lopez and Barazza are scheduled to appear at Victorville Superior Court at 12:30 p.m. today. Perez and Samano are scheduled to appear at Downey Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. today.
Suspects Perez and Garcia with their attorney and interpreter 
In Court Today:

Two men arrested at what authorities called a Santa Fe Springs “stash pad” for an international drug-trafficking cartel claimed innocence in a courtroom on Friday.

A judge will have to review the source of any bail money submitted on behalf of Eddie Perez, 41, and Jose Garcia Samano, 39, who were being held on $5 million bail each.

Judge David Fields set a preliminary hearing for the pair on June 17

The two men were wearing blue short-sleeve shirts and pants but were not handcuffed as they casually talked to each other, another defendant and an attorney before their arraignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Friday afternoon. Both men used Spanish-language interpreters during the hearing.

Eligio Alvarez Manriquez, 24, Jose Manuel Lopez, 22, and Cintia Ferro Barazza, 24, were scheduled to be arraigned Friday at a Los Angeles court but district attorney’s officials could not verify that late Friday afternoon.

District attorney’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said she did not know when Manriquez, Lopez and Barazza would be arraigned.

Perez and Samano live in Santa Springs while the three other suspects are from Victorville.

Perez’s attorney, Guadalupe Valencia, who was represented in court by attorney Jason Ronis, noted his client pleaded not guilty but declined to comment on the case because he hasn’t seen the evidence.

“I have not seen any of the discoveries yet but I understand it’s a very serious complaint,” Valencia said in an email.



82 comments:

  1. El Mini Lic wont like this buts. Heads are going to roll Damaso special forces roosters and ak47 those guys are no laughing matter

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Relax man u act like u really know it's from mini lic u really must be a mini lic cheerleader

      Delete
    2. Ya mamaselas a los special forzes pues mija

      Delete
    3. I think u mean el licensiado (don't know how to spell) el mini lic is the son n he prob just a spoiled little bitch

      Delete
    4. He's no spoiled Lil bitch I'll tell you that...you don't get to were he is by being a spoiled Lil bitch .

      Delete
    5. El mini lic is a money launderer, his father moves weight

      Delete
    6. Exactly...mini lic doesn't do shit but wash money....he ain't shit.

      Delete
  2. There are going to be some very upset people all the way down the line on this one. How would you just stumble upon a drug exchange this large in some mall parking lot? It sounds to me that the cops must have had a little bird telling them where to be to see this exchange.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ... or there is so much of it that they sell it to anyone fronting the cash
      ... or they have deal giving one of the high ranking officials in IMPACT the bounty he desperately needs for his career and the future of the IMPACT team
      ... or a rival cartel got wind of it and sang to the cops

      The possibilities are many and only one thing is for sure: this bust will not make even a dent in the supply of the amount, the quality or the price of coke on the streets (at least it never has in the past and there have been many big busts all over the country/world and it has never made a difference).

      Delete
  3. Damn CDS falling off...sloppy, sloppy,sloppy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. look at it this way... this is one of many stash houses...... ALL OVER THE USA.

      Delete
  4. Where were they delivering the coke to? Because by the looks of it, they were leaving towards Nevada with it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sherlock Holmes?......

      Delete
    2. Los Angeles has always been the main hub for the Sinaloans wether that's CDS, CAF and their associates. Chicago was Chapos main hub not CDS as a whole.

      Delete
  5. First of all they snitched on them self, second these guys are paisias that's there style SLOPPY. Third how many millions for 306 math doesn't add up. Last put not least there from SNITCHALOA!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'll tell you what the real thing is guys when Vincent zambada through the US government under the bus all ties were cut and everything that the us government has known that has known going on is being shut down it's like punishment for them blowing their cover don't bite hand that feeds you my father is a señor dea agent this is dinner table chat

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Señor DEA agent? No mames lol

      Delete
    2. Another undercover cartel intelligence officer. LOL

      Delete
    3. Why do the people of sinaloa continue to ignore that Zambada snitched the shit out of them and they continue to hail him? Y luego dicen que muerte a los traidores pero siguen queriendo al traidor mas grande de su cartel

      Delete
    4. It's only a matter of time before the Chinolas go after dea agents themselves especially the crooked ones. Cartels keep they're hands off the government agents when they're working together. If that's not the case anymore the empire(s) will strike back eventually.

      Delete
    5. Two words cartelbnuthugger..Delta Force.

      Delete
  7. The article says the accused aren't Sinaloa Cartel members. Given that the drugs already crossed the border into the U.S., there's a good chance they were confiscated from wholesale customers, not the Cartel. Sinaloa don't care as long as they get paid.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Y sigue rifando la federacion a un pendejo no se le confia el producto en toneladas por eso un mugroso liniero muerto de hambre que se dedican a extorciones y femicidias nunca le va llegar a Sinaloa. Siguen rodeados en los terrenos de los contras cumpliendo el dever, se junto el joto jl con los lacras zetas y no pudieron. todavia ay gente y lo saben recuerda que la gente del pacifico todavia rifa a lo alto pendejos

    ReplyDelete
  9. Who keeps pushing work still jajajajajajaj haters all you wish sinaloa will die they will never die Haters keep wishing get a job or something to get some money so you guys be happy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No one wants them to die, just to do their job like men, sin andar soplando, agarense los huevos cabrones

      Delete
    2. eventually Sinaloa will fall, every cartel rises and falls, ase poco sinaloa rifaba pero ahora.le llego su tiempo, another cartel will rise and later will fall, its a cycle a todos les sale el sol

      Delete
    3. It will fall but never die

      Delete
  10. I remember from back in the 90s, the feds would never intercept an Arellano shipment. Those guys worked like ghosts. My buddy from Long Beach always had that top shelf lavada connect. He used to say " yup it comes straight from that Tijuana Company at the border". those good ol days are long gone.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These were definately not CAF, they dont move this much weight anymore

      Delete
    2. aqui en Long Beach aun hay mucho movimiento, but its not one dominant group, theres a piece of the pies for everybody

      Delete
    3. Yup caf died such a shame though......those were the original culiacan days con jcc y toda la bola!!!

      Delete
  11. The lawyers are top federal guys out of San Diego, Jason Ronis is Jan Ronis' son....Jan Ronis was barred from representing Benjamen Arellano Felix, because he may have been called as a witness, his ties to the Arellano family go back 25 years.

    Someone hired these people for them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. got any more infor on the two lawyers I hear there the best out of san diego??

      Delete
    2. is this connected to the operatio0n narco polo?? any body got more info??

      Delete
  12. Si duda alguna los capos de sinaloa mueven toneladas de drogas a USA esto no es nada parceros para el tal mayo esto es como quitarle un dollar , saludos de medillen colombia socios

    ReplyDelete
  13. What sort of retainer do guys like that charge do you know?

    ReplyDelete
  14. CDS still strong!.. Thru bust after bust!.. Still movin tons... Yet mfs say CDS is fallin... No certain mfs gettin busted... But the corporation stands!.. CDS is ran by 3families... Zambada's, Guzman's, & Salazar's... Billion dolla corporation ain't goin nowhere... To much $$$ & power!..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The industry is what doesnt go anywhere, thecorporations do. The names and locations change, the industry remains the same. CAF was once the most powerful, Jusrez the same and now not anymore. Golfo was once dominant on the area of the gulf a no, Zetas were once the biggest not any more, familia was once highly respected valio madre, CT was influential what hapened? sinaloa is strong and respected but it is not what it was 2 years ago, the new bosses cant be compared with the real ones, No one fears Sinaloa as before, no one wanted to get on CDS bad side now no one gives a fuck. Sinaloa will fall sooner or later and another cartel will be dominant but same shit that cartel will also fall and another cartel will rise. The way things are going there will not be another big cartel just alliances of smaller regional cells. Andyou can see that with cds,its many cells.zambadas guzman lopez they all are their own empire not onebig one. That article even said it, these people were not directly involved with CDS.

      Delete
    2. STFU Bwoy. What are you making out of it?

      Delete
    3. Your dumb ass fuck, and quit listening to corridos cuz they do their job and fill ur pea brain with the wronv info haha, if you know whats up , sinaloa doesnt control cali pendejo, the jail controls cali dumbass

      Delete
    4. Sinaloa has controlled cali since the original pobladores de los angeles.......1780's......those first settlers came from sinaloa and sonora.....sinaloa goes hand in hand with califas

      Delete
  15. Eligio, Jose, Cintia, Eddie, Jose. What boring names. What's the matter with these guys? Don't they know they should have glorious nicknames?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Keep this roach poison coming up north mi raza remember this shit is not for you its to reclaim our tierra we must take over the economy while other razas are high and pendejo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Put the crack pipe down menso

      Delete
    2. De seguro eres un chicano de la carcel lmao

      Delete
    3. Que pendejo te oyes Ponte a travajar huevon deja de decir tonteras de tu Tierra asde andar bien chuky

      Delete
  17. Santa Fe Springs Swapmeet is the place to be on Friday nights n Saturday Sundays afternoon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 10:18AM
      Ha, remember back in the day when instead of Santa Fe Springs it was called La Mirada Swapmeet, heard they rebuilt the street overpass.
      -Junius

      Delete
    2. They did totally different now :) fwy expansion.

      Delete
  18. just another day in panama, nothing but haters

    ReplyDelete
  19. Its plain to see who is always moving and has no trouble with source,CDS.50/250 key of white,same amounts in brown and these busts are the ones you hear about.Broken down for safety,how many make it?
    CDS supply every motherfucker,and all that about CJNG being all over Europe is pure shit..Remember where CDS.Chino was caught?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. and Chino was smart enough to have a packet of crystal meth in his pocket like for personal use

      Delete
    2. I doubt it, Coke is processed inColombia not Mexico, this was originally a colombians druglord and if you know how trafficking works he sold it to a Mexican boss, who then sold it to a cell in the border, that person sold it to a regional boss in LA, and he was gonna sell it to regional bosses around the US,it just gets sold across the nation being broken down people have to get paid on the way being transported, The only one who had a loss was the dealer in California, the ones in mexico and colombia dont care they already got paid

      Delete
    3. Not necesarily, these drugs can belong to different big players in the west coast and it may have gotten seized at a hub. Most of the times they bring these keys in by the tons and have them divided into different stash houses and from there to major players in the entore US. Its not like these guys put the order in for the amount they want and then colombians make it and mexicand transport it. Someones in mexico is angry and lost money on this load

      Delete
    4. U nailed it right on the money well said

      Delete
  20. Those guys are all done. They will never see the streets again, probably at least looking at 40 years. Wonder if that little bit of money the smugglers were going to get paid was worth spending the rest of their lives in a federal prison.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Crazy how young some of them are (22, 24 and 24). Their lives are pretty much over. They'll get out of jail when they are older, won't be able to get a good job and will more than likely eventually go back to selling drugs to make ends meet.

      It's definitely not worth it but I don't think many people who sell drugs think they'll get caught.

      Some know they will eventually but simply don't care or plan on snitching to get a lower sentence. Sad but true.

      Delete
  21. I heard from a friend in Culican this shipment belonged to Ismael Zambada Garcia, "El Mayo". Heads are about to roll!

    ReplyDelete
  22. They say every shipment that gets confiscated belongs to cds, you know they just assume it's theirs but i'm sure not all the bust are cds. you have to be a dumb sack of shit to believe that lol

    ReplyDelete
  23. These guys about to do 20-30 years unless they flip while chino antrax, JT, El Niño Vicente zambada, Serafin zambada, albino Quintero meraz, el gil caro, and about a dozen other huge players are all doing about 10 years....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't forget about the Flores brothers. The fact they got only 14 years for all the weight they moved is ridiculous.

      There are guys who have moved a lot less and snitched and they are still going to end up doing more time than those two rats.

      Delete
    2. ... Yes, But The Flores Brothers Have A Permanent Death Sentence ... It Will Not Be Fun For Them Looking Over Their Shoulders EveryDay/Week/Hour/Minute/Second Until They Meet The Grim Reaper ...

      Delete
  24. Looks like the load came through Mexicali, and took back highways up to Victorville, which was probably their temp/mini stash house for loads. Then they would bring larger quantities SOUTH ON THE HWY to the larger Santa Fe Springs stash house. Cops are less likely to suspect large quantities of drugs moving south.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I wonder what the meaning of "Empresa Fix" is for. It says that on most of the Keyes in the vid.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I believe it reads, "Empresa Flx" possibly meaning "Felix"

      Delete
    2. It actually says 'Empressa Fly' not 'Fix'..... Empessa means busisness, and fly could mean move quickly. So, Move Quickly.. perhaps???

      Delete
  26. En Tijuana o cualquier ciudad de frontera llega en pasta o liquido, la terminan y cortan.

    ReplyDelete
  27. It seems like most of the people commenting in here actually transported the drugs themselves , they seem to know everything about this drug bust , dam man !!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Excellent! The War on Drugs has been won.

    ReplyDelete
  29. EMPRESSA FLX= ( FELIX)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. EMPRESSA FLY. Look closer!!!!!!!!!!!!1

      Delete
  30. Good
    Only way to really hurt..Cartels is to legalize this crap.
    if people wanna fuck themselves over..go head..get high.
    Ill make a profit, while you ruin your life.
    People all over need to learn to point fingers..lets all snitch.

    Mr.213

    ReplyDelete
  31. ITS EMPRESSA FLY..... Whats that mean???? Its doesnt say fix, so FELIX makes no sense. Not saying that it wasnt theirs.

    ReplyDelete
  32. EMPRESA Fly.. maybe LFM. Look up the meanings of the word Fly in spanish

    ReplyDelete
  33. This is a small piece of the pie. There are tons of coke around the country in stash houses and warehouses. These guys did a sloppy job delivering in a strip mall. And, there probably was a rat in their inner circle. Not the smartes group to move the shit. Heads are gonna roll. Pendejos!

    ReplyDelete
  34. From location & $imple package I say old school mayo load he's got a rat or hater 2 rid of 4 this!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. You guys are only half right. What about the American agencies that allow certain loads to make it across the border? What about Operation fast and furious? There are US officials that are in bed with the cartels. You think it's Mexico vs US? Better wake up! It's people with money, using people without to make even more money. There playing everyone here. Obama was using fast and furious as a way to gain leverage on gun control. He used his exutive power to prevent the release of details related to the operation. Now are you seeing how this works out for corrupt officials and the cartels? What the fuck were high ranking dea agents having private meetings in Mexico with the attorney that helped the Cinoloa cartel? These guys are partners. Some agents admitted to this. Two admitted to being paid 250k each by the Cartel. What's sad is these young kids think they will find protection from the cartels if they push the drugs. In the end the only protection they get is from the others that are in their same position. To Guzman and other leaders their a replaceable pawn. Same goes for low level law enforcement. They are pawns for high ranking corrupt officials. They do the dangerous and dirty work while the others sit back and get paid. This was most likely a planned operation aimed at keeping local law officials thinking they are actually doing something.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Ese my perez a toda madre nos aliviano de a madre en el 5100 de la carcel de los angeles saludos ese compa es paisa a mucho orgullo y me enseño un chingo de cosas y algo tengan por seguro ese cabron no raja por ni madres y bueno ahi alrato les cuento lo de mas alla por sinaloa

    ReplyDelete
  37. BIG DEAL ,they took this small shipment while others bring a ton of two of the same shit, Sinaloa ruled world wide fuck all the mafia .Mexico and Sinaloa Cartel are the real Bosses of this Business Company

    ReplyDelete

Comments are moderated, refer to policy for more information.
Envía fotos, vídeos, notas, enlaces o información
Todo 100% Anónimo;

borderlandbeat@gmail.com