Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Operation Smack Dragon Busts CJNG Cell in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: TulsaWorld y Vanguardia
Operation Smack Dragon sniffs out Mexican cartel trafficking heroin in Tulsa, Oklahoma and produces 29-person indictment.

Operation Smack Dragon snagged 24 arrests Tuesday in a drug-trafficking ring tied to a Mexican cartel that authorities believe distributed about 2 kilograms of heroin a week in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

U.S. Attorney Trent Shores made the announcement in a news conference at the Northern District of Oklahoma offices in Tulsa, unsealing a 73-count indictment against 29 individuals. Five defendants reportedly remain at large either in Mexico or elsewhere.

As search and arrest warrants were carried out Tuesday, law enforcement agencies reportedly seized 3 kilograms of heroin, $150,000 in drug proceeds, two firearms and four vehicles.

“We definitely created a void in the supply of heroin within Tulsa for the time being,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-Lyn McCormick. “We’re not resting on that. However, we think with the individuals who have been targeted through this operation that it’s certainly going to have an impact on the supply of heroin in our community.”


McCormick, the case’s lead prosecutor, said the multiagency operation began in 2017 after investigators obtained information from individuals considered to be members with direct contact to the organization — the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in Mexico, ie CJNG.

The defendants were reportedly in and around Tulsa’s city limits, as well as other nearby communities.

Shores said four of the defendants were unlawfully in the U.S. The first defendant identified in the indictment, Stille Giovanni Gutierrez Vivanco, 34, led the drug-trafficking operation, Shores said.

“He had lieutenants, so to speak, here in Tulsa who operated as ‘cell heads,’” Shores said. “This organization’s clear hierarchy allowed it to be run from Mexico but to be executed here on the streets and in the neighborhoods of Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

The “cell heads” originally are from Mexico but lived in Tulsa, Shores said. The criminal organization would smuggle heroin across the border to storage locations in Tulsa to be distributed not just in Tulsa but throughout the U.S.

A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday.

The Tulsa “cell heads” allegedly included Jose Garcia, 36, and Edson Garcia-Velasquez, 25. Norman Fabian Huerta Avalos, 36, allegedly served various capacities, including coordinating assignments and serving as dispatch.

The other defendants were listed in the indictment with no identifying information other than first and last names and sometimes only nicknames. Other identifying information such as ages and cities of residence were not provided.

Officials declined to identify the five who remain at large, but noted the investigation is ongoing and more indictments are possible.

“We do anticipate that there will be other individuals that we’ve already identified as part of this initial indictment that will be charged in Tulsa County by District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler,” Shores said. “As we noted, there are a number of tiers to this organization. There are a number of individuals involved. To operate a continuing criminal enterprise of this extent involves a number of people.

“Twenty-nine defendants is no small indictment. That is one of the larger indictments that you will see, certainly here in the Northern District of Oklahoma.”
The Drug Enforcement Agency and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations led Operation Smack Dragon. Partner agencies were the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, the Oklahoma State Attorney General’s Office, the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

Mexican authorities consider the Jalisco New Generation cartel, led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes , known as "El Mencho," as the country's largest criminal organization above the Sinaloa cartel, weakened by the fall of its leader, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
The United States Government offers $10 million dollars for the head of CJNG, "El Mencho".

36 comments:

  1. Can't believe the drug war rethoric they use:

    “We definitely created a void in the supply of heroin within Tulsa for the time being,”


    Suuuure 3 kilos lost will provoke a vacuum.

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    1. It will, for like 6 days maybe a week at most.

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    2. 11:18 it does provoke a vacuum, it sucks BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars from the US government budget for the buddies of the warriors and themselves, all paid instantly on their direct deposit accounts for Corporate Welfare Queens.
      Blaming La Mencha for the Heroin helps demonize him too when it can't be clearly blamed on anybody else.

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    3. How many junkies do you think 3 kilos of week fed?

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    4. The point here is the number arrested. Tulsa is a "Hub".

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    5. Never implicating nor indicting pharmaceutical companies for their participation and demise.

      E42

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    6. Trent Shores is one short mathaphaka, even standing on a tall step, it means he hates tall good looking drug fraffickers, there will be trouble. But he may be sympathetic to El Chapo.

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  2. And yet with a 10 million dollar bounty for Mencho. He still reigns free to continue.
    It's sad to say that law enforcement from the US has remained senile to his apprehension. Why is that?
    Wondering if Israelis espionage and technology are sophisticated than ours? Or rather more qualified to make a difference?

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    1. He has had surgery, to make look like a normal pheasant. That's why it's hard to find him.

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    2. Like I said it in the past, he has the green light from USA. Everything that goes up will come down sooner than later, he has family in the Bay Area that launder their proceeds here

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    3. They’ll get Mencho like the got chapo and then other dudes

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    4. The Israelis have the technology and the hacks, but no reason to kick their feed bucket.
      On the other hand, uzbek Jewish in the Red Mafiya with a history of imprisonment in Siberia, have a relationship with Israel's authoritarian gangsters in government and influential American businessmen and personalities hungry and greedy enough to sell their country for uno, dos, tres, muchos millones de dolares!!!

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    5. 11:21 10 million dollar bounties are bones for private contractors that decide when to collect, their two or three thousand dollars a day don't go too far with them foreign mercenaries. They had to let El Chapo go to collect twice on his captures.
      I think they know el chapo has no money, or they would have tortured and waterboarded his ass until they got every penny, or they are really muy pendejos.

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  3. Oh no CJNG, trying to take over the US state to sell drugs. What next..kidnapping on US soil.

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    1. Soon they will kill babies in good old USA.

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    2. They’ve been doing this. First LA and Chicago. They are moving into NYC as we speak. Once they get hip to Dayton and Cincy, they will be deep in the Midwest.

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    3. Wait until they start dismembering people in US.

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  4. Cjng are everywhere, rininda me of cds like 10 years back

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    1. Deep in the LA scene !

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    2. CAF is deeper

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    3. Hahaha keep dreaming cartel nuthuggers xD

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  5. Hilarious operation name. So subtle.

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    1. You would enjoy Operation Black Teeth,
      aka "Operacion Dientes Negros"

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  6. Put the evil bastards away . Smack em in their ass

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  7. always kinda weird to see all kinds of indictments with such little product. give sir Bronn 5 good men and they can be moving 100s of bricks a week.

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  8. Man the company I work for is based out of Tulsa

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    1. So what's the big deal sunny boy.

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    2. 1:53 Man! They are crooks!
      You better watch your ass, under the RICO ACT you are part of the criminal enterprise and probably the boss.

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  9. As I’ve said before, MEXICANS can NOT be trusted!

    For every 1 good one there’s 20000 bad ones!

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    1. @7:34 where are u from? Don’t trust Mexicans.. who do you think watches all of the white kids? Who cooks your food? Who shows up to work EVERY DAY w out complaining.. go back to ur tweek pipe holmes, u mad cuz nobody got love for your Honduras.. hahah

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  10. Glad to see Tulsa finally made borderland beat!!
    I've read this blog for five years now and I live in tulsa.

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  11. Cjng killing babies. Anyone caught with connections should be put down.

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  12. I live in Tulsa and did not know this was goin oon

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  13. Oh man that's it for cjng!! Good job guys smh lol fucken clowns major blow to cartel hahaha let's shed some light for the blind..when they say direct link to mexican cartel this is how they mislead the public and pat their own backs..that direct link could be anything and nothing...it could be 1 guy has a relative that might be an associate of a cartel..or a girl in the indictment may have communication with some guy out there with links to the cartel..it doesnt mean they were necessarily part of the cartels operation..these guys could just be independent and by the amount of weight they seized I would say that's the case!! Way to exaggerate and mislead the people fellas congrats...

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  14. People in the Heartland of America so drug hungry. The attraction to this doped up lifestyle mystifies me. A sad testimony of the times we live in.

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    1. Uhhhh, America has been getting doped up since it’s inception. This ain’t nothing new

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