Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Bronx NY: DEA "Operation Getting Paid" Indicts 22 in Heroin/ Fentanyl Ring

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ABC News and BronxNews12
           Alleged Mexican drug trafficker tied to Sinaloa cartel indicted on fentanyl charges

Roberto Gonzalez Franco of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, is charged with two other defendants as a major trafficker, meaning he could get life in prison if convicted.

The alleged Mexican drug trafficker tied to the Sinaloa cartel is among 22 people indicted Wednesday on charges they distributed heroin and fentanyl along a supply route from Mexico to New York.

Twenty-two people have been indicted on charges related to distributing heroin and fentanyl in the Bronx. Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark says three of the defendants are charged with operating as a major trafficker, which carries a maximum of life in prison, if convicted.

The 20-month investigation yielded more than 50 pounds of fentanyl destined for the Bronx and elsewhere in the Northeast.

“This organization allegedly spanned street dealers in the South Bronx to significant suppliers in Mexico linked to the Sinaloa cartel,” Clark said in prepared remarks. “These indictments charge traffickers whose poison kills an average of 20 Bronxites a month.”

According to the investigation, the defendants were part of two different groups that trafficked several kilograms of fentanyl and heroin monthly and sold it in bulk to distributors in the Bronx.

DEA Special Agent Ray Donovan says “Operation Getting Paid” isn’t over yet.“There are loose ends. There are individuals we are still looking for," he says. "Fentanyl is the deadliest threat facing communities nationwide."

District Attorney Clark says 17 of the 22 defendants were arrested – most of them during a takedown on May 28 that yielded drugs and weapons.

"This case provides a bird's eye view of how the Sinaloa Cartel's operation and transportation network brings heroin, fentanyl, and death to New York City doorsteps and users throughout the Northeast," said Raymond Donovan, special agent in charge of the DEA's New York Field Office.

Roberto Gonzalez Franco, of Los Mochis, Mexico, is said to have been the supervisor of the shipment from Mexico to Chicago and is accused of managing the Cicero Hotel transshipment point for the Sinaloa Cartel.

According to the indictment, Gonzlez Franco supplied 50 pounds of fentanyl seized from a hidden compartment in a vehicle as it drove from Chicago en route to the Bronx and other locations.  The source of the fentanyl is believed to have been the Sinaloa cartel.

"This organization allegedly spanned street dealers in the South Bronx to significant suppliers in Mexico linked to the Sinaloa cartel," Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said. "These indictments charge traffickers whose poison kills an average of 20 Bronxites a month."

The investigation began with a probe of drug dealing in the McKinley Houses in the Bronx, where investigators discovered glassines of heroin with the stamp "PAID" and glassines of heroin/fentanyl mix stamped "PRICELESS."
The defendants were part of two different groups that trafficked several kilograms of fentanyl and heroin monthly, the indictment said. The drugs were allegedly sold in bulk to distributors in the Bronx, Philadelphia, Albany and other cities in the Northeast and wound up on the streets in $10 and $20 packets.

Gonzalez Franco, the Mexican suspect, has a visa that allowed him to travel 75 miles from the southern border, but investigators claimed he actually traveled all over the country to set up distribution networks.

One of the dealers who was supposed to be charged in the case died of heroin intoxication.

17 comments:

  1. Excellent more criminals off the street. US takes the contraband and the suspects. Not like in Mexico, they take the loot, but no arrests made. It is no wonder people getting killed everyday.

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    1. 9:02 but its ironic that the US takes both but the US is the also the biggest drug consuming country..

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    2. FYI people get killed and die of drug use in the good ol USA every second every minute. And the war on drugs

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    3. Mexico Marina's are famous for that, they take the drugs, give warning for suspects to leave the place.

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  2. Real Mofos..Bronx have the strongest gangsters and drug dealers in NY

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    1. Real losers

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    2. Brooklyn's Most Wanted, the top 100 Criminals, Crooks and Creeps From the Land of the Kings. by Craig McGuire
      I am sure these guys were not into eating their rivals, but some were into making them ground meat.

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    3. This guy sounds like he dated a few dealers from NY 9:04am.

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    4. Lol Realy? Wanna say that brooklyn mofos much more az ughtough than bronx

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    5. Lol Realy? Wanna say that brooklyn mofos much more tough than bronx dudes??

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  3. Cds keep getting captured, too much singing going on...

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  4. Gente del CP1.... Puro mochis!

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  5. Sinaloas get no respect now that everyone knows they like to point the finger
    Not even government likes them now
    lots of people switched to work for cjng now too

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  6. My uncle was a mule for the Colombians during the 90s and some of 00s. The Colombians would say that the Mexicans weren't reliable with loads specially in the US. He was in charged of delivering some of the load in KATY TX, making stops throughout ATL and finally NY.

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    1. I have a colombian friend whose family got rich off white. They said the Mexicans were always suckers for women and anytime a deal fell apart with them it's cause a bitch was involved

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    2. 6:28 in the case of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a Colombian was involved, and his 26 tons of cocaine he had in a 'wharehause', Don Castor Ochoa "El Gordo", whose body was not even claimed from Cd Juarez SEMEFO, but revenge was claimed.
      El Chapo did not traffick in women either, puro Colombia, he was the MAN to trust, along with CD Guadalajara and el Mayo, El Azul, but EL negro Durazo was a killer, he would chop off ten heads and throw the Colombians corpses in the sewers, in one night, then blame other drug traffickers, now another Durazo is in charge of the Public Security of Mexico, he hails from Sonora too, you better watch your stashes.

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  7. @902 the game is like a haircut on a good set of hair. there wouldnt be enought prisons to hold everyone in the game.

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