Thursday, October 3, 2019

Feds Bust Mexico to Oregon Drug Ring; 20 Arrested

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: kgw8   
Feds bust Mexico-to-Oregon drug ring; 20 arrested
The drug ring brought $15 million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine to Portland from Mexico.

Portland Oregon:  U.S. authorities said Wednesday they completed drug-trafficking busts in Oregon that involved an international network of couriers, dealers and stash-house operators who smuggled methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine worth about $15 million from Mexico to Portland.
Federal, state and local law enforcement conducted raids and arrested 20 people, U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said. Ten people were already in custody in the case, and 11, including the two suspected top leaders, remained at large after being indicted.

Mexican kingpins smuggled the drugs to two Oregon distributors, who then spread it to stash houses, dealers, couriers and money launderers, authorities said.
On Wednesday afternoon customers arrived at Tienda Mexicana Gonzalez Brothers in Southeast Portland to find it padlocked shut. The quick mart is closed because authorities say the owners were knowingly wiring drug money to Mexico.

Customers were baffled by the money laundering allegations. "They're friendly, nice people, they've always been nice to me", said customer Teresa Holmes. "It's a shock. I had no idea."

The operation “marks one of the largest takedowns of a drug trafficking organization in the history of the District of Oregon,” Williams said. “The very large quantities of drugs trafficked and the possession of firearms will subject many of these defendants to very long prison sentences - up to life.”

At one point, operatives in Portland were filling weekly orders from customers for more than 75 pounds (35 kilograms) of methamphetamine and 55 pounds (25 kilograms) of heroin, he said.

“This amounts to roughly 600,000 individual user doses,” Williams said.


The organization would routinely change the location of stash houses, rotate vehicles and phones, and pay individual couriers to take time off if they were nearing detection by law enforcement, the prosecutor said.

The operation is also accused of shipping guns back to Mexico for use by associates.

Court documents allege the operation involved a sophisticated money laundering scheme that worked out of a Mexican mini-mart in a rundown strip mall next to a marijuana retail store.

Couriers brought drug proceeds there to be wired in small amounts back to Mexico, with the knowledge and consent of its owners, Williams said. In that way, more than $1 million was laundered from drug proceeds in one year alone, he said.

Federal authorities credited the police department in Gresham, Oregon with first bringing the drug ring to their attention. From there, the investigation expanded and lasted more than a year.

Gresham Police Chief Robin Sells said her detectives first learned of the international drug ring through a confidential informant. She declined to provide further details.

50 comments:

  1. I live in Portland. Word on the streets is a CDS connection.

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    1. Wtf? Word on the street? They were michoacanos

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    2. Yea just keep letting these kind of people in our country

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    3. Yea just keep letting these kind of people in our country democrates they only want a job

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    4. There people from Michoacán that work for Sinaloa like El animal and all his family...

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    5. 4:38 mejor que digan que eran CDS, que se quemen. Ya vez el dicho, porque les hagan un corrido se dejan matar los Sinaloas 😆

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    6. Washington and Oregon are a lot of michoacanos

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    7. Gente de michoacan i guanajuato

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    8. CDS? I LIVE IN PORTLAND TOO

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    9. Michoacanos living in peace in Sinaloa and parts of Jalisco to avoid problems in unstable Michoacan nevertheless supported by CDS.

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    10. Michoacán or Zacatecas they seem to be the majority of Mexican immigrants

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  2. Good riddance to them all. Wish they’d go after the pharmaceuticals like this.

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    1. That would never happen

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    2. So ridiculous that pharmaceutical companies are blamed bc doctors over prescribe medication for monetary gain. When used correctly those medications help people

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    3. 9:11 if pharmaceutical Big Pharma were so innocent, they would not be paying half a billion dollar fines and pleading to keep out of trials...

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  3. $15 mil of the $3 billion they make yearly. They won’t be able to survive now. Checkmate cartels!

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    1. Good point.... let's keep things in perspective.

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    2. "they laundered 1 million last year alone"
      --I am not sure your BS would account for the other billions and millions of dollars...

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  4. No mamessss they got more people than drugs lol

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    1. 4:29 pos a guebo!!!
      They aina go messing with the "Los Meros Meros", and the ones caught have usually been there For a Long while.

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  5. I wonder how many people the 35 keys of meth and 25 of h supplied for the week- someone asked this question a while back about LA- how much drugs LA goes through in a week or weekend

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    1. In the Flores bros trial they testified 450 kilos a month just for Chicago alone... LA has a lot of ppl who do blow... I’m sure a 1 ton shipment wouldn’t last long in LA...

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    2. These places are distribution hubs, they do not consume 450 a month in Chicago. Same with LA, if a 1 ton shipment landed it wouldn’t last long because they go to other places in the US

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  6. All because of a snitch smh

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    1. Yes Mitch, SMH.... Santa Monica Hovers?

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    2. Thank God that "snitch" had the balls to report it! Get some of that poison off of the streets that is killing brain cells every day, let alone turning people into criminals by making them steal for their next hit.

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  7. All that profit n not buy better guns... high point is one of the cheapest guns out there..

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  8. This article is just copy of bad news article. Please post copy or link to indictments and court paperwork so we can see the names and court details. For example.. i want to read seizure information of assets by the disgusting little shady mexican corner store owners. That wired money... It just goes to show you all these mexicans are criminals.. Even the "nice ones you dont suspect" witnesses say the store owners were nice....

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  9. It makes you think.. How many other mexican criminals own corner stores here in portland... If they are not cheating welfare they are stealing or doing crime of some sort. Sad how they behave after being aloud into this country.

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    1. Yes ,”aloud”. Sad how some Americans can not speak proper English but want to post ignorant comments like this. You should be aloud to take an English class

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  10. Some fucker is snitching hard...

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    1. Yep and one of the main c I is rite here out of little town in wa next to Olympia wa

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    2. Awesome. I wish I lived in WA. Snitches get riches and Make America Great! All the Mexican gangsters where I live double as snitches and they eat well!

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  11. How much does a pound of meth go for in Losangejes

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    1. Where is that? Depends what continent

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  12. It's rumored in my City that two of the largest Mexican stores are money laundering. Anybody have rumors of the same thing in their city?

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  13. I live in Portland when we’re they arrested and what are there names I can help post there inmate picture because they are public here in Multnomah county

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  14. There goes the gool ol USA down the drain, dam these people are going to destroy everything like doing in Mexico.

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  15. Excellent 👍 catch 20 more going to court and prison sentence. Yippee another good day in America!

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  16. They were some low key guys and would have never got caught if it wasn't for that snitch..

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  17. Orale 20 bad hombres are going to be locked up in de pokey.

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  18. Wont make even a dent in the supply!

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  19. 75% of all inmates are put there by friends and/or family...fact!!!

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  20. Michoacanos anda guanajuatenses mainly in portland and gresham area .

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  21. Americans dont f around theyll put you in prison so long youd take your own life

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  22. $15 million a day? A month? A week? On this single load? It doesn't say.

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  23. There are so . Any other smugglers . This isn't gonna 3ven make a dent

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