Wednesday, March 4, 2020

SoCal: 2,669 pounds of methamphetamine, two kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of tar heroin seized

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS  from DEA Presser



LOS ANGELES -- On Thursday, February 20, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Riverside Office, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team (IRNET) conducted a joint operation targeting a local drug trafficking organization. During the course of their investigation the investigators developed information about a drug stash house in San Bernardino County. A search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence where agents seized 76 pounds of methamphetamine and one kilogram of black tar heroin. While at the residence investigators found information leading to multiple storage units.

The investigators obtained search warrants for the storage units and discovered a total of 1,043 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in one storage unit. The second storage unit contained a full methamphetamine conversion lab with 170 gallons of liquid methamphetamine stored in 34 buckets (five gallons each), which was partially crystalized. Additionally, there was ten pounds of packaged methamphetamine stored in the same storage unit with the liquid. 


The typical conversion rate of seven pounds of crystal methamphetamine per one gallon of liquid methamphetamine, (170 gallons x 7), produces an additional 1,190 pounds of methamphetamine. In total, 1,200 pounds of methamphetamine was seized from the second storage unit. The next day on Friday, February 21, 2020, the third storage unit was searched and yielded 350 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, two kilograms of cocaine, six assault rifles, one pistol, and 2,800 rounds of ammunition.


“Being able to seize and remove this large amount of methamphetamine from our community will definitely save lives, said DEA Special Agent in Charge William Bodner.” “Drug trafficking is not a victimless crime and through our law enforcement partnerships we were able to successfully disrupt the flood of drugs in our area. This seizure signifies we are making an impact in dismantling the drug organizations that corrode the safety of our neighborhoods.”

“The joint operation with our local law enforcement partners and the Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) was a significant move to disrupt and dismantle sizable narcotics trafficking in San Bernardino County,” stated Sheriff John McMahon. “We will continue to target these criminal enterprises that invade our communities and put them out of business.”
This is an ongoing investigation and part of DEA Operation Crystal Shield.

Background on Operation Crystal Shield:

The DEA announced Operation Crystal Shield on February 20, 2020, and will direct enforcement resources to methamphetamine “transportation hubs” — areas where methamphetamine is often trafficked in bulk and then distributed across the country. While continuing to focus on stopping drugs being smuggled across the border, DEA’s Operation Crystal Shield will ramp up enforcement to block their further distribution into America’s neighborhoods. 

DEA has identified eight major methamphetamine transportation hubs where these efforts will be concentrated: Atlanta, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix, and St. Louis. Together, these DEA Field Divisions accounted for more than 75 percent of methamphetamine seized in the U.S. in 2019. Operation Crystal Shield builds on existing DEA initiatives that target major drug trafficking networks, including the Mexican cartels that are responsible for the overwhelming majority of methamphetamine trafficked into and within the United States. From FY 2017 to FY 2019, DEA domestic seizures of methamphetamine increased 127 percent from 49,507 pounds to 112,146 pounds.

26 comments:

  1. Excellent 👍 work, and people complain the DEA does nothing, it's Mexico, that does nothing to curve crime and cartels.

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    1. This bust is nothing....there will be another to take his place in a couple days. Don't forget about the competition. Im sure their stash is just as hefty. Only answer is legalization. DEA is only playing a cat and mouse game that will NEVER end unless full legalization of all drugs is achieved. Come on, man. Look at Prohibition and what problems that birthed. Legalization curbed the voilence. People will forever consume mind altering substances whether legal or not.

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    2. Yeah sure buddy. That’s why we have very little drugs in the USA.

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    3. I doubt meth is a drug people are pushing to legalize. If by chance it did become legal, who would sell and profit from it?

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  2. WoW someone is about to die for this.

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    1. We will see soon another article, lost meth to DEA, 6 heads rolling.

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  3. No to worry, this will not affect the flow or easy availability of drugs on the street. Thank goodness!

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    1. Stupid comment of the thread

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  4. Expect methh to go up in price...

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  5. These guys... they work with both the cartels and the gov. Must be nice to be SEA.. double win everytime!

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  6. That load belonged to Leonel Leon Ochoa, alias "El Leo", CDS plaza boss of Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico.

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    1. How many bosses does Rocky point have? Sonora has alot of heads running around.

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  7. Cheap ass drugs for cheap asa people. Marijuana used to be the cheapest for the pleasure of the cheapest idiots and now its methamphetamine. Never tried any drug in my life. That is for lowlife idiots to say the least.

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    1. Cemento Zapatero 5 000 and monas de guayaba are still almost free.

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  8. Some of you need to return home and find it cleaned out and trashed by crystaleros. Appliances, electronics, money, tools, all gone. Legalization? Yeah like pot. Ask your local PD about the hundreds of complaints they get yearly about LEGAL POT ripoffs.

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  9. those caught are going to do time

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  10. Oh no somebody's gonna get killed. but then again.. if you choose to enter the drug business you choose to accept the risk that comes with it as well

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  11. This is literally just a drop in a bathtub as to what moves in a week here in the IE.
    Net .

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  12. 7lbs per gallon??

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  13. Pawn shops are about to go out of business!!

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  14. Those guns tho 😍😍😍

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  15. They bust these guys and while everyone is distracted,the CIA smuggle drugs through in their planes.

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    1. The truest statement ever made on BB . If they found 2300 lbs of meth that means 10000 lbs just made it over and if you dont believe that then you dont have to, I couldnt really give a F for what you believe. But if you choose to believe the gvrnmnt is not involved you dont to, but history and reality have to figure in at some point and everyone knows history and reality have always been the biggest liars . Always

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  16. 650 true stuff... the 10,000 lbs was flown to the whitehouse and smuggled via tunnels to philly Baltimore and nyc... los ángeles Phoenix and San Fran use alien guided spaceships that are invisible to deliver the products...
    And that’s verdado....

    GC

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