Thursday, May 7, 2020

Operation Boyztown Results in Rare Life Sentence for Methamphetamine Distributor

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Gus  DEA Press Release

OMAHA, Neb. – Between March 2015 and September 2018, the DEA Omaha Division office in cooperation with the Douglas and Sarpy County Sheriff’s Offices, Omaha Police Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska, conducted a complex, multi-jurisdictional investigation into a methamphetamine distribution organization with direct links to Sinaloa, Mexico; Phoenix, Arizona; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sioux City, Iowa; Little Rock, Arkansas and Wichita, Kansas. Operation Boyztown, ended with the arrest and conviction of Jorge Navarrete who received a life sentence for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering in 2019.  Navarette became the first person since 2006 to receive a life sentence in Nebraska for a federal drug crime prosecuted by the District of Nebraska, U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Operation Boyztown involved one wiretap and could not have been accomplished without the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies.  As a result of the investigation, agents seized approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine, three firearms, cocaine, drug ledgers, financial receipts and more than $10,000.

Navarette, a Mexican national illegally residing in Arizona, brokered methamphetamine transactions between Mexico-based cartel operatives and local drug traffickers in Omaha, Iowa and Minnesota. Co-defendants in the case testified that Navarette employed drivers who made at least six trips from Arizona to Omaha, transporting no less than eight to 12 pounds of methamphetamine.  At his sentencing hearing, Navarette was found responsible for distributing at least 48 pounds of methamphetamine.

In addition to the life sentence for distribution of methamphetamine, Navarrete was found guilty of money laundering and two counts of conspiracy to launder money.  The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, then chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, imposed concurrent sentences of 20 years of imprisonment for the money-laundering offenses.

“Cases such as this underscore the urgent need to control our international border with Mexico and the need to remove criminal aliens from the United States,” Omaha Division Special Agent in Charge Richard Salter Jr., said. “Out of the 21 defendants in this investigation, 16 were Mexican nationals and/or U.S. citizens born in Mexico.  All 21 defendants were repeat felony-offenders and repeat drug offenders.  Twenty-five years ago, if you wanted to buy wholesale quantities of drugs at wholesale prices, you had to go to states along the Mexico border to get it.  Today, our country is so infiltrated with Mexican cartel operatives, that you can buy pretty much any drug in any state in the country at fairly cheap prices.”    

Navarrete began serving his time in federal prison on June 15, 2018, and exhausted his appeals on April 8, 2020.

45 comments:

  1. They did my boy dirty lol

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  2. https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/local/crime/article242501236.html

    Did you hear about this chivis

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    1. Amazing that it all stayed intact and not flooded the road as in other cases. anyway I have it posted now...thank you

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  3. Wichita,Ks ? I live here and this is the first time I’ve heard about anything related to this case . Crazy though .

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  4. Good luck breaking/bribing your way out of an American prison. The americans dont mess around no matter who you are. Even el chapo is going to die in prison on U.S. soil.

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    1. He got life he’s never coming so no sheep Sherlock. but chapo still has some appeals left.

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    2. Hillary Clinton, "Hold my beer"

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  5. But he got his corrido!

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  6. Thank you Judge Lauri Smith Camp! Occasionally, the "Good Guys" win. “Cases such as this underscore the urgent need to control our international border with Mexico and the need to remove criminal aliens from the United States,”

    It is worth repeating what Special Agent Richard Salter Jr., said.
    “Out of the 21 defendants in this investigation, 16 were Mexican nationals and/or U.S. citizens born in Mexico. All 21 defendants were repeat felony-offenders and repeat drug offenders...”.
    As a Mexican-American who has lived in various parts of the Southwest United States, I kept insisting that many bilingual bicultural Latinos (mostly Mexican Americans) were integral part of the Mexican narco cartels. The Mexican narco cartels could not exist in their current form without Mexican-American minions. Our Street and prison gangs are just a surface phenomena that ties in with the narco cartels. This is bad enough.
    But at a more sinister level, we have Mexican-Americans involved in many other "legitimate" or "surface" enterprises that are also integral parts of the narco cartels machinery.
    This shameful situation has been mostly ignored as an issue. It is the kind of thing that the media, politicians, and social behavioral scientists seem to avoid.
    Give me a break! Mexican-American and "legal" immigrants exploit their bilingual-bicultural assets "routinely" to profit at the expense of the nation's welfare.
    The issue is, of course, complicated but I put it on the plate in the raw to be examined. Yes, I know, there are many novels, occasionally the media covers my points in "politically correct" kinds of manners.
    When do we reach the: "Ya Basta!" And talk about the huge gorilla in the room?
    Mexico-Watcher

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    1. @12:08 MW I think you wrote that you've been with your wife for several decades so I'm assuming you're an older person and I mean no disrespect about you or your lovely wife.
      I guess you are US born and raised and of mixed ancestry and perhaps more USA POV influenced regarding the USA-MEXICO war, maybe I'm wrong regarding these things about you, but the outcome of that war and subsequent events that keep on happening to this day affect many Mexicanos, me included, as well as USA born Mexicanos/Chicanos who've taken Chicano studies regarding these events from our perspective and have not drank the Kool-aid indoctrinated in basic education.
      Many multinational billion dollar corporations have been founded with illegal monies and yet I don't see anybody "wringing their hands". El mundo da vueltas y yo doy vueltas con el...

      PP Mongo DIPA

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  7. Seems like a mid cap investor at best. Did this man do anything violent to further his ends? Or is selling some sugar to the neighbors and then laundromat investing the proceeds into 'legit' businesses reason enough to throw man in a dog cage for life....life... I dont do, sell nor associate in drugs but I have a hard time with calling our country the greatest country on earth home of the free land of the brave when adults arnt able to even decide what they put in their own bodies..we have laws for when people get out of hand like drunk in public but it just seems gee i dont know a little less than free and brave to have laws like these..help me see another perspective if u have one. Its hard to see it for anything other than what it is, bunch of weak people that are either so on the sado masochism powertrip that putting people in cages par for the course, we may not do drugs ourselves but what does it say about us if we become the enablers of this whole sale puckery? Its not on a war on drugs.. its a war on not just people that do something you dont or the 'other' but also you and your personal freedom keep that in mind at at all times k.. thanks....have a nice day.

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    1. Maybe if you had a family member or close friend addicted to meth you might think differently. This drug can have a huge effect on people and ruin there lives. I'm nott saying that I agree with him getting a life sentence.

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  8. Police in Mexico would let him go for a few pesos

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  9. That's sum bullshit

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  10. Benjamin Arellano Felix 25 years, Osiel Cardenas 25 years, la Barbie 50 years, wtf corrupt ass American Gov!

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    1. Probably no money for a good lawyer. Which means he worked for someone but took the fall

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  11. To live and die in the slammer.

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  12. Meanwhile in Georgia two white men who killed a black unarmed person out for a jog in his own neighborhood are almost free to walk away from murder charges.
    These white men were out commiting a vigilante type act in their neighborhood when they confronted the unarmed suspect who at the time was committing absolutely no crime and ended up killing him claiming self defense when they instigated the whole incident to begin with.
    Now this guy here gets a life sentence for selling shit people crave and ask for.
    This is WHITE America people.
    What looks like fairness is only obvious that is racial of course when it comed to drugs most people will not defend a Latino.

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    1. Of course they will.. dont buy this anti white crap your pushing. How bout these mexicans getting away with everything and catered to because they're illegal. You're being a race baiter. I thought you were above that but apparently not.

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  13. Today's dead of Corona virus in Mexico is 3,288 it's not flattening that's 283 that died in a day.

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  14. We are well on our way to destroying the American tax payers and the whole American gov't. Forty plus years of the war on drugs shows that not one GD thing has got better. We have more drugs at lower prices on our streets than any other time in history. They would have you to believe if only we had a wall this bs would stop, but the educated brain knows Mexico is not the problem. It's us, our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors are the ones paying top dollar for the dope. We refuse to face up to this facts and in doing so has bankrupt us financially, morally.

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    1. Once they are addicted to drugs, it's hard to get them to change, as long as Mexico Cartels, keep illegal drugs coming into the US, people will continue, same as an acholholic always wants to drink and not able to luck the habit.

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    2. A M E N!!!

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    3. So what's the solution to this epidemic?
      Clearly there's a responsibility to stem drug trafficking & consumption by government. Moral and ethical values are constantly being tested.

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    4. damn very true

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    5. You contradict yourself. You say lower prices than any other time in history then say we pay top dollar.

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    6. That's because there is No such thing as a WAR on DRUGS lol if the U.S wanted to stop the flow it WOULD

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    7. Exactly. It just is what it is. No end in site.

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    8. @RiccoPitts: In so many words, I've been saying the same thing, my friend.
      We have a miserable society that cannot is whinny, cannot endure boredom, and is conditioned to be chronically disatisfied. We " sick" and psychoactive street drug our medications.
      Good post, amigo
      Mexico-Watcher

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    9. Wars now a days are not meant to be won... It's an added revenue.

      Business for the elite. How they get rich.

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    10. @ 834am addicts only make up a small percentage of drug users. Bigger problem is failed education system in poor neighborhoods and countries, American culture that promotes drug using/selling while saying how bad drugs are and the lack of employment opportunities for convicts.

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  15. The prison industry executives sure as hell are pissing themselves of pure joy!

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  16. “ approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine, three firearms, cocaine, drug ledgers, financial receipts and more than $10,000”

    Hate to say it but that’s really not much of a haul. We have a guy locally who got caught with 3 pounds 3 months ago and just got caught again with another 10.

    “At least 48 pounds sold”?

    Meth has gotten so abundant that I doubt he made more than $2,000 profit per pound.

    Considering someone like Osiel Cardenas will be out in a few years, with access to millions, this case exhibits anything but justice.

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    1. Sad story but he should have realized what the penalties are for what he was doing. Selling meth isn't worth it for 90% of people the sentences are just too harsh.

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    2. Same thing with crack cocaine in the 80s. Stiffer sentence for those who get caught. Then came the lienenci from activists. Which overturned these sentences for lighter sentences.

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  17. Dude got fucked. A life sentence when Capos our here getting 10-15. Only had 10k that ain’t shit, he didn’t snitch so they fucked him over big time

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  18. 48 pounds for about 1500 each, and he was just a broker. doing life for about 10,000 dollars lol dang. that sucks.

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    1. Penalties for selling meth are harsh but they should be. You don't want that drug being sold by a lot of people. Meth can ruin lives very quickly. The less people willing to take the risk selling it the better.

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    2. Any drug can ruin a life. Some approved by the FDA without any legal action.

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  19. Wichita ks ???? Musta been part of that sweep they did few months back SMH
    Gots to b mo carfull

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  20. Damn. This is a reminder of the Haro family in Nogales, Sonora where the youngest son (I believe) for a life Semtex as well on a conspiracy gig. Burning it’s their good judgment allowed for him to get life for using underage kids to smuggle perico to da U.S. in large quantities. The boy didn’t snitch though, Micah have been Ol’ School. The entire familia went down yo, and no one talked maybes that why life was handed to the homie.

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  21. dea nebraska?
    wow
    feds must be bored or too scared to come to border towns
    life sentence is harsh! must of been under state prosecution guidelines

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    1. ya my buddy got popped going through nebraska with 80k and the dea showed up right away

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