Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Seattle: Nineteen indicted in CJNG cartel-connected drug trafficking conspiracy

Chivis Martinez    Borderland Beat  DOJ Thank You, Twitter follower:

Organization tied to CJNG cartel smuggled and distributed meth and heroin




Seattle - Fifteen people were arrested today throughout the Puget Sound region and in California following an 18-month investigation of a drug trafficking organization tied to the CJNG cartel in Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  The defendants arrested today made their initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

“This cartel is known as a violent and prolific drug trafficking group.  I commend the DEA-led task force for taking a bite out of its drug distribution and money laundering networks,” said U.S. Attorney Brian Moran.  “Over the course of this investigation law enforcement seized more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and ten pounds of heroin, and agents and officers continued their work despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

 “The South Sound Streets are safer today with the removal of this violent criminal ring that pushed heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl into our communities,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Keith Weis.  “Without question the critical partnership between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies made today’s effort possible and ultimately benefits the public’s safety.”

“The results of this operation are a clear example of what can be achieved through HSI’s partnership with state, local and federal law enforcement agencies,” said Eben Roberts, acting special agent in charge HSI Seattle.”  I commend all of the agents, officers and analysts involved in this operation. Their dedication resulted in the removal of massive amounts of narcotics from our community, the disruption of an extremely dangerous supply chain and undoubtedly saved numerous lives.”
The indictment charges conspiracy, possession, attempted possession and distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, as well as a money laundering conspiracy.  These are the nineteen defendants named in the grand jury indictment:
Alan GOMEZ MARENTES; 35, Los Angeles, California, and Tukwila, Washington Juan Antonio GONZALEZ CARRILLO; 31, Gardena, California Luis MAGANA RAMIREZ; 32, Fife, Washington Jose Elias BARBOSA CEBALLOS; 35,  Port Orchard, Washington Jose Daniel ESPINOZA; 33,  Renton, Washington Estefhany COREA MENDOZA; 27,  Burien, Washington Adrian IZAZAGA MARTINEZ; 29, Kent, Washington Jorge MONDRAGON; 24, Kent, Washington Benjamin FUENTES; 28, Renton, Washington Luis ZAVALZA SANCHEZ; 31, Seattle, Washington Alysha Marie JONES; 27, Shelton, Washington Armando FIERRO PONCE; 26, Renton, Washington Amanda MEYER; 35, Kent, Washington Michael WOOD; 45, Port Orchard, Washington Luis CASTILLO BARRAGAN; 32, Kent, Washington Efrain LUNA RODRIGUEZ; 21, Maywood, California Julian PINEDA CASILLAS; 33, Victorville, California Blanca MEDINA; 36, Los Angeles, California, and Tukwila, Washington Ruth GOMEZ MARENTES; 34, Kent, Washington
In all, fifteen search warrants were served in the Puget Sound region, and four were served today in California.  Today alone, agents seized: twenty pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, 200 fentanyl pills, nine firearms, and more than $250,000 in cash.  Previously, during the investigation, law enforcement seized more than 100 pounds of meth, various quantities of cocaine, heroin, 1500 fentanyl pills, and six firearms.

This was an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation, providing supplemental federal funding to the federal and state agencies involved.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Tacoma Resident Office in partnership with Tahoma Narcotics Enforcement Team (TNET), Kent Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, SeaTac Police Department, Thurston County Narcotics Team (TNT), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  In addition, to the agencies listed above, these law enforcement agencies assisted in the investigation and/or with arrests and search warrants executed today:  DEA Seattle Special Response Team, Valley Narcotics Enforcement Team, Valley SWAT, Pierce County SWAT, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, Bremerton Special Operations Group, King County SWAT, King County Sheriff’s Office Metro, Burien Police Department, Auburn Special Investigations Unit, FBI Seattle, FBI SWAT,  FBI Portland Tactical and TNET, which is comprised of Tacoma, Lakewood, Auburn, Kent, Bonney Lake and Puyallup Police Departments, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Department of Corrections.  The investigation was supported by the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).




Read indictment here

28 comments:

  1. I thought they fired all police

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    1. So long as the elite and rich continue to live in the big cities, the cops aren’t going anywhere. Don’t be fooled.

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  2. Animo compadres!
    Los americanos barely make any dents in our narcotraffiking operations! Enjoy this DEA cuz it’s the most you’ll ever get!

    Caballero de Jalisco🏴‍☠️🇲🇽

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    1. 1:58 ok then keyboard narco..🤦😂🖕

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    2. No mames. How’s Menchito doing? And his daughter tambien lol

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    3. You should watch your Big mouth I happen to friends with RUEBEN.

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  3. The War on Drugs is futile.

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  4. I know a guy on this list....went to school with my brother. Would never of suspected.

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  5. But this doesn't happen in the USA.

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  6. Wait until they get the Big Boys of this Gang in Santa Barbara and San Fransico Then we are talking about some big scores ..

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    1. USA has to move forward as a country, they can't keep stalling forever on drugs and drug dealers. Put em down like dogs and move on OR open the floodgates and legalize everything.

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    2. The ones running SF coke aren’t Mexican

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  7. I Live in Seattle and this is was big bust not that big it’s litteraly everywhere

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  8. Blue boys are doing their job but enter the Dem judicial system where everyone gets a slap and then they're free

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    1. You mean Mexico, where it's a revolving door for criminals.

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    2. Mexico is worse but the entire US West Coast is softer than a furry when it comes to law & order

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    3. 9:06 there are some indicted criminals in the US Whites' House too,
      but nobody can do crap about it...

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  9. Unfortunately Democratic run states will free them in no time..

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  10. why arent the police defunded yet in that libtard state. Oh wait

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  11. there is a big need to redefine the objectives of police. been reading BB since it started, BdN when it was posts by locals for and to advise other locals of possible trouble in their respective areas. is there anyone else here who has been watching this terrible movie called the war on shrugs and still feel that prohibition is a good idea? well if u want more crime, more police state to deal with that crime, corruption the public school to prison pipeline thats longer than any tunnel chapo ever built combined. America ya need a hard look in the mirror, we need to reduce the realiance on the police to solve every problem, hell same goes for the over realiance on government to do the same. Prohibition works for the cops, the courts, the prisons, the criminals at the top of the food chain. doesnt seem like its doing much of anyone else any good. dont defund the police, society should have police if its truely protecting and serving the needs of its community, it doesnt need a police state or a new prison justified and promoted by saying it creates jobs. the drug lord says the same thing by taking advantage of the legal situation by bringing drugs to economically battered peoples, sure that creates "jobs" too. what is the end result? not someone any sane person would wana live let alone sing the hyms exaulting our shared values and virtues of freedom with the choir. its high time to rollback putting our police into roles of enforcing arbitrary laws, its time to seriously roll back and even abolish many of these types of laws and fees and penaltys the drug war being only one example. its time to stop being a control freak nation, mandatory jail, mandatory minimums, mandatory treatment...enough already, how about the state doesnt get involved with personal liberty such as what you decide to ingest unless your actually did something that caused damage to someone or something while under the influencd. we already have laws for codes of conduct and they mostly seem to work fine. putting into law restrictions on what you yourself ingest in your own home is something akin to a freaking tyranny, it means taking responsibilty for ones own actions, it means hey if im a jackass when under the influence hey maybe i have no business doing these things and adjust accordingly, maybe if society taught people that to do drugs one has to have a high degree of self control, instead of paintinh this picture of nope being a drug user means your an addict ie one who cannot control themselves,a negative connotation best believe, we arnt children so stop behaving like you need daddy government and big brother law to show you what time it is or else....


    ?que hora es? indeed...?por favor gente...que hora es? say it again...who the eff benefits? huh? not me..not you..stop this madness time. ahora...?comprende amigos y amigas? thank you for your time...

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    1. stop doing meth and writting long winded messages please homezzz

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  12. There was a $19 million fentanyl bust in Lynnwood too. https://komonews.com/news/local/police-arrest-lynnwood-couple-find-19-million-worth-of-fentanyl

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  13. Chivis have you seen this video out of Nuevo laredo?? Looks like CDN is back to its old tricks

    https://www.facebook.com/FRONTERARV/posts/2692345341039805
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRTSlXtGgf8
    https://www.facebook.com/192614397739769/videos/284598609277770/
    https://www.facebook.com/192614397739769/videos/699010180652361/

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