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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Chicago, Illinois: Federal Law Enforcement in Chicago Seize Private Plane And 100 Kilograms Of Cocaine

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Three Defendants Arrested as Part of Investigation of Suspected Mexico-to-Chicago Drug Pipeline

Robert J. Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Division, and John R. Lausch, Jr., U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announced the arrests of three individuals on federal charges as part of an investigation that disrupted a suspected Mexico-to-Chicago drug pipeline and resulted in government seizures of a private plane and 100 kilograms of cocaine.

Federal agents on Wednesday discovered 80 kilograms of cocaine in a vehicle in Chicago’s River North neighborhood and another 20 kilograms of the drug in a hotel room in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, according to criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. 

The cocaine had allegedly been transported to the Chicago area earlier Wednesday via private plane from Toluca, Mexico, via Houston, Texas. The plane arrived at Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, Indiana, and the drugs were driven in suitcases to downtown Chicago, the charges allege.

Two of the defendants – Sebastian Vazquez-Gamez, 30, of Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico, and Rodrigo Alexis Jimenez-Perez, 25, of Columbus, Indiana – were arrested Wednesday in downtown Chicago, while the third defendant – Sergio Ivan Blas, 39, of Indianapolis, Indiana – was arrested Thursday in the Indianapolis area.  Federal agents today obtained a warrant to seize the private plane, a Bombardier Challenger 600.

A detention hearing for Jimenez-Perez is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel A. Fuentes in Chicago.  Vazquez-Gamez is set to appear for a detention hearing before Judge Fuentes on Nov. 10, 2021, at 3 p.m. Blas is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Nov. 9, 2021, in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana.

Joining Special Agent in Charge Bell and U.S. Attorney Lausch in the announcement were Angie Salazar, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of Homeland Security Investigations, and Justin Campbell, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division in Chicago. 

Substantial assistance was provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana, and the Chicago Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashley Chung and Andrew Erskine represent the government.

According to the charges, Vazquez-Gamez arrived on the plane from Houston and loaded suitcases full of cocaine into a Lincoln Navigator sport utility vehicle. Vazquez-Gamez and others from the plane entered the SUV and were driven to the hotel in Chicago, the complaints state. Outside the hotel, Vazquez-Gamez loaded some of the suitcases into a Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle driven by Jimenez-Perez, the charges allege.  

Agents pulled over the Toyota a few blocks away, seized the suitcases containing 80 kilograms of cocaine, and arrested Jimenez-Perez.  Agents later arrested Vazquez-Gamez in his hotel room, where they seized the other 20 kilograms of cocaine, the charges allege.

The complaint against Blas accuses him of directing Jimenez-Perez where to meet Vazquez-Gamez to pick up the cocaine.

The public is reminded that complaints contain only charges and are not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  If convicted, the court must impose reasonable sentences under federal sentencing statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines


  1. From what i heard the west side have the most serious and dangerous gangsters in Chicago and Illinois

    1. There's mad ppl from Zacatecas and Durango in Cicero

  2. Why italian mafia dont do something against the cartels?! Shit is crazy now in Chicago

    1. Why would they even give a fuck they commit white collar and blue collar crimes.

    2. Fuck the Italian mob we supply them

    3. What gave you the impression that the mafia opposes cartels?

    4. Also it’s the unorganized street gangs in Chicago which are the problem. Not cartels lol

    5. The Outfit aka the Chicago Mafia has been very quite lately. The Outfit is not full of dumb dumbs at one point they where the most powerful crime group in the USA. If anything they would partner up with the Mexicans and agree to sell the Cartels drugs and provide any services they could to the Mexicans.

    6. 3:27 The Chicago Outfit like other cities and states Mafias have been put out of business significantly, shit taken over by US businessmen in cahoots with the police that took over the Teamsters Union.
      In their hands, the vice of gambling became a legal industry and politics a desirable goal, prostitution a part of de deal, but now it is called 'Escort Service' full of beautiful escorts or edecanes allied with hoteliers, NRA, Tea Party, Putin and extreme right politician insurrectionistas, they always steal from the people to enhance their revenue, that includes drugs and gangs, the Teamsters is such a rich moneymaker, the new owners did not mind smearing themselves all over with real Mafia shit and the blood of Jimmy Hoffa who was a crook, but never killed anybody.

  3. Those 3 suspects are in big trouble, with the amount of drugs siezed, they are looking at many years in prison.
    Crime does not pay, eventually one is caught sooner or later.

  4. Replies
    1. Juan Rambo aka Carlos, why are you in love with BLM? Every 5 seconds you have to mentioned them get a life Mijo.

    2. BLM is all fucked up, they preach peace and love like ANTIFA, they have no billion dollar gold digging mama's boy leading them, no HQ, no money to their name to pay off hoes or for their abortions and friends to take over the blame...LOL.
      ANTIFA has one great long track of fighting nazis and fascists, as in WWII where they even allied with stalin and Mao, with ANTIFA help, Mussolini got his just deserts, hanging from his feet after getting beat to death.
      ANTIFA has the Lincoln Project on their side too, quite a step up from Log Cabin Republicans and their idol:
      The Unpresidented Disgrace

  5. gold coast neighborhood bars, clubs and restaurants are sad these days on north side, a few kilos for the hungry gringos would make them happy

  6. How did they not have a car running interference?? Im sure the chopper was in the air anyway- but at least try to get away and ditch it/have some type of backup plan, rather than do the 360 months theyll most likely get- these “stops” are never just traffic stops- especially by unmarked cars in the city- cpd wouldve watched them drive away

    1. 5:18 You are hired for the next jale, "Ancient Eleven".

  7. The price of a kilo of cocaine here in Chicago compared to six months ago significantly shows the abundance of this narcotic. Law enforcement still not doing a good job stopping drugs.
    The city is flooded with cocaine.


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