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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Portland, Oregon: 12 Members Of Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Twelve people are facing charges for conspiring to distribute counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl in the Pacific Northwest, and laundering millions in drug proceeds.

Beginning in the fall of 2021, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents based in Portland began investigating a drug trafficking organization led by Luis Antonio Beltran Arrendondo, 32, of Las Vegas. He was suspected of importing counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl and heroin from Mexico into California, and transporting it to Oregon and Washington State for distribution, according to court documents.

Arrendondo formerly resided in Oregon, but later relocated to Las Vegas with his significant other and accomplice Jacqueline Paola Rodriguez Barrientos, 41. Barrientos was also indicted as the chief money launderer for the Arrendondo organization.

As the investigation continued, DEA agents executed search warrants in Hillsboro, Portland, Tualatin, and Wilsonville, as well as other locations in California and Las Vegas. 

In total, these enforcement actions resulted in the seizure of approximately 115,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills suspected to contain fentanyl and stamped “M/30”, 41 pounds of methamphetamine, and more than 57 pounds of heroin.

On February 17, 2022, DEA agents arrested Arrendondo and Barrientos at their Las Vegas residence. On March 15, 2022, Arrendondo and Barrientos made their initial appearances in federal court. Both are in custody pending trial. All ten of Arrendondo and Barrientos’ co-conspirators have been arrested and are also pending trial in the District of Oregon.



  1. Replies
    1. 11:54 many drug addicted derelicts in the underworld used to be very high class, and spent all their money and inheritances on drugs, and , of course, these customers are what keeps drug trafficking profitable while they float on money cushions in their high class residences waiting for their turn at catching your spittle...

  2. Excellent 👍 catch one of many dents that come up during the week.

  3. Damn thats a lot of h i though h was dead in the pnw nobody in seattle wants that no more from what i heard and seen on the news

    1. It's just that fetty is cheaper and easier to consume

    2. I have read (really) that older heroin users are bemoaning fent. The big reason why is that the high only lasts 50% as long and the high is not nearly as euphoric. Actual heroin is pure gold on the street now. But, people will take the fent to keep from going through withdraw and it's the only opiate available now days.⚡🌠the more you know!🌠

    3. Billy Beamer
      Fent. Easy to consume, all easy to say goodbye to the world.

    4. Seattle is the home of the most Billionaires in the US, and a lot of homeless and prostitution to accompany the likes of jeff bezos, what are the odds?


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