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Sunday, July 30, 2023

Laredoan Convicted Of Moving Marijuana For Cartel Del Noreste

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat



A Laredoan has been convicted for his role in a conspiracy to transport large quantities of marijuana for the Cartel Del Noreste, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Wednesday evening.

Joe David, 34, also known as JD Moreno, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Moreno faces up to life in federal prison and possible $10 million maximum fine. He will remain in custody pending sentencing.

A total of 22 people in South Texas and Mexico have pleaded guilty for their roles in this conspiracy. Authorities seized 35,000 pounds of marijuana, about 17.5 tons, valued at about $16.4 million.

“Moreno admitted to purchasing a utility truck used to transport numerous loads of marijuana throughout Laredo. He coordinated several narcotic smuggling transactions, paid co-conspirators for their involvement and reported directly to cartel leaders in Mexico,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Authorities said the complex conspiracy began in February 2019 and continued through April 2020. Moreno was arrested on March 25, 2022, in Monterrey, Mexico.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Laredo Police Department conducted the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces operation with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Marshals Service; Border Patrol; Customs and Border Protection; FBI; Homeland Security Investigations; U.S. National Guard; Webb County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Constable’s Office Precincts 1 and 4; Texas Department of Public Safety; and the Blue Indigo Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer Day and Francisco Rodriguez are prosecuting this case.


Laredo Morning Times

24 comments:

  1. That's a crime, weed is not a drug.

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    1. Since they legalized weed homelessness and mental illness has exploded.

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    2. What's the excuse for the other states where weed is illegal? Bet crime is way worse in Florida then it is in oregon where all drugs are decrimlized including fent!. Bums been around what are you talking about. Every state or country has that. And mental health well it just became cool to talk about it, people been plagued with that. Your opinion is dumb and irrelevant. Hope a bird poops right on your nose. I hope its really early and your in a hurry. And When it does happen think of a dirty Mexican, out of his mind from smoking the reefer.

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    3. 04:10 oh yeah, because all the homeless needle junkies smoking fetty and meth are really there because they fucked around and smoked an ounce of ZaZa which caused them to go crazy, stop smoking exotic rapper weed, and live in a tent on the sidewalk hustling for 5$peso dollar pills!?

      Come on, I find it hard to correlate these events.

      What about the Chapitos sudden influx of fentanyl manufacturing and distribution?? Did that cause massive homelessness and mental illness?!

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    4. @4:10 Weed is not addictive. The main difference now is people can buy their weed from licensed stores instead of having to find a drug dealer. There is no correlation between the legalization of weed and homelessness and mental illness.

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  2. Are there any plans by either the Mexican or American authorities to indict the top leaders and members of the Cartel del Noreste?

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    1. Maybe American but not Mexican not while grampa is at los pinos he's bought and paid for ; tanto.pedo.que.dijo.en.su.campana.q
      De.corrupcion.el.callo.

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    2. What they did with Huevo is likely the most we will see…

      Just look how long 40 (and 42) has been locked up for… No real sentencing either, let alone mention of an extradition…

      And he was a top wanted by the US!

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  3. I thought maradona was dead.

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  4. You can use all the names in the world to hide but sooner or later you'll bite the dust : pie pendejos.crash dummies.

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  5. In Illinois everyones with marijuana charges were dropped and those with record been expunge. Marijuana stores are all over Chicago, they have a weed menus for you to pick, skunk, indica, Jamaican, etc.. its legal to smoke anywhere outdoors. Drive and smoke.

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    1. @04:55 damn, cool as shit. Where at, I am local to Cicero.

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    2. I live in a neighboring state that will never legalize weed, but in all the states I've heard that have legalized recreational weed, you can get a DUI or DWI for smoking weed and driving.

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  6. the market is flooded with so much b grade caca in the states why would you waste resources shufflin it cross border.

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  7. For some weed come on man

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  8. that's clearly for personal use, your honor. my client smokes a lot of marijuana.

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  9. Life for moving weed? What year is it 1990?

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    1. You must be from the west coast… there are still many states throughout the south and Midwest even, who have hoods that rely on mid-grade wholesale..

      Thanks to the Federales in the US.. ūü¶Č

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    2. Potentially up to life. If it's his first time I'll say he gets 120months since it seems he was a leader in the trafficking.

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  10. I’m very curious where/how CDN sources their weed… local grow ops? Out of state and/or other cartel producers?

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    1. 08:10 CDN gets high grade outdoor exotics like Siberian Blueberry and Colombian Dream in addition to classic red hair, lemon lime, and orange weed.

      Mexican landrace and Colombian land races are also acquired, smuggled, and sold by CDN in Mexico. I can’t speak on activities in the USA.

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    2. They buy most of it in Michoacan.

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