(VIRGINIA) Justice Dept Court Report: MS-13 Members and Associates Indicted in Racketeering, Narcotics and Multiple Murder Conspiracies #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.10: A federal grand jury in Virginia returned a superseding indictment yesterday charging 12 members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha, aka MS-13, with a variety of offenses based on their alleged involvement in a series of murders, racketeering and drug trafficking crimes.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: The indictment also charges eight of the defendants with several offenses stemming from their alleged involvement in four murders that occurred in Eastern Prince William County between June 22, 2019, and Sept. 24, 2019. Specifically, the indictment charges:

According to the indictment, the defendants were members/associates of the Sitios Locos Salvatrucha clique (STLS) of MS-13.The indictment alleges that since at least in and around 2017, MS-13 members and associates regularly travelled to and from Long Island, New York, for the purpose of obtaining cocaine and transporting it to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, where they and other gang members would sell it primarily, in restaurants and night clubs:

  • Guevara, Arevalo and Turcios with the June 2019 double-murder of M.B.L. and J.G.M., and Vasquez with helping them after they committed the murders;
  • Canales and Andrade with the August 2019 murder of E.L.T.; and
  • Guevara, Molina and Aguilera with the September 2019 murder of A.K.S.

Defendants in this case are charged with RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, accessory after the fact to murder in aid of racketeering, witness tampering, using a firearm during a crime of violence causing death, possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and violations of the Controlled Substances Act, among other crimes. The statutory penalties for the charged offenses range from a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison to capital punishment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Aber for the Eastern District of Virginia; Special Agent in Charge Wayne A. Jacobs of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Chief Peter Newsham of Prince William County Police Department made the announcement.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Blanchard, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Roberts and Trial Attorney Matthew Hoff from the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section are prosecuting the case.

This prosecution is supported by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). 

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.10: 2022:

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Justice Dept Court Report: Two Guatemalan nationals were extradited to the United States from Guatemala on Friday to face international narcotics trafficking charges #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – DEC.14: They made their initial court appearance in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 11. They are detained pending their appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

#AceDailyNews DOJ Court Report: Leaders of the Lorenzana Drug Trafficking Organisation Extradited on International Narcotics Trafficking Charges

Guatemalan nationals Haroldo Geremias Lorenzana-Cordon, aka Chuci, aka Chuchy, and Marta Julia Lorenzana-Cordon, aka Julie, aka Yulie, aka Julia and aka Morena, were extradited from Guatemala to the United States on Dec. 10 to face international drug trafficking charges.

According to allegations contained in court documents, the defendants were leaders of the Lorenzana drug trafficking organization. According to court documents, the Lorenzana drug trafficking organization, a historically patriarchal criminal group comprised primarily of family members, is one of the largest and most influential drug cartels in Guatemala. The organization transports tonnage quantities of cocaine from Colombia into Guatemala, where the cocaine is inventoried and stored on properties owned by the organization throughout Guatemala. Once processed, the organization works with the Sinaloa Cartel, among other organizations, to traffic cocaine into Mexico, through Central America, and eventually, into the United States.

According to court documents, between 1996 and 2019, the organization coordinated the transportation, storage and distribution of multi-ton quantities of cocaine from Colombia to Central America and Mexico, for eventual distribution into the United States. Their siblings, Eliu Elixander Lorenzana-Cordon and Waldemar Lorenzana-Cordon, were convicted on international narcotics trafficking charges in the District of Columbia in March 2019. Their father, Waldemar Lorenzana-Lima Sr., pleaded guilty to international narcotics trafficking charges in the District of Columbia in August 2014. Eliu and Waldemar Lorenzana-Cordon received life sentences. Waldemar Lorenzana-Lima received a 23 year sentence.

In April 2010, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Haroldo, along with his father and two brothers, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNT) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their role in facilitating the narcotics-trafficking activities of the Sinaloa Cartel in Guatemala. OFAC subsequently designated Marta Julia as an SDNT in November 2012.

A grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment against Haroldo on March 10, 2009. In November 2019, Haroldo was arrested by Guatemalan authorities, pursuant to a provisional arrest request by the United States, where he remained detained pending his extradition. A grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment against Marta Julia on July 23, 2020. In April, Marta Julia was arrested by Guatemalan authorities, pursuant to an extradition request by the United States, where she remained detained pending her extradition.

The defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, knowing and intending that it will be unlawfully imported to the United States. If convicted, they each face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of life imprisonment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case is part of “Operation Slipknot,” which is supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 959/Bilateral Investigations Unit is investigating with assistance from the DEA Guatemala City Country Office.

Trial Attorneys Imani Hutty and Teresita Mutton of the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section are prosecuting the case. The Office of International Affairs and Office of Enforcement Operations also provided significant assistance.  

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Dec.14: 2021:

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(LAREDO, Tx.) CBP REPORT: U.S.Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized narcotics in two enforcement actions this weekend, that totaled over $53,200,000 in street value #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: CBP’s continued robust enforcement posture and dedication to border security operations has led us to major narcotic interdictions at our cargo facilities.”Packages containing 2,611 pounds of methamphetamine, 113 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers within a tractor trailer at Laredo’s World Trade Bridge.

#AceDailyNews CBP Report: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Narcotics Worth Over $53.2 Million at World Trade Bridge: Attempts to smuggle contraband through commercial supply chains are increasing,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry…….

The first seizure occurred on Nov. 12, 2021:

World Trade Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a 2013 Kenworth tractor manifesting a shipment of fresh cauliflower arriving from Mexico. The tractor and the trailer were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 412 packages containing 2,611.15 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 50 packages containing 113.31 pounds of alleged cocaine within the commodity. The narcotics combined had an estimated street value of $53,096,364.

The second seizure occurred later that evening:

World Trade Bridge, after CBP officers encountered a 2012 Ford E-350 manifesting a shipment of seat cushions arriving from Mexico. The truck was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 400 packages containing 1,013.68 pounds of alleged marijuana within the shipment. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $202,735.

The narcotics combined had an estimated street value of $53,299,099.

CBP seized the narcotics and the cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.16: 2021:

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(BROOKLYN, NYC.) Court Report: Dark Web Narcotics Trafficker Sentenced to 8yrs in Prison #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.05: Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Joanna De Alba was sentenced by United States District Judge Dora L. Irizarry to 96 months in prison for distributing, and possessing with intent to distribute, illegal drugs over the “dark web.” De Alba distributed an array of illegal drugs—including fentanyl, heroin, MDMA, cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycodone and methadone—over the dark web in exchange for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. De Alba pleaded guilty in April 2021.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: DEA Investigation: Defendant Received Cryptocurrencies as Payment for Illegal Narcotics has been Sentenced to 8yrs-in-prison:

The prison sentence imposed on De Alba today demonstrates that her clandestine use of the dark web to distribute a potentially lethal array of powerful drugs like fentanyl, heroin and oxycodone in exchange for cryptocurrency was a failure,” stated United States Attorney Peace. “This investigation and vigorous prosecution show that we will not allow the dark web to be a haven for drug traffickers.”

Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, announced the sentence…….

“This sentencing demonstrates that drug traffickers are not untouchable by dealing in the dark web,” stated DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan. “Attempting to hide through anonymity, De Alba became a parent’s worst nightmare by pushing fentanyl, heroin and other dangerous drugs into homes across our many communities. I applaud the DEA Cyber Investigative Unit- New York Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York for their commendable work throughout this investigation.”

The internet contains online marketplaces for narcotics and other contraband on the “dark web,” a part of the internet located beyond the reach of traditional internet browsers and accessible only through networks designed to conceal user identities. The “Wall Street Market” was a global dark web marketplace that required its users to trade in digital currencies, primarily Bitcoin.

Between June 2018 and May 2019, De Alba advertised and sold illegal narcotics on the Wall Street Market. These narcotics included opioids—including fentanyl (concealed as oxycodone pills) and heroin—as well as other potent illegal drugs including oxycodone, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and other substances containing MDMA. De Alba took various measures to operate anonymously and conceal her identity, including using the online alias “RaptureReloaded,” using fake company names and shipping addresses, using the name of her deceased husband to receive packages from her suppliers and using credit cards in her deceased husband’s name to fund the tracking of her shipments. De Alba also directed customers to contact her through encrypted email and messaging services and pay her with cryptocurrency. De Alba offered free shipping to addresses in the United States and free tracking of all orders.

De Alba participated in over 600 transactions on the Wall Street Market in which she sold more than: 840 grams of heroin; 190 grams of methamphetamine; 1,250 pills of MDMAand 280 pills of oxycodone. De Alba also sold more than 750 fake oxycodone pills—pills that actually contained fentanyl, but were concealed and disguised as oxycodone. De Alba received payment in the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Monero, and pocketed approximately 16.32 BTC and 400 XMR, which together are worth more than $1 million today.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section. Assistant United States Attorneys Saritha Komatireddy and Francisco J. Navarro are in charge of the prosecution.

The Defendant: JOANNA DE ALBA (also known as “RaptureReloaded”) Age: 40: Tijuana, Mexico: E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 19-CR-563 (DLI)

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.05: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept Court Report: The daughter of the leader of the Mexican drug trafficking organisation known as the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.13: The six businesses were designated for providing material support to the narcotics trafficking activities of the CJNG, which was itself designated by OFAC in April 2015. Oseguera Gonzalez’s father, Nemesio Ruben Oseguera Cervantes, aka “El Mencho,” who is the leader of CJNG, and her uncle, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, who is the leader of the Los Cuinis drug trafficking organization, were also sanctioned by OFAC in April 2015.

WASHINGTON: Daughter of Notorious Mexican Cartel Leader she was willfully engaging in financial dealings with Mexican companies that had been identified as specially designated narcotics traffickers by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (OFAC).

Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez, 34, of Guadalajara, Mexico, pleaded guilty on March 12, 2021. According to court documents, she violated the criminal penalties of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) by engaging in transactions and dealings in property with six Mexican businesses that had been sanctioned by OFAC as specially designated narcotics traffickers in September 2015 and September 2017.

Court documents indicate that Oseguera Gonzalez was an owner of two Mexican companies designated by OFAC, J&P Advertising, S.A. de C.V., and JJGON S.P.R. de R.L. de C.V., and that she was an officer, director, or agent of four additional sanctioned businesses, Las Flores Cabanas, Mizu Sushi Lounge, Tequila Onze Black, and Operadora Los Famosos, S.A. de C.V., doing business as Kenzo Sushi. She remained an owner, officer, director or agent of those entities following their OFAC designations, and did not seek the required license from OFAC to engage in those financial transactions.

“This sentence shows that violating the Treasury Department’s sanctions of businesses and persons tied to foreign drug cartels will not go unpunished,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The Kingpin Act is an important tool in the U.S. government’s unrelenting efforts to dismantle drug cartels, and we will not hesitate to prosecute those who support major narcotics traffickers by engaging in conduct that violates the act’s criminal prohibitions.”

“Today’s sentencing of a prominent individual who willfully violated the Kingpin Act to engage in criminal transactions that facilitated the CJNG organization shows our unwavering commitment to bring to justice those who disregard the law and threaten public safety,” said Special Agent in Charge Bill Bodner of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Los Angeles Field Division. “Those who engage in illicit finance activities to aid the drug cartels that fill our communities with powerful and addictive drugs have no business operating without accountability.”

The Los Angeles Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case, and the Justice Department particularly thanks the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Marshals Service for their support and contributions to the case.

Trial Attorneys Brett Reynolds, Kaitlin Sahni and Kate Naseef of the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section prosecuted the case.

This case received significant support from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program. The OCDETF program supports investigations around the country to identify, disrupt, dismantle and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations and enterprises. 

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.13: 2021:

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(HIDALGO, Tx.) CBP/OFO REPORT: Hidalgo International Bridge were busy this past weekend with the interception of three seizures of hard narcotics worth $1,469,500 and a seizure of undeclared U.S. currency in the amount of $90,000 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.30: These interceptions of hard narcotics, although compact in size, illustrate both the pervasiveness of the drug threat and the resolve of our officers to keep our country safe by seizing these loads,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “Our robust enforcement posture in the outbound arena was instrumental in the discovery of the unreported U.S. currency.”

‘CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Scores Big with Nearly $1.5 Million in Hard Narcotics Interceptions and Unreported Currency’

On April 24, 2021, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge referred a Chevy Trailblazer driven by 38-year-old man, a United States citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico for further inspection which resulted in the discovery of packages of suspected narcotics hidden within the vehicle’s gas tank. Officers removed 24 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 27.60 pounds (12.52 kg) and nine packages of alleged marijuana weighing 9.9 pounds (4.5 kg). These drugs are valued at $554,000.

Later, at the same border crossing, CBP officers referred a 56-year-old woman from Paris, Texas and the Honda Accord sedan she was driving for a secondary examination. Officers conducting the inspection discovered that the vehicle’s gas tank contained alleged liquid methamphetamine and ultimately, 27.42 pounds (12.44 kg) which are valued at $548,500 were removed from the tank.

Also, CBP officers working outbound operations encountered a 27-year-old man, a United States citizen from Reynosa, Mexico driving a Ford Fusion attempting to drive into Mexico and conducted a secondary examination which resulted in the discovery of $90,000 unreported U.S. currency hidden within the vehicle.

Lastly, days earlier, CBP officers encountered a 36-year-old man from Houston driving a 2008 Volkswagen Touareg and referred him for further examination. Officers discovered 15 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 17.8 pounds (8.08 kg) and one package of alleged heroin weighing 123 grams which have a combined value of $367,000.

In all the narcotics seizures,  (canine teams) assisted in the secondary inspections which allowed the officers to discover the narcotics hidden within the vehicles.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, currency, all the vehicles and arrested the persons involved who were turned over to the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) while they continue the investigations.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Apr.30: 2021:

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(LAREDO, Tx.) CBP/OFO REPORT: Field Operations Officers have seized narcotics with a street value of $11-million at the ‘World Street Bridge’

#AceNewsReport – Apr.24: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized hard narcotics in four separate, unrelated incidents that totaled over $11,000,000 in street value:

CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $11 Million: ‘In an effort to secure our Nation’s borders, as these narcotics seizures clearly illustrate, CBP has implemented enforcement strategies that have furthered the disruption of dangerous drugs entering the country,” said Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry.Packages containing a total of 360 pounds of
methamphetamine seized at
World Trade Bridge’

The first enforcement action occurred on April 19th at the World Trade Bridge after CBP officers encountered a tractor manifesting a shipment of copolymer regrind arriving from Mexico. The 1995 Freightliner and shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 234 packages containing 360.23 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the shipment. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $7,204,632.

The second seizure occurred on April 20th at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge after a CBP officer referred a commercial bus arriving from Mexico for a secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 50 packages containing 71.20 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the bus. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $1,424,171.

The third enforcement action occurred on April 20th at the World Trade Bridge after CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a tractor hauling a shipment of clay tile arriving from Mexico. The 2004 Freightliner and shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 84.30 pounds of alleged cocaine, 41.40 pounds of alleged heroin and 16.35 pounds of alleged fentanyl within the trailer. The narcotics combined had an estimated street value of $2,046,880.

The fourth enforcement action occurred on April 21 at the World Trade Bridge after CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a tractor hauling a shipment of plastic polyethylene scrap arriving from Mexico. The 1996 Freightliner and shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 20 packages containing 49.6 pounds of alleged cocaine within the trailer. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $382,500.

The four interceptions have a combined street value of $11,058,183.

CBP seized the narcotics and two trailers involved in the smuggling attempts. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

Packages containing varying amounts of cocaine,
heroin and fentanyl with an aggregate street value of
$2 million seized by CBP officers at World Trade
Bridge.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Apr.24: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept Report – Mar.16: Dual U.S.-Mexican citizen pleaded guilty today to willfully engaging in financial dealings with Mexican companies that had been identified #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.16: According to court documents, Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez, 34, of Guadalajara, Mexico, violated the criminal penalties of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (the Kingpin Act) by engaging in property transactions with six Mexican businesses that OFAC previously designated to be “specially designated narcotics traffickers.”

Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Daughter of Prolific Mexican Cartel Leader Pleads Guilty to Criminal Violation of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

These six businesses were so designated because they provided material support to the Mexican drug trafficking organization known as the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), which was itself designated by OFAC in April 2015. Oseguera Gonzalez’s father, Nemesio Ruben Oseguera Cervantes, aka “El Mencho,” who is the leader of CJNG, and her uncle, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, who is the leader of the Los Cuinis drug trafficking organization, were also sanctioned by OFAC in April 2015

“The Kingpin Act is a critically important tool in the U.S. government’s unrelenting efforts to target foreign drug cartels that seek to flood American streets with illegal drugs,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The Department of Justice will aggressively investigate and criminally prosecute those who willfully violate Treasury Department sanctions under the Kingpin Act, as a key component of our broader whole-of-government strategy to dismantle and disrupt foreign drug cartels.”

“Today’s guilty plea is a result of our relentless commitment to disrupt and dismantle all aspects of the CJNG organization,” said Special Agent in Charge Bill Bodner of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Los Angeles Field Division. “Our efforts will continue to include a focus on those who facilitate these illicit drug networks. Together with the Department of Justice, we will use all the investigative tools available, including OFAC designations, to bring to justice those who engage in illegal activity that is fueling the drug crisis nationwide.”   

Court documents indicate that Oseguera Gonzalez was an owner of two Mexican companies designated by OFAC, J&P Advertising S.A. de C.V., and JJGON S.P.R. de R.L. de C.V., and that she was an officer, director, or agent of four additional sanctioned businesses, Las Flores Cabanas, Mizu Sushi Lounge, Tequila Onze Black, and Operadora Los Famosos S.A. de C.V., doing business as Kenzo Sushi. She remained an owner, officer, director, or agent of those entities following their OFAC designations, and did not seek the required license from OFAC to engage in those financial transactions.

Oseguera Gonzalez pleaded guilty to willfully violating the Kingpin Act’s prohibitions on engaging in transactions or dealings in property with entities or persons sanctioned under the Kingpin Act, and to being an officer, director, or agent of entities who knowingly participated in Kingpin Act violations. She is scheduled to be sentenced on June 11 and faces a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The DEA’s Los Angeles Field Division is investigating the case, and the Justice Department particularly thanks the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury for its support. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided investigative assistance.

Trial Attorneys Brett Reynolds, Kaitlin Sahni, and Kate Naseef of the Justice Department’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section are prosecuting the case.

This case received significant support from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program. The OCDETF program supports investigations around the country to identify, disrupt, dismantle and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, and money laundering organizations and enterprises.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.16: 2021:

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AUSTRALIA: ‘ EXTRADITES MAN TO US OVER ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN SILK ROAD ‘

#AceWorldNews – AUSTRALIA – Nov.28 – Australia has extradited a man to the US over alleged involvement in Silk Road, a website on which people bought illegal drugs like heroin using digital currency bitcoin, Reuters said.

Peter Phillip Nash, 41, from Queensland, and two other men were charged with conspiracy to engage in narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering in December.

A spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Department did not specify when Nash left or when he would face trial.

The two other accused, administrators for the website, aged 24 and 25, were arrested in the US and Ireland.

Nash was a primary moderator, according to the US indictment.

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