Mexican Gulf Cartel Boss Mario Ramirez-Trevino is charged with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana for importation into the United States. Mario Ramirez-Trevino, also known as “Mario Pelon” and “X-20,” the alleged former leader of the Mexican Gulf Cartel, was extradited to the United States from Mexico to face drug conspiracy charges, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Chief of Operations Anthony D. Williams of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Ramirez-Trevino, made his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson in the District of Columbia, after being extradited to the United States on Dec. 18 2017. Ramirez-Trevino was ordered detained in federal custody pending trial.
Ramirez-Trevino was charged, along with 25 other defendants, in a three-count superseding indictment returned on May 9, 2013. He is charged with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana for importation into the United States. He is also charged with two counts of attempted distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine for importation into the United States for his involvement in a shipment of approximately 10 tons of cocaine, seized by Mexican authorities in October 2007, and a 2,400 kilogram shipment of cocaine seized by the Panamanian authorities in November 2007. “The Gulf Cartel is one of the most violent and brutal drug trafficking organizations, posing a threat to the citizens of both the United States and Mexico,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Oscar J. Aguilar, 40, a Mexican citizen legally residing in Brownsville, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for conspiring to commit international money laundering, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Janice Ayala, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in San Antonio. Aguilar pleaded guilty May 16, 2014. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, handed Aguilar the 168-month sentence. He was further ordered to pay a $1,893,170
Sarasota County Sheriff's Elite "Tactical Anti-Crime" Unit Team Gets Tongue Lashing by 'Criminal' Defense Attorney Varinia Van Ness For Not Giving Up Name Of C.I.. As usual, a criminal defense attorney is able to get a reduced sentence for a criminal who committed a serious crime by using and exposing the identity of a confidential informant to get what she wants, shame on Varinia Van Ness. The confidential informant who was riding in the pick up truck of Texas drug dealer Jose Julian Perez from Brownsville TX, (loaded with cocaine), is now a dead man walking because of 'Criminal' Defense Attorney Varinia Van Ness. The confidential informant was working directly with the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A) and was a protected confidential informant (C.I.) and he had been in contact with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Elite "Tactical Anti-Crime" Unit as to when and where the 6 lb load of cocaine, ($100,000 street value) would be in Sarasota county via I-75 in the truck of Brownsville Texas drug dealer Jose Julian Perez who now knows the guy riding with him was a C.I. for the D.E. A.. "After all, they had plenty of cause to stop the driver, but had been told by the Drug Enforcement Administration that the confidential informant's life and his family would be in grave danger from a Mexican drug cartel if his existence became known, said Herald Tribune reporter Tom Lyons".
The Gulf Cartel is a criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps one of the oldest organized crime groups in the country. It is currently based in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, directly across the border from Brownsville, Texas. Their network is international, and are believed to have dealings with crime groups in Europe, West Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and the United States. Besides drug trafficking, the Gulf Cartel operates through
Jose Julian Perez was arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Elite "Tactical Anti-Crime" Unit on March 24th, 2016 on I-75 heading South just past the Clark Rd exit, he was driving a single cab Green Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with Texas license plates, as seen in the photo of his rental house at 2048 E. 19th Street Brownsville Texas above. Jose Perez was born and raised in Brownsville Texas, he carries a Texas drivers license, he appears to have no connection to Florida other than transporting cocaine for the Gulf Cartel to what looks like Fort Myers or Miami. Jose Julian Perez was not a drug kingpin, he appears to be a mule, a transporter of drugs, he has no money, he immediately applied for an Application for Criminal Indigent Status on March 24th, 2016 but was denied, something about $100,000 of cocaine in his truck. When advised that he was under arrest on March 24th, Perez claimed no knowledge of the packages of cocaine and requested legal counsel, 'Perez Knows The Drill Don't Talk And Lawyer Up Immediately". Attorney Varinia Van Ness took his case on April 21st, 2016.
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