Mexican Drug Kingpin Smuggled Enough Fentanyl To "Kill Millions" In NYC

An alleged Mexican drug kingpin and five of his accomplices have just been indicted for smuggling enough fentanyl from Mexico into New York City “to kill millions,” officials announced Tuesday.

An undercover investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor Unit, and local law enforcement agencies discovered that San José del Cabo resident Francisco Quiroz-Zamora, 41, known as “Gordo,” or “Fatso,” was the primary source of large fentanyl shipments to the New York City region.

In the first half of 2017, an undercover narcotics officer posed as a drug trafficker and successfully negotiated two large shipments of Mexican fentanyl from Quiroz-Zamora.

Quiroz-Zamora was arrested on November 27 when he arrived via Amtrak to the city’s Pennsylvania Station “to personally collect payment for drug deals he unwittingly negotiated with an undercover officer,” said NBC News.

“This investigation provides the American public with an inside view of a day in the life of a Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficker; including international travel, money pick-ups, and clandestine meetings,” Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge James Hunt said in a statement.

“Quiroz-Zamora oversaw the delivery of multi-kilogram loads of fentanyl to New York, powerful enough to kill millions. The Strike Force and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor acted quickly and efficiently to seize the toxic kilograms before hitting the streets and arresting all conspirators, including the Kingpin,” Hunt added.

Quiroz-Zamora’s drug trafficking operations stemmed from San José del Cabo, a resort town plagued with cartel violence on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

NBC indicates Quiroz-Zamora was “charged with operating as a major trafficker, first-degree sale or a controlled substance and second-degree conspiracy.”

Further, Quiroz-Zamora’s accomplices (Carlos Ramirez, Jesus Perez-Cabral, Johnny Beltrez, David Rodriguez and Richard Rodriguez) were charged with “second-degree conspiracy, criminal possession of controlled substances in the first and third degrees, criminal facilitation in the second degree, and criminal possession of a firearm,’ said NBC.

Authorities told NBC that it was Quiroz-Zamora who “allegedly orchestrated two sales of fentanyl” to uncover agents in the first half of 2017.

This led to the arrest of Carlos Ramirez and the largest ever fentanyl seizure in New York City when DEA special agents seized 44 pounds of the potent synthetic opioid at the Umbrella Hotel in the Bronx.

Despite the operational setback of running a high-stakes drug trafficking business, Quiroz-Zamora negotiated another deal with undercover drug traffickers, which resulted in a tense police raid last August on a Manhattan condo — down the street from Trump Tower. The raid resulted in the arrest of Perez-Cabral, Beltrez, and Rodriguez.

“Agents conducted a search and recovered two large ziplock bags containing powder, 1,100 individual dose glassine envelopes stamped with the brand name ‘UBER,’ a loaded .25-caliber Beretta pistol and $12,000 in cash,” authorities said in a statement.

The arrests and indictments of the Mexican drug kingpin and five of his high-level colleagues was the result of a “long-term” investigation by a group of governmental agencies, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor Unit, and the New York City Police Department.

“Fentanyl has been ravaging my county of the Bronx, killing people and shattering communities,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said.

“Tracing the source to its foreign origins and indicting the kingpin will help stem the flow of this high-profit poison to our city. I am pleased to work with our local, state and federal partners to target these major suppliers,” he added.

“In New York City and across the nation, fentanyl is causing untold tragedy as it pushes the number of overdose deaths ever higher. This indictment demonstrates our collaborative approach and commitment to tracking those at the top of the lethal supply chain and putting them out of business permanently,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said.

Citywide, the drug was responsible for 44 percent of all overdose deaths. Across the river, New Jersey noticed a five-fold explosion in fentanyl overdose deaths in the last two years.

Drug overdoses killed more Americans in 2016 than the Vietnam War.

While authorities in New York City have thwarted a Fentanyl bomb from detonating across the boroughs, America’s opioid crisis is far from over as the drug overdose mayhem explodes across the homeland. Rome is burning.

Comments

LetThemEatRand Thu, 03/29/2018 - 20:58 Permalink

Elliot Ness was reached for comment at Jose's Tavern, but his drunken rant offered nothing to the story other than a recommendation for good Tequila.  Something about agave.

D503 Hotapplebottoms Thu, 03/29/2018 - 23:03 Permalink

Enough to kill millions implies at least two million. So I guess we can say that's enough to get what, ten, twenty million high? (Idk how much of this shit these people use) 

If one bust is ten million hits (and I know they use this to cut real heroin do it is a small fraction of the drug itself), and people need this shit every day, multiple times a day, how many fucking addicts do you have shooting up?

The answer must be like 10% of America unless this was the only fucking dealer.

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Sudden Debt D503 Fri, 03/30/2018 - 03:45 Permalink

Every addict is one to many.

So if that crap makes them overdose, let them overdose.

 

Legalise crack, heroin, cocain... do it all. And the weak will be cleaned out.

Almost none of the drug addicts actually want help or realise they're addicts. So why continue helping them?

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GUS100CORRINA Stormtrooper Thu, 03/29/2018 - 21:45 Permalink

Observation: More "OBOZO" and HOLDER rotten fruit.

President TRUMP is correct in all of his assessments about America's current DRUG situation. 

It is looking like the DEATH PENALTY may need to be considered because these people are a CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER to the republic. 

Remember the movie titled "CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER" starring Harrison Ford? Looks like the movie is becoming America's new reality in the DRUG WAR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNzWYVWfRIc

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css1971 LetThemEatRand Fri, 03/30/2018 - 04:32 Permalink

Drug crime, and Gun Crime = Immigration problem.

 

Reality it's a drug/gang problem, but as you'll note, the drugs come from the same places as the immigrants.

Same in the UK btw. The homicide problem in the UK is mostly gang related in London, and the perpetrators are for a large part Jamaican Yardies. Again, an immigration problem.

 

When you look at mass immigration stats, they correlate fairly well with big hikes in crime rates... Why? Cos you just imported a boat load of drug gang criminals.

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Rutalkingtome LetThemEatRand Fri, 03/30/2018 - 05:47 Permalink

http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/968

We should be aware that the US government itself (look this link above) has participated in the training and weaponizing of some Mexican drug cartels. It is extremely naive? to still believe that no American officials (including DEA) are not actively woeking in the trafficking and getting part of the drug profits. When Trump suggests death penalty for drug realted crime he should be aware to run out of corrupt American agents, politicians, etc.

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Miffed Microbi… Thu, 03/29/2018 - 21:01 Permalink

You can't save people from themselves. Good luck trying. They will always find a way to get their poison of choice and others will profit from it as always.

 

 Miffed 

Implied Violins Cloud9.5 Thu, 03/29/2018 - 23:45 Permalink

I actually disagree with that, and I'm a biologist.  I believe that events - like comets hitting planets, as one did here about 13000 years ago - have far greater sway in deciding what species survive and proliferate.  Darwin was a liar.

But as for fentanyl...nah, that's an event, too.  All those deaths have happened in an exceedingly short time frame.

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Ar15ak47rpg7 Thu, 03/29/2018 - 21:01 Permalink

 

Looking forward to Stormy’s post Mortem photos showing her in full rigamortis  still showing the hypodermic needle with the “hot shot” of Fentynal Laced Heroin still stuck in her femoral artery . Sleep well Stormy ...you sloppy venereal diseased filthy WHORE!!