The international drug trade continues to infiltrate every aspect of American culture despite promises of greater border security.
More importantly . . .
CHECK THIS NOTE THE CONFIRMS MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS OPERATING IN THE KANSAS CITY METRO!!!
Thankfully, there's a bit of progress but there are a few important items worth mentioning within the deets of this news item.
- The KCMO to JoCo illegal drug connection is identified.
- Confirmation of drug cartel influence SHOULD be a part of the immigration conversation as many narratives exclude the danger and focus only on low wage workers.
- An OLD SCHOOL Overland Park resident was working with the cartel and he doesn't fit the demographic profile that many ascribe denizens of the drug trade.
Check KMBC for another perspective:
2 men from Mexico sentenced for conspiracy to distribute more than 30 pounds of heroin in Kansas City
Here's the note with the essential deets and names taken out on this blog because TKC wants to live a long time to bother local politicos.
Check the worthwhile progress and update from law enforcement . . .
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI -- MEXICAN NATIONALS SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE MULTI-KILOS OF HEROIN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two Mexican nationals have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy that distributed more than 14 kilograms of heroin in the Kansas City, Missouri, metropolitan area, some of which is believed to have resulted in overdoses and deaths.
Law enforcement officers then executed search warrants at two residences, where they found firearms and ammunition, bulk currency, multiple ledgers, various drug packaging, packaged methamphetamine and heroin, and money transfer receipts.
According to court documents, a co-defendant, 66, of Overland Park, was in direct contact with Mexico-based heroin and methamphetamine suppliers who worked through Kansas City-based associates. Defendants in the case worked with the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico to establish stash houses, build hidden compartments in load vehicles, receive black tar heroin, sell it to Kansas City-area customers for cash, and deposit or transfer the illicit funds in bank accounts or through wire transfer businesses. The Overland Park resident received multi-ounce levels of black tar heroin from his suppliers, which he and other conspirators repackaged into ounce and gram levels for distribution.
The Overland Park resident was sentenced on April 18, 2018, to 15 years in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to his role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy. He admitted that he was responsible for the distribution of more than 10 kilograms of heroin. Conspirators distributed at least 500 ounces (more than 14 kilograms) of heroin, with an average sale price of $1,700 per ounce, for a total of $850,000.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, and the Jackson County Drug Task Force.
Developing . . .