The Department of Justice announced that they arrested three people of Dominican decent that have already been deported from the United States for creating and participating a massive drug smuggling ring.
When they say immigrants do the jobs Americans don’t want to do, is this what they mean?
The three brothers — Hector Valdez, 47, Claudio Valdez, 44, and Juan Valdez, 50, have all been previously linked to drug trafficking and deported. However, the three decided our laws were lax enough for them to come back into the United States and create this massive drug smuggling ring.
In total, 15 people were arrested in three different states.
The ring was run out of the state of Rhode Island, and smuggled drugs from Mexico all around the North East of the United States.
Luckily, President Trump’s new rules and faith in ICE has led to this massive bust.
“The President has made the dismantlement and destruction of drug cartels a top priority, and cases like these are integral in that effort,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “When law enforcement – federal, state and local – work together like these partners in Rhode Island, we will be one step closer to fulfilling this goal and protecting our communities.”
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The DOJ announced that immigration detainers have been filed for nine of the individuals allegedly involved in the drug operation. In the process of the investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement also arrested two individuals who had warrants for deportation.
The DOJ said in a press released that since the investigation, dubbed “Operation Triple Play,” began in September 2016, an FBI task force has seized “nearly four kilograms of heroin, 1.5 kilograms of fentanyl, two kilograms of cocaine, 155 grams of crack cocaine, more than 100 pounds of cutting agents, approximately 12 kilograms of powdery substances that have been sent for laboratory analysis, approximately $95,000 in cash and nine vehicles.”
Five of the nine vehicles seized had hidden compartments allegedly used for smuggling.
Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Field Division, said: “As alleged, the Valdez brothers trafficked in all types of drugs and profited from the addictions that have destroyed lives and torn apart families here in New England. This case illustrates that drug cartels based in foreign countries will go anywhere to distribute their deadly products.”