TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona has announced a 30-count indictment against 13 people.
The group is facing charges related to the distribution of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine and heroin.
This indictment includes the following:
- Jasiel Soloman Corral-Cinco, 32, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
- Eduardo Martinez-Torres, 38, of Tucson.
- Carlos Edgardo Rincones Vega, 25, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
- Hector Manuel Cruz, 37, of Tucson.
- Angel Ariel-Zubia, 31, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
- Melecio Hernan Garcia, 32, of Rio Rico, Ariz.
- Alejandro Reyes Altamirano, 29, of Tucson.
- Ruben Sebastian Felix-Escamilla, 24, of Sonora, Mexico.
- Jesus Castenada, 22, of Tucson.
- Jose Flores, 32, of Rio Rico, Arizona.
- Alejandro Linares, 35, of Rio Rico, Ariz.
- Eduardo Linares, 36, of Rio Rico, Ariz.
- Alejandro Melendez, 43, of Phoenix.
A federal grand jury in Tucson returned the indictment on Wednesday, May 4.
It alleges the 13 were members of a Mexican-based drug trafficking gang.
Each person involved faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a $10 million fine.
The Tucson Strike Force worked with local, state and federal investigators, as well as the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force to bring this group to justice.
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