Three Mexican men arrested in Los Angeles this week for allegedly possessing 1 million fentanyl pills have been charged in a criminal complaint with violating federal drug laws, officials announced.
The complaint filed Thursday, March 9, in federal court charges Florencio Camacho Allan, 28, Gerardo Gaixola-Patino, 29, and Alex Valdez Oroz, 25, with one count each of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The defendants are said to be from Sinaloa, Mexico.
According to an affidavit filed with the complaint, the defendants met with two buyers at a restaurant in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, March 7, to discuss a 10,000-fentanyl-pill sample sale which would be followed by a deal for 1 million fentanyl pills. During the meeting, Allan and Gaixola met with the buyers while Oroz remained in the car, a white Volkswagen Jetta, the affidavit states.
After the meeting, Allan and Gaixola went to the parking lot where they allegedly sold 10,000 fentanyl pills to the buyers for $7,500. The defendants then left the restaurant under the surveillance of law enforcement. Later that day, Allan allegedly confirmed with one of the buyers that they were interested in doing the 1 million pill deal and showed one buyer the pills, which appeared to be in the Jetta’s trunk, via a WhatsApp video call, prosecutors said.
Upon receiving information about the pills’ location, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on the Jetta, searched the car, and allegedly found roughly 1 million fentanyl pills in the car’s body and trunk. Law enforcement then arrested the three defendants on Wednesday, March 8.
If convicted, each defendant would potentially face a sentence of up to life in federal prison, prosecutors noted.
16 comments for "3 Mexican nationals charged with intent to distribute fentanyl in LA County"
No wonder its so damn dey around here.
Ledesma 99 says
They came to the right place. We have liberals here.
Are you dumb?
You think so??? Are you counting yourself to?
sea bass says
death penalty and watch these border rats quit bringing poison across!
Thank you Joe Biden
Tim Scott says
I think we should blame Volkswagon.
Duke Fishman says
Is Volkswagon owned by CHINA like Joe Biden is?
I use to have a Volkswagen, it was a pos like Joe Biden.
Tim Scott says
They were driving a Volkswagon so Volkswagon has more to do with the situation than China or Biden does.
au contraire says
Biden and the Democrats are absolutely and directly responsible for the drugs pouring across an open southern border, and also for the thousands of Americans who die by overdose each year.
Tim Scott says
Sure man…no one died before 2020. Do you ever stop to think how absurd your nonsense is?
Easily disproven says
A simple internet search shows that China produces the bulk of fentanyl precursors and a lot of the fentanyl that flows through Mexico to the US. There’s no evidence of how much is transported in a Volkswagen. This might be a unique experience. China is chronically complicit.
Tim Scott says
China produces a lot of everything. A lot of what they produce is produced under the direction of, and for the profit of, US companies. That has nothing to do with Biden. As to fentanyl production, it has done very little really other than displacing opium production. There have been dope fiends for decades; people who society has left behind drowning their miseries in whatever the dope of the moment might be.
Now, who do you think is really more concerned about the welfare of those people? Let’s start with the MAGAts that seem to be crying the most now that they have somehow come to a ‘we can blame Biden for it resolve.
These people support a ‘leader’ who looked at his alcoholic brother and said “hey, there’s my chance to defraud him AND his children out of their inheritance.” When his brother then drank himself to death Donnie Trump celebrated his own success at scamming him. Do you really think that he or the MAGAts that support him actually GAF about people being harmed by fentanyl?
Walter W. says
Actually China and Mexico are the largest producers of the drug, with Mexico producers using chemicals made in China.
China is not to be trusted. Tell that the the mayor of Lancaster who is in bed with them.
Joe Biden says
No prob Bob,
That’s what happens when we mobilize