14 Members Of A Bronx Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted On Firearms And Narcotic Offenses

Superintendent of the New York State Police George P. Beach II announced Tuesday that 14 members of a Bronx drug trafficking organization was charged with trafficking cocaine, heroine and crack cocaine between August 2016 and August 2017.

According to an unsealed indictment, the 14 defendants were members of a drug trafficking organization that sold large quantities of crack cocaine, heroine and cocaine in and around the Bronx. Search warrants were executed Tuesday in various locations and law enforcement officers confiscated narcotics, firearms and a significant amount of currency.Judge And JuryThe defendants named in the incitement include:

Gabriel Guillen, aka “Toti,” 33
Edward Jimenez, aka “Buzzy,” 27
Zoraida Ramierez, 49
Wilson Guillen, 35
Joel Tapia, aka “Emelio Vasquez,” 40
Matthew Vasquez, aka “Cabeza,” 25
Yeison Saldana, aka “Jay,” 27
Jason Llanes, aka “Jay Murder,” 30
Gabriel Carrion, aka “Gaby,” 24
Moises Suero, 33
Richard Jose, aka “Kiki,” 38
Jhoan Pichardo, aka “Flaco,” 27
Rafael Rodriguez, aka “Rafi,” 47
Carlos Perez, aka “Los,” 25

All 14 defendants allegedly conspired to possess with intent to distribute approximately 280 grams of substances and mixtures that contained crack cocaine, approximately five kilograms of substances and mixtures that contained cocaine and approximately one kilogram of substances and mixtures that contained heroin in the Bronx and elsewhere. Additionally, the defendants possessed and used firearms, according to the indictment.

The defendants face a maximum of life in prison with a minimum of 10 years.

State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said:  “I am proud of the dedicated efforts of our members and law enforcement partners which resulted in the indictments of these individuals, seizures of drugs and firearms, and the end of this organization’s alleged operations.  New York State will not tolerate the sale of these drugs, or the violent crimes that are associated with narcotics distribution.  This sends a strong message of our dedication to clearing our communities of these dangerous substances.”

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