Six illegal aliens, including at least one high-level Mexican cartel member, were arrested in North Carolina for drug trafficking.
“Federal officials said more than 1,800 grams of meth were delivered from a luxury home in Statesville in August and October of 2018,” according to WSOCTV. “The person who lived there, Oscar Rangel-Guiterrez, is an alleged high-level cartel member. Rangel-Guiterrez’s parents lived in a large home in Troutman, according to the indictment.”
According to the report, the illegal men are tied to the growing Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the main opposition to the famed Sinaloa Cartel, formerly run by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. El Chapo was convicted on 1o federal offenses in a New York City courtroom last week.
“Court documents indicated that Rangel-Guiterrez and the five other suspects were in the country illegally,” the report said. “Agents said Rangel-Guiterrez transported 30 kilograms of cocaine and an unspecified large quantity of methamphetamine in a one-month period from Texas to Georgia and North Carolina.”
The other five men arrested were Rodolfo Martinez, Oscar Rangel-Gutierrez, Raul Rangel- Gutierrez, Regulo Rangel-Gutierrez, and Francisco Garcia-Martinez.
The battle over border security still rages in Washington, D.C. Last week, President Donald J. Trump signed a spending bill that included only $1.3 billion for border wall funding and requires him to get permission from local officials before building any barrier. Thereafter, he declared National Emergency to free up Department of Defense funds in order to build the wall.
He will likely face a lengthy court battle over the declaration.
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