Two illegal aliens living in Georgia, one from Mexico and one from El Salvador, were arrested Friday morning after police served an arrest warrant and found nearly 75 pounds of cocaine in their Cobb, Ga., home.
“Carlos Arturo Villegas Silva, 22, is charged with drug trafficking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and Jorge Salvador Pineda, 30, is charged with giving a false name or date of birth,” said The Marietta Daily Journal.
The report said that both men have “holds from the U.S. Department of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on their booking sheets, indicating they may be eligible for deportation.”
The men were arrested on the same day as another illegal alien living in North Carolina, who was busted with 10 pounds of cocaine after a routine traffic stop.
Big League Politics reported:
An illegal alien was caught in Iredale County, North Carolina Friday with nine pounds of cocaine.
“Eyian Valenti Robotham, 53, was arrested after deputies noticed discrepancies in the information he provided during the traffic stop near mile marker 65,” said WBTV.
Robotham, who was living in Atlanta, was stopped on I-77 for a traffic violation while reportedly transporting the drugs to Alabama. When police searched his vehicle, they found “four kilogram-sized packages with 8.8 pounds of cocaine inside of them.” The drugs have a street value of $400,000.
Further investigation found that Robotham is living in the United States illegally. The Department of Homeland Security placed a detainer on him, which means he will likely face deportation proceedings once his criminal matter is resolved.
“Robotham has been charged with felony trafficking a schedule II narcotic by possession, felony trafficking a schedule II narcotic by transportation and felony maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances,” the report said.
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Former Mexican Defense Minister is Arrested in Los Angeles for Allegedly Protecting a Drug Cartel
More Proof that Mexico is An Institutional Dumpster Fire
Retired Mexican General Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested on October 15, 2020.
According to allegations from U.S. prosecutors, General Cienfuegos received bribes from a powerful Mexican cartel and allowed to smuggle drugs into the United States.
An indictment that was unsealed on October 17, revealed that from December 2015 to February 2017, while he served as Mexico’s Secretary of National Defense, Cienfuegos allegedly worked on behalf of a drug cartel. In working with this drug cartel, Cienfuegos earned the nickname of “El Padrino” (The Godfather) by helping the H-2 Cartel move drugs from Mexico to the U.S.
“The defendant [Cienfuegos] abused that public position to help the H-2 Cartel, an extremely violent Mexican drug trafficking organization, traffic thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States,” prosecutors contended in a letter sent to a U.S. District Court judge in New York.
“In exchange for bribe payments,” the letter argued, he allowed the cartel “to operate with impunity in Mexico” while it operated distribution networks in cities such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas and in other states such as Ohio, Minnesota, North Carolina and New York.
U.S. agents took the retired general into custody on October 15 at Los Angeles International Airport. Cienfuegos is expected to be transferred to New York.
Cienfuegos served as defense secretary from 2012 to 2018 under the administration of then-President Enrique Peña Nieto.
“The main problem in Mexico is corruption,” López Obrador declared during a news briefing on October 16 regarding the incident.
In López Obrador’s view, it is “regrettable” that someone in such a high position of government has deep connections to drug cartels.
“This is a process of progressive degradation,” López Obrador continued, “and we are trying now to figure out how deep the corruption goes.”
As of now, Cienfuegos is the most prominent Mexican official to have been arrested on drug trafficking charges. In 2019, U.S. authorities arrested Genaro García Luna, the Secretary of Public Security under the administration of former President Felipe Calderón, for allegedly being involved in drug trafficking.
According to the U.S. indictment, Cienfuegos was working with H-2, an alleged branch of the Beltrán-Leyva criminal cartel. On top of that, prosecutors claims that the retired general received bribes to shield the cartel and its leaders. He then proceeded to inform them beforehand of military actions planned against them and even used troops to attack a rival cartel.
Mexico is clearly on the ropes institutionally. With a current president (AMLO) who wants to take a “hugs not bullets” approach to crime, the country will continue to spiral into chaos as drug cartels become even more powerful. President Trump has been right all along in building a wall to protect America from the potential spillover effects of Mexico’s drug war.
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