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Oklahoma Nabs Major Drug Kingpin that the Feds have Deported Twice Already

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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OKLAHOMA CITY (June 30, 2010) – The arrest of an alleged high-ranking member of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel in Oklahoma City proves the need for Oklahoma to pass "an Arizona-plus illegal alien law," state Rep. Randy Terrill said today.

We now have solid evidence that part of the effect of Arizona’s law is to send the illegal alien problem straight down Interstate 40," said Terrill, R-Moore. "The border war is spreading to Oklahoma. Tough illegal alien laws in one state create a domino effect forcing these criminals into other states. We need to respond by duplicating the Arizona statute in Oklahoma law and enhancing it.


www.okhouse.gov...

So , the Drug Cartels are shifting their operations to Oklahoma , now that Arizona has stepped up to the plate and taken measures to enforce the federally-created laws that the Federal Government refuses to enforce .

Nine people were arrested in this sting . Nothing to shout about but , a small victory , none-the-less .

Oklahoma has what is called "Drug Money Laundering and Wire Transmitter Revolving Fund", which has generated millions of dollars under legislation which was Authored by Terrill in 2009 .

This legislation allows the State to assess a 1-percent fee on all funds wired out of the state of Oklahoma . Ironically , the law mostly impacts drug-traffickers and illegal aliens . Hmph . Imagine that .

As a result of the recent sting and arrests , LEO was able to track hundreds of thousands of dollars in wire transfers from Oklahoma to Mexico .

Oklahoma is currently the only state to have this law , although it is clear that this law has made it easier for LEO to track and apprehend violent and dangerous criminals .

www.okhouse.gov...



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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 01:50 PM
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Good find OP! Need more creative ideas like this to make things happen. Can't remember the last time I wired money. 1% seems more than fair. To me, it's better than the stamp rate we get from the US Postal Service.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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It should be clear to everyone by now that the feds are not interested in fighting a real war .

While our troops are spread out in foreign lands , fighting for the oil-cartels , we are being invaded right here at home .

And then , the gov wants to chastise Arizona for enforcing laws that the gov created .

Also , thanks for the S&F's , although I don't use them for anything , but , your comments are what keeps things on the front page , not the S&F's .



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:05 PM
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The 'high-ranking member' has been identified as Alberto Gomez-Gomez , a convicted felon who has twice been deported from the United States .

Gomez-Gomez was responsible for moving 70 pounds of methamphetimine through Oklahoma within a period of three months . Authorities say that is a 'conservative' estimate .

Oklahoma City defense attorney Irven Box , who represents one of the accused , is quoted as saying " I don't think this case is as big as it's being portrayed."

Seized :

$114,755 cash

$4,964 cash

234.39 grams of meth , with a street value of around $100 per gram =

$23,439 , for a grand total of

$143,158 , so yes Mr. Box , this is a relatively small achievement in the war but , when you factor in the street value of 70 pounds of meth you gain an additional $1.2 Million that has been temporarily taken from the funding of the drug cartels .

So , looking at the bigger picture , I'd say we dealt them a stunning blow . If nothing else , Oklahoma is showing them that we won't let them set up shop here either .

For details of the story , including the AMERICANS who were arrested during this sweep , see the following link .

www.newsok.com...

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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Funny the “legalize it” crowd never mentions meth as a trafficked drug by the illegals. For them it is all about pot. This is about far more than pot, that is not even the money maker coming out of the south.

I suppose this should be legalized as well. I wonder what harm would come if everything suddenly became legal?

Raist



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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Yes , the proceeds from pot don't even compare with what these guys net from meth , coke and heroin .

Pot sales might pay their utility and transport costs .



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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The problem here is, they'll get prison time and teach others in prison and one day get out.
Why not just end it here and now, you're drugging and killing our young people, then you deserve to die.
Do like China does to major drug dealers, Peoples Court 45 minutes, guilty verdict and taken out side and a bullet to the ., instant organ donor


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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Super! Now put him to death! That should put and end to his repeated violations. Bullets are cheap - Don't bother paying to deport him again!



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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Just had to weigh in on the seizure laws. Those in no shape or form should be allowed to continue. Yes, your OP is not about that but this war on "Drugs" is one of the ways that our LEO departments are using to fund their campaign.

If I were to accuse someone of being a drug seller, that person's assets could be seized with no trial. Guilt before conviction.

That is all I wanted to say though.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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I would have to disagree with you on this . Once convicted of trafficking , I think all assets should be seized .

Where is the harm in LEO using the revenue obtained through those seizures and convictions ? This is funding that might not be available from other sources .

I don't know where you reside but , forfeiture only takes place AFTER a conviction , in most jurisdictions .

Around here , you can't have your assets forfeited until you have been duly convicted by a court of law .

LEO is not going to seize your property simply because your neighbor tells them you roll a blunt every day after work .



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Raist
Funny the “legalize it” crowd never mentions meth as a trafficked drug by the illegals. For them it is all about pot. This is about far more than pot, that is not even the money maker coming out of the south.

I suppose this should be legalized as well. I wonder what harm would come if everything suddenly became legal?

Raist


Meth is dangerous...no medical value and a highly addictive created chemical derivative of solvents.

Weed is a plant created by God...or if atheist a plant that has evolved with homo erect-us (lol), with incredible medicinal attributes to the degree that it is being synthesized via major pharmaceutical companies.

Literally ...apples and ...man made poisonous chemicals.

With that being said it hats off to OK pd..good job.



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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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I think LE should implement the 3 strike you're out agenda.
If you get caught here illegally for the 3rd time after
deportation. A firing squad awaits you outside.

once -- bad on you
twice -- bad on me
thrice -- never again



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:49 PM
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I think international trafficking of drugs should be a capital offense .

But then , most of Washington and Langley would be setting on death-row .

Hmmm ...



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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In related news , another kingpin , Manuel Bonilla , has been sentenced in Tulsa , to 24 years and 5 months for his involvement in moving 10,000 kilograms of pot , 50 kilograms of coc aine and a 'smaller' amount of meth from Mexico into the El Paso , Tulsa and Kansas City areas .

He pled guilty to charges of violating the federal 'drug kingpin' statute , money laundering and a weapons-for-drugs charge which transported weapons from Tulsa to Mexico in exchange for the payment of drugs .

He faces deportation upon his release .

So that he can hook up with the cartel again and start a fresh life .


www.tulsaworld.com...

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posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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I never said any different. I am just pointing out that those who say this is about drugs and they should be legalized point only to the pot side of the issue, which is really the low-end seller from these people. They make small change off pot compared to the other crap they sell.

Yet all you hear is legalize it and the problem will stop.

Raist



posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 04:09 PM
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I agree with you , in that marijuana is not where these guys are making the big bucks . Coke , heroin , meth and pills is where their bread and butter is at .

Sure , they are bringing in tons of pot each year but , the proceeds from this is chump-change compared to the other drugs .

If pot were legalized , it would change nothing . The drug smugglers would still be bringing in all the other drugs . And , guess what ? They would also still be bringing in tons of pot , priced to be competitive with the then-legal market .

To these guys , marijuana is a 'throw-away' product . It is nothing more than a smokescreen . For every ton of pot seized , there are tons of other drugs that escape detection and make it in . It's called spending a dime to make a dollar .




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