DEA News: 5 Extradited, Charged with North Korean Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the arrests of five defendants – SCOTT STAMMERS and PHILIP SHACKELS, citizens of the United Kingdom; YE TIONG TAN LIM, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China; KELLY ALLAN REYES PERALTA, a citizen of the Philippines; and ALEXANDER LNU, a/k/a “Alexander Checov,” a/k/a “Alexander Semencov,” a resident of Thailand (“ALEXANDER”). STAMMERS, SHACKELS, LIM, REYES PERALTA, and ALEXANDER are each charged with conspiring to import 100 kilograms of North Korean produced methamphetamine into the United States.
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