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TWENTY-SEVEN DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH NARCOTICS-RELATED OFFENSES FOR SELLING “CUT” FOR COCAINE AND HEROIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2011

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Division, Daniel W. Auer, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Miami Field Office, Gregory McCann, Acting Director of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Miami Field Office, James K. Loftus, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, Miguel Exposito, Chief, City of Miami Police Department, Alexander E. Rolle, Chief, Homestead Police Department, Al Lamberti, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Duncan Foster, Chief, Coral Springs Police Department, and Chadwick E. Wagner, Chief, Hollywood Police Department, announced the unsealing of thirteen narcotics-related indictments against twenty-seven individuals.

Charged in the indictments were Ali Noureddine, 44, of Miami, Ali Ibrahim Sebai, 58, of Miami, Khalid Nabil Ismail, 37, of Hialeah, Imad Mahmoud El Moukaddem, 49, of Pembroke Pines, Mohamad Ali Jawad, 42, of Miami, Alaa Ali Jawad, 44, of Miami, Ali Kamel Dakmak, 30, of Coconut Creek, Ashraf Kamel Dakmak, 34, of Coconut Creek, Hussein Kamel Dakmak, 36, of Coconut Creek, Hassan Dib Awada, 46, of Doral, Hussam Faour, 49, of Doral, Haider Mohamed El Souri, 40, of Delray Beach, Ahmad Kaik, 27, of Delray Beach, Bilal Kaik, 23, of Delray Beach, Mohamad Hatoum, 25, of Delray Beach, Abdallah Hussein Bahje, 46, of Hialeah, Abdu Allah Raafat Safa, 44, of Miami, Ali Hussein Khalaf, 44, of Miami, Ali Moukaddem, 35, of Pembroke Pines, Juan Bermudez Cruz, 42, of Florida City, Adnan Abood, 44, of Doral, Ismail El-Sibai, 49, of Hollywood, Richard Sherlock Anderson, 41, of Miami, Kirk Lester Anderson, 37, of Miami Gardens, Luis Alberto Negrin, 23, of Miami, Alfredo Gallardo Lorie, 23, of Miami, and Mozart Emmanuel Noel, 38, of Miami.

The defendants are charged with selling “cut” for cocaine or heroin knowing and intending that it would be used to manufacture significant amounts of cocaine or heroin for future distribution. A cutting agent is a specifically formulated powdered chemical used to dilute the primary drug, such as cocaine or heroin, before it is sold on the street. These defendants are individually charged with a variety of narcotics-related offenses, including conspiracy to aid and abet the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, attempting to aid and abet the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, and selling and offering to sell narcotics paraphernalia. If convicted, the statutory maximum sentence is up to life imprisonment.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, DEA, IRS, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations in Miami, CBP, City of Miami Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department, Homestead Police Department, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Coral Springs Police Department and the Hollywood Police Department. These cases are being prosecuted by various Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Southern District of Florida.

An Indictment or Information is only an accusation, and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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