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Two Defendants Sentenced
In $28.5 Million Drug Conspiracy

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Nov. 25, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Two defendants convicted for their roles in a $28 million drug trafficking conspiracy have been sentenced to federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Sentenced today were:
Victor Hernandez-Delgado, 60, Kansas City, Mo., who was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison.
Jorge Cisneros-Saucedo, 41, Kansas City, Kan., who was sentenced to 120 months.

Both defendants pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine. In their pleas, they admitted they were part of a drug trafficking organization that in October 2010 became the target of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Investigators worked to identify both suppliers and customers of co-defendant Djuane Sykes. As the investigation broadened, it came to include the distribution of more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

The investigation yielded the seizure and forfeiture of more than $2 million in cash, 194 firearms, 29 vehicles, 26 kilograms of cocaine and three kilograms of crack.

In their pleas, the defendants admitted that Cisneros-Saucedo supplied drugs to Hernandez-Delgado. On Aug. 21, 2011, investigators intercepted a call between the two men in which they discussed the fact Cisneros-Saucedo had only nine ounces of cocaine left. On Aug. 23, 20011, investigators intercepted a call in which the two men arranged to meet for a drug deal.

In addition, investigators intercepted calls in which Cisneros-Saucedo:

  • Asked another co-defendant if he could provide him with 1.5 kilograms of cocaine.
  • Asked another co-defendant if he could “get me a half a pig,” meaning half a kilogram of cocaine.
  • Told another co-defendant how he had changed telephone numbers about 10 times, which was a method of avoiding detection by law enforcement.
  • Talked to another co-defendant about the fact a female courier was transporting 997 grams of cocaine on a Los Paisanos commuter bus. Law enforcement officers stopped the bus and seized the drugs.
  • Received cocaine delivered to his home.

Co-defendants include:
Martin Munoz-Rodriguez, who was sentenced to 168 months.
Lucinda Scott, who was sentenced to 120 months.
Jesse Trevino, who was sentenced to 70 months.
Eduardo Perez-Alcala, who is awaiting sentencing.
Hector Aguilera, who is awaiting sentencing.
Gerardo Flores-Avila, who is awaiting sentencing.
Juan Rudolfo Martinez-Bejarano, who is awaiting sentencing.
Juana Perez-Alcala, who is awaiting sentencing.
Djuane E. Sykes, who is awaiting sentencing.
Juan Flores, who is awaiting sentencing.
Jorge Reyes, who is set for sentencing Dec. 3.
Luis Felipe Cruz, who is awaiting sentencing.
Javier Limas-Carmona, who is set to resume jury trial Dec. 2.
Adriana Fierro-Decarlos, who is awaiting sentencing.
Nolberto Garcia, who is set for jury trial March 3.
Thomas Seth Harris, who is set to resume jury trial Dec. 2.
Robert Vasquez, who is set to resume jury trial Dec. 2.
Omar Flaco, who is awaiting sentencing.
Jesus Barrera-Barron, who is set for sentencing Dec. 10.
Hiram Martinez-Bejarano, who is set for sentencing Dec. 10.
Alfredo Marquez, who is set for sentencing Dec. 17.
Ildefonso Guevara-Quintana, who is awaiting sentencing.
Jose Juan Rojas-Rosario, who is set for sentencing Dec. 6.
Ralph Mayo, who is awaiting sentencing.
James Stallings, who is set for sentencing Dec. 9.
Ataven Tatum, who is set for sentencing Jan. 7.
Marvin Lee Ellis, who is set to resume jury trial Dec. 2.
Julius Smith, who is awaiting sentencing.
Juvon Smith, who is awaiting sentencing.
Richard Kirkendoll, who is awaiting sentencing.
John Doran, who is awaiting sentencing.
Vernon Brown, who is set to resume jury trial for trial Dec. 2.
Riko Carter, who is awaiting sentencing.
Kyle Stephen, who is set to resume jury trial Dec. 2.
Carlos Gilchrist, who is set for sentencing Dec. 10.
Armando Martinez, who is set for sentencing Dec. 6.
Ralph McKinney, who is set for sentencing Dec. 6.
Lazaro Garciga, who is set for sentencing Dec. 3.
Tohima Corralez, who is awaiting sentencing.
Delfino Hernandez-Martinez, who is awaiting sentencing.
Francisco Javier Lozoya-Renteria, who is awaiting sentencing.
Theoplis L. Ellis, who is set for sentencing Dec. 9.
Luis Anselmo Ortega-Flores, who is awaiting sentencing.

Grissom commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Internal Revenue Service, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead for their work on the case.

 

 

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