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June10, 2011

Memphis, TN- Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, and
Brian Chambers, Resident Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Memphis office,
announced today that Drug Trafficker Marcela Olivares, a/k/a Marcela Elena Olivares, a/k/a Marcela Elena Olivares Bravo, a/k/a Marcela Elena Bravo Olivares, a/k/a Marcela Andrea Olivares, a/k/a Marcela Andrea Henriquez, a/k/a Maritza Delores Aquilera, a/k/a Maritza Del Carmen Aguilera, a/k/a Maritza D., a/k/a Marcela Elena Agulera, a/k/a Susana Payacan, made her first appearance in federal court after being extradited from Chile.

In September and November 2008, a federal Grand Jury presiding in the Western District of Tennessee
returned indictments against Marcela Oliveres, William Bedon, Sergio Salazar, Jerry Don Boyles and
Harold Ford for conspiring to distribute more than five (5) kilograms of cocaine between January 29, 2007 and June 9, 2008. These charges carry not less than five years in prison, up to life in prison, depending on the defendant’s criminal history. Bedon, Salazar, Boyles and Ford have all been convicted. Oliveres, a Chilean citizen, fled the United States to Chile. Years later, she has been extradited from Chile to Memphis, Tennessee to face her charges. Articles have appeared in various Chilean newspapers about her case. As noted in the Santiago newspaper “El Mercurio,” this is only the 2nd time in 51 years that the
Chilean government has granted an extradition to the United States on a drug related case.

Olivares is set for a detention hearing on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, before United States Magistrate
Judge Charmiane Claxton. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Greg Gilluly.

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