Malas Manas Transnational Criminal Organization Leadership Indicted on Charges of Human Smuggling and Drug Trafficking
TUCSON, Ariz. – Oscar Alberto Martinez, 27, of Tucson, Arizona was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge John C. Hinderaker to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Martinez previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl.
Martinez operated as a drug courier for a Tucson-based drug trafficking organization that trafficked methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl. Martinez made daily deliveries of drugs to buyers in Tucson for approximately three months. On February 20, 2020, Martinez was arrested while attempting to deliver three pounds of methamphetamine and ten ounces of heroin. Martinez fled from law enforcement, leading them on a high-speed vehicle chase through Tucson before abandoning his vehicle and continuing his flight on foot. Officers finally apprehended Martinez as he was trying to run into a home.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation in this case, with assistance from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office, the Tucson Police Department, and the Oro Valley Police Department. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.
CASE NUMBER: CR 20-1864-03-TUC-JCH (LCK)
RELEASE NUMBER: 2021-027_Martinez
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