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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on February 8, 2024, JUAN CARLOS MOSQUERA-AMARI, age 52, of New Orleans, was sentenced, after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe.

According to court documents, between July 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018, MOSQUERA-AMARI, and others, conspired to traffic heroin from Houston to New Orleans and discussed their transactions on intercepted phone calls.  Twelve other co-defendants were indicted and convicted of related drug trafficking crimes in this matter.

Judge Ashe sentenced MOSQUERA-AMARI to 90 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release and payment of a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. 

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Maria Carboni of the Financial Crimes Unit was in charge of the prosecution.


Shane Jones 

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana 

Updated February 14, 2024

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