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North Carolina Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

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

NEW ORLEANS, La. – AMIN SULUKI, age 38, a resident of Burlington, North Carolina, was sentenced to (60) sixty months’ imprisonment and (4) four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to a one-count Superseding Bill of Information charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five hundred grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.  SULUKI was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier.

According to court records, the Homeland Security Investigations Border Enforcement Security Task Force, New Orleans (HSI/NO) received information that SULUKI was attempting to purchase kilogram quantities of cocaine.  Under the direction of HSI/NO, a confidential informant contacted SULUKI who informed the confidential informant that he was only able to purchase one kilogram of cocaine.  On November 23, 2017, SULUKI and another individual, Wilfredo Morales, met with the confidential informant and agreed to purchase a total of five kilograms of cocaine for $120,000.00.  The following day, SULUKI and Morales met with the confidential informant and an undercover officer to purchase the cocaine.  After inspecting sham cocaine provided by the informant and officer, SULUKI and Morales provided the confidential informant with the money, at which time agents arrested SULUKI and Morales.

This case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations Border Enforcement Security Task Force, New Orleans.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones.

Updated January 23, 2020

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