Indictment Charges Conspiracy To Hide Drugs In Shipments
Jesus Estaban Reynoso, 34, of Camden, NJ, and Jose Francisco German-Vallejo, 31, of Lindenwold, NJ, are charged by indictment, unsealed today, in a drug conspiracy involving heroin, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The defendants were arrested this morning
According to the indictment, the defendants had co-conspirators in Panama who would hide shipments of drugs in stereo speakers and ship them to addresses provided by Reynoso. German-Vallejo allegedly recruited people to provide shipping addresses. When the parcels arrived, the recruits would either deliver the parcels to the defendants or the defendants would pick up the parcels. The recruits were paid for providing the addresses for the shipments. It is further alleged that Reynoso and German-Vallejo knowingly and intentionally attempted to possess with intent to distribute approximately1,066 grams of a mixture containing heroin. The indictment charges each defendant with one count of conspiracy to import one kilogram or more of heroin, one count of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, and one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.
If convicted of all charges, Reynoso faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison, a fine, and a $300 special assessment; German-Vallejo faces a 10 year mandatory minimum sentence up to life in prison, a fine, up to five years of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nancy Rue.
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