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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Trio Charged With Intent To Distribute Heroin

 

Edward Torres, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Alejantro Levya-Granados, 47 and Sergio Arturo Maciel-Landeros, 28, both of Mexico, were charged today by Indictment[1] with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute six kilograms of heroin and possession with intent to distribute six kilograms of heroin, and aiding and abetting the same; announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.  The charges arise from the defendants’ possession of approximately six kilograms of heroin inside of a hidden compartment in the car in which they were travelling in order to facilitate the sale of those drugs for $52,000 per kilogram.

 

            If convicted the defendants face maximum possible sentences of life imprisonment.

            The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bensalem Township Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne Osirim.

 

[1] An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 28, 2018