Leader of Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization with Ties to Mexican Cartel Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
BOSTON – A Cambridge man was sentenced yesterday on firearms trafficking charges. Defendant illegally sold 12 firearms as well as crack cocaine.
Ezequiel Netzahualt, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In August 2020, Netzahualt pleaded guilty to dealing firearms without a license and selling cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine.
From September until January of 2021 Netzahualt sold 12 firearms on six separate occasions. Netzahualt also sold crack cocaine on Nov. 20, 2019.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boson Field Office; and Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr. made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan Gotlob of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.