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Colombian Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 10 Years For Drug Conspiracy Using Body Suits

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton today sentenced Harold Didier Loiaza-Quintana (42, Cali, Colombia) to 10 years and 5 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin. He pleaded guilty on April 29, 2015.

According to court documents, in August 2011, Loiaza-Quintana orchestrated the shipment of 11 kilograms of heroin from Colombia to the United States. He coordinated the transaction from Colombia and involved multiple co-conspirators. Osvaldo Beltran-Rengifo and his girlfriend smuggled the heroin in spandex body suits aboard a cruise ship. The heroin was delivered to co-conspirator Jose Salinas-Correales.  Salinas-Correales then gave the heroin to Carlos Manuel Perez, who had driven to Orlando from Philadelphia to pick it up.  Perez was later stopped by officers from the Orlando Police Department, who discovered and seized the four heroin-filled body suits.

The co-conspirators previously pleaded guilty and were sentenced for their roles in this case. Beltran-Rengifo was sentenced last month to five years and eight months in federal prison. On June 4, 2015, Jose Salinas-Correales was sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison. Perez was sentenced to seven years and four months’ imprisonment on November 18, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Orlando Police Department, and the Colombian National Police. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vincent S. Chiu.

Updated September 2, 2015

Drug Trafficking