Eight Members Of Puerto Rican-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Charged And Arrested
Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Jacques Orsini-Martinez, a/k/a “Papi” (43, Puerto Rico), Juan Orsini-Martinez a/k/a “Tio Cano” (44, Atlanta), Jose Manuel Robles Negron a/k/a “Chelo” (25, Puerto Rico), Pedro Javier Hernandez Sosa a/k/a “Javi Carolina” (29, Puerto Rico), Jose Antonio Chinea Santos, (34, Puerto Rico), Raymond Jose De La Cruz, a/k/a “Sanky” (42, Clearwater), Briss Malone Warren (41, New Port Richey), and Luis Daniel Agosto-Morales (27, Tampa) with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. If convicted, each faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. The indictment also notifies the defendants that the United States intends to forfeit any assets that are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense.
According to the indictment, from at least September 2018 through August 2019, the individuals conspired to distribute cocaine throughout the Middle District of Florida.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case is the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Tampa Police Department and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Dan Baeza and Diego F. Novaes.