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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sinaloa Cartel Supervisor Operating In Central Florida Sentenced To More Than 19 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

Orlando, FL – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. yesterday sentenced Demis Ulises Mokay-Fong (31, Orlando) to 19 and one-half years in federal prison for drug trafficking charges and illegally re-entering the United States after deportation. Mokay-Fong pleaded guilty to the offenses on November 21, 2013.

On December 18, 2013, Carlos Armando Castro-Medina (40, Orlando) was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the drug trafficking conspiracy. Another co-conspirator, Irvin Gutierrez (26, Orlando), was sentenced to 6 years’ imprisonment on February 25, 2014. Jesus Emmanuel Corrales (34, Las Vegas, Nevada), was also sentenced to 3 years in prison for his role in the conspiracy. 

According to court documents, Mokay-Fong and his co-conspirators distributed twelve pounds of methamphetamine (“Ice”), over 11,000 pounds of marijuana using tractor trailers, and kilograms of cocaine. The drugs were obtained through Mokay-Fong, who acted as the Sinaloa Cartel’s contact for the supply of the narcotics that were transported from Mexico, through the Southwestern United States, into Central Florida. The investigation revealed conversations between the conspirators discussing the cartel’s use of hit men and kidnappings of family members to help collect drug debts incurred by others during the course of the conspiracy, as well as the cartel’s attempts to lure debtors to Mexico to face the cartel. In addition to their activity in Central Florida, Mokay-Fong and Gutierrez traveled to Philadelphia for the cartel, and stole a tractor trailer containing 8,000 pounds of marijuana that had been inadvertently delivered to the wrong truck depot.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Upper Allen Township (Pennsylvania) Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Irick.

Updated January 26, 2015