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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Three arrested as more than 100 pounds of marijuana and $1 million in cash seized

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio, announce the arrest of Amer Jabir, 37 , with residences in Cleveland, Chicago, and Weelawken, New Jersey;  Ahmad Jabir, 23, and Aymen Abdelrahim, 28, both having last known addresses in Cleveland. 

 On Jan. 23, 2018, at approximately 8 a.m., all three individuals were taken into custody without incident for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and/or conspiring to distribute marijuana.  Ahmad Jabir and Aymen Abdelrahhim are also charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and/or conspired to distribute oxycodone. Subsequent to the arrests, more than 100 pounds of marijuana and more than $1 million in cash were seized at locations in Chicago and North Olmsted.

Amer Jabir is accused of transporting large quantities of marijuana from California to Chicago, distributing a portion of marijuana in Chicago and then transporting the remaining supply to Cleveland and Detroit, where it was distributed to Amer Jabir’s customers.  Abdelrahim and Ahmad Jabir operated as dealers and delivery runners for the organization, according to court documents. 

Intercepted or recorded conversations via telephone or text messaging indicate numerous pounds of marijuana and hundreds of pills being sold at a time and thousands of dollars being exchanged, according to court documents. 

Amber Jabir was arrested in Chicago and will appear in U.S. District Court for the Northern District Court of Illinois today. Abdelrahim and Ahmad Jabir will appear today before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Ruiz in the Northern District of Ohio.

This case has been worked by the Cleveland Division of FBI, North Olmsted Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Westshore Enforcement Bureau. 

A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to SA Vicki D Anderson at the Cleveland Office of the FBI, 216-522-1400 or

Drug Trafficking
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated January 23, 2018