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Eight Members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel Charged in Large Scale Methamphetamine Drug Trafficking Organization

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

DALLAS — Eight members or associates of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel have been charged in a federal indictment, unsealed today, with felony offenses stemming from their role in a large scale methamphetamine drug trafficking organization that operated in the Dallas and Desoto areas, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.


Six of the defendants had been charged in a federal complaint filed earlier this month. All eight defendants, listed below, are charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and at least one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The defendants will remain in custody pending further court proceedings.

   Marco Antonio Gonzalez, 31,

   Ricardo Mendez-Negrete, aka “Jose Negrete,” 42

   Jose Trinidad Medina Tapia, aka “Alex Aviles,” 31,

   Miguel Carrillo-Ayala, aka “Tomas Rodriguez,” 38

   Alma Zoraida Borrayo-Villasenor, 32,

   Javier Guizar-Hernandez, aka “Jorge Hernandez,” 28,

   Hector Garcia-Gomez, 36

   Ivan Gonzalez, 22


Borrayo-Villasenor, Carrillo-Ayala, Tapia, Guizar-Hernandez are all citizens of Mexico and were in the United States illegally when the offenses charged occurred.


“Drug trafficking networks like this one are responsible for fueling north Texas’ largest drug threats, including methamphetamine and heroin,” said U.S. Attorney Parker. “Working with our local and federal law enforcement partners to dismantle them and bring them to justice, as we did here, is a top priority for this office.”


According to the indictment, in August 2016 through August 31, 2017, the defendants were involved in the trafficking of thousands of kilograms of methamphetamine. The defendants utilized multiple locations in residential neighborhoods in Dallas and Desoto to serve as laboratories for the recrystallization of methamphetamine. An automotive business was also utilized to store large quantities of narcotics and proceeds of drug sales were used to purchase vehicles in an effort to disguise the source of those funds.


Law enforcement executed search warrants on August 31, 2017 and seized approximately 750 kilograms of methamphetamine in both finished and liquid form, which was valued at $5 - $7 million, approximately 2 kilograms of cocaine and 6 kilograms of heroin.


An indictment is an accusation by a grand jury and a defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless proven guilty. If convicted, however, statutory penalties range up to life in federal prison.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case with assistance from the Ellis County Sheriff's Office, Garland Police Department, Waxahachie Police Department, Dallas Police Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Texas Comptroller’s Office.


Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl is prosecuting.


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Lisa Slimak

Updated September 13, 2017

Drug Trafficking