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District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Canadian Man Admits Role in Cocaine Distribution Scheme

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Canadian man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to traffic 100 kilograms of cocaine from Chicago to New Jersey and then on to Canada, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Sezayir Bulamun, 48, of Hemmingford, Canada, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Robert Kugler in Camden federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms or more of cocaine.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Between October 2012 and Nov. 29, 2012, Bulamun conspired with others to pick up 100 kilograms of cocaine in Chicago, Illinois, transport it to a warehouse in New Jersey and then transport it to Canada. He was indicted in 2012, but fought extradition to the United States. The FBI seized the cocaine as part of the operation.

The conspiracy count to which Bulamun pleaded guilty carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 4, 2017.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sara F. Merin of the OCDETF/Narcotics Unit and Andrew J. Bruck of the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
17-133
Updated April 26, 2017