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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Florida Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute More Than 45 Kilograms Of Narcotics In New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – A Miami man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute over 45 kilograms of narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and morphine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Sauro D. Estevez Figueredo, 50, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to Count One of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 400 grams or more of fentanyl, and morphine. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.

Figueredo was originally arrested with Edwin Alamo Jr., 23, Emmanuel Gonzalez, 33, both of Bronx, New York, Alberto Mora, 54, of Morriston, Florida, and Porfirio Peralta-Nunez, 39, of Jersey City, New Jersey, in February 2016. All five defendants have since pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug distribution conspiracy.

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

On Feb. 5, 2016, law enforcement observed a tractor trailer, driven by Figueredo and Mora, parked at an intersection near a store in Clifton, New Jersey. That afternoon, Gonzalez and Alamo drove to the tractor trailer and left with a suitcase given to them by Mora. Later, Peralta-Nunez arrived at the tractor trailer with two empty bags and left shortly afterwards with the bags filled.

Figueredo admitted that he collected narcotics and transported them via tractor trailer to New Jersey. He also admitted that Mora handed out a suitcase with 22 kilograms of heroin and afterwards, another conspirator took two bags containing fentanyl, morphine and heroin from the tractor trailer. He further admitted that there were two additional bags on the tractor trailer – one that contained 10 kilograms of fentanyl and one that contained 10 kilograms of cocaine – that would have been provided to other conspirators if not for law enforcement’s intervention.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Figueredo to five years of supervised release.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meredith Williams of the U.S. Attorney’s Office OCDETF/Narcotics Unit and Elaine Lou of the Organized Crime/Gangs Unit in Newark.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Valerie A. Nickerson in Newark, with the investigation.

Defense Counsel: Michael D’Alessio Esq., West Orange, New Jersey 


Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
18-164
Updated April 18, 2018