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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Puerto Rico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jorge Gomez-Gonzalez, Aka “Cara De Truck” Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

SAN JUAN, PR – Jorge Gómez-Gonzàlez, aka “Cara de Truck”, was sentenced to 30 years in prison by United States Senior District Court Judge Daniel Domínguez.  Gómez-Gonzàlez was found guilty after a six-week long jury trial for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to import controlled substances at La Perla Ward and other areas in Puerto Rico, announced United States Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. While the Advisory Guidelines recommended a sentence of life imprisonment, the prosecutor did not request a life sentence, and the judge felt that the interests of justice were best met with a sentence of 30 years.

The object of the conspiracy was to distribute and supply controlled substances within La Perla Ward, and to supply heroin to numerous Public Housing Projects, municipalities and towns located within Puerto Rico for significant financial gain.  The defendants and their co-conspirators would purchase wholesale quantities of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and Percocet in order to distribute the same in street quantity amounts at their drug distribution points.  The leaders would routinely give out “samples” of new batches of heroin or cocaine to users in order to test the “quality” of the drug and promote the sale of the product.

 “The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue working along with other law enforcement agencies to prosecute criminals who deprive our communities of a peaceful and safe environment,” said Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. “I commend our prosecutors and investigative agencies who have demonstrated, once again, that our efforts continue to provide positive results to the community.”

This case is part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCEDTF). The case was investigated by DEA, ICE, ATF and PRPD, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys George Massucco and Elba Gorbea.

 

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Updated April 10, 2015