Dual US-Mexican citizen and former US Marine Angel Dominguez Ramirez Jr. has pleaded guilty to drug and ML charges in a US court. He has admitted to being the leader of the drug trafficking organization ‘El Seguimiento 39’ (or ‘El Seg 39’, for short) that trafficked tons of cocaine from South America to Mexico and into the US.
El Seg 39 used boats to traffic cocaine from South and Central America, including Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, into Mexico through waterway, airway and other means. Here, the organization’s transportation network moved cocaine across the border into the US states of Texas and California, from where it reached other regions in the country. During their investigation in this drug trafficking, US authorities seized five tons of cocaine and over $9 million of trafficking proceeds.
For drug trafficking charges, Dominguez can receive a prison sentence of anywhere between 10 years to life imprisonment, in addition to a fine of $10 million and 5 years of supervised release. Meanwhile, for ML charges, Dominguez can receive a prison sentence of up to 10 years, along with a fine of $500,000.
Source: US Department of Justice