Mexican drug cartel leader and five others were arrested in the biggest meth trafficking case in Miami Dade history
Deported from Guatemala and charged with meth trafficking, the accused boss of the United Cartel, a Mexican drug cartel, made his initial appearance before a federal judge in Miami on Monday. Ex-mayor of Aguililla, Mexico Adalberto Fructuoso Comparan-Rodriguez was seized in Guatemala in March 2021 and deported to the United States.
The Federal court suspects that the meth was hatched in the January of 2021. An undercover American operative met with Comparan-Rodriguez and his associate Alfonso Rustrian in Cali, Colombia. According to allegations and other court records, they suspected him of being a money embezzler and drug trafficker connected to Hezbollah.
Adalberto Fructose Comparan-Bedolla (son of Comparan-Rodriguez), Alfonso Rustrian, Carlos Basauri-Coto, Salvador Valdez, and Silviano Gonzalez-Aguilar, are also being charged for their suspected roles in the methamphetamine operation.
End results of the meth trafficking cartel
Court documents show that Comparan-Bedolla has pled guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in the United States and received an 11-year sentence. Both chemists, Gonzalez-Aguilar and Valdez, also pled guilty to conspiracy charges and were given five and six years in prison, respectively.
Members from the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force conducted the investigation and filed the charges.
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