Massive Mexican Drug Cartel Ring Busted In U.S. City

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Three arrests have been made in the bust of a heroin trafficking operation near Charlotte, North Carolina.

The alleged offenders were caught with heroin, cash and firearms, and are believed to have ties to a Mexican drug cartel.

The arrests resulted from a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigation that has been ongoing since 2013. Multiple witnesses in the investigation confirmed that a large Mexican trafficking ring had been supplying heroin to the area for more than 10 years.

Over the past two months, investigators purchased large amounts of heroin from two men affiliated with the Mexican National Drug Trafficking Organization.

Police arrested Gerardo Juarez, 39, on Tuesday with 52 grams of heroin in his possession. A search warrant was executed at Juarez’s home where authorities found 478 grams of heroin, two handguns and a rifle, ammunition, numerous cell phones, cash, drug paraphernalia and other items utilized in the drug trafficking operation. Ledgers seized accounted for tens of thousands of dollars of heroin sales.

Darya Sergeyevna Borovskaya, 26, and Hugo Fernando Navarrete-Lopez, 27, were arrested in Mecklenburg County for their alleged involvement in the drug ring. Federal authorities are working to determine the true identities of Juarez and Navarrete-Lopez, as they are believed to be operating under assumed names.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the suspects were in contact with Mexican National Drug Trafficking Organization members in Mexico.

The suspects have been charged with firearms possession, trafficking heroin, and conspiracy to traffic heroin. Bail for each suspect was set at set at $1 million. Due to the amount of heroin associated with the case, the men face potential sentences of 18 to 23 years in state prison and fines of $500,000.

Authorities are continuing the investigation, and additional arrests are expected.

H/T: WXII News 12

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