Victims Fed to Reptiles
Drug Trafficking – Puerto Rico
Cristal M Clark
In an unsealed indictment released today U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez announced that prosecutors have charged 75 people in Puerto Rico with conspiring to smuggle and distribute vast amounts of narcotics as part of multi-million dollar drug trafficking ring, that allegedly routinely, gag, fed rival gang members to pet caiman.
The 3-year investigation into Las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Cantera, Las FARC for short, details how the group is linked to more than a dozen killings and of course drug trafficking.
“We learned that they would throw their victims, and the bodies of those they had murdered, to their caiman,” which apparently the group kept as pets.
Lovely, clearly not dog or cat people and less expensive than paying said victim and/or pet food.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said; “The goal of Las FARC was to maintain control of all the drug trafficking activities within the Santurce area by the use of force, threats, violence, and intimidation.”
According to the indictment – at the beginning of about 2006, the criminal organization began to build an empire on the island which eventually amassed some major bank, by major it ended up being nearly $76 million, by distributing crack, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and alprazolam, better known as Xanax, throughout housing projects mostly located in the Santurce district of San Juan.
A lot of the cocaine that was coming in from South America was ending up in the continental United States all thanks to Las Farc.
Las Farc ran the drug trafficking as if it were any other legal entity doing business, bosses, sales guys, drug runners, bookkeepers, you name it, they have it.
Prosecutors said that part of the fortune the gang accumulated over the years was used to buy legitimate assets real estate, nightclubs, cars, scooters, clothing and other luxury items. As for those illegal profits, well those paid for the fun stuff like trips, hotels and private parties.
The gang members were known to assault and abduct people within their own organization too, you know so that they could rule by intimidation and keep control of things. I mean, when you don’t operate within the confines of the law it is more difficult to hire an actual HR person who could handle employee relations in a more legal way.
To add further insult to injury for Las Farc prosecutors are seeking to confiscate $75,947,040 and 4 properties.
If convicted, all 75 suspects face a minimum 10-year sentence and up to life in prison.
Cristal M Clark