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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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

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Puerto Rico – Getting Help, Painfully Slow

 

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Donald Trump’s Long Term Puerto Rico Plan?

Every morning this week the news is filled with sad and sometimes bitterly painful stories flooding out of Puerto Rico. People are starving, dying, and help has not made its way as quickly as it did to Texas and Florida.

 

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A lot of people, myself included sat back and wondered in awe about Trump attacking the NFL when he should have been attacking what is going on in Puerto Rico last weekend. I mean really, that took some major stupidity on Trump’s part.

It’s all about priorities and Puerto Rico is part of the United States, I believe attacking the NFL could have been put on the back burner no?

Currently, you can’t just fly help to Puerto Rico, and from what I gather ships were sitting at the port this morning not unloading at all. Some have reported that over 10,000 containers with supplies in them are just sitting at the port, sitting!

Why?

That is an answer that is layers.

 

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First and foremost, you have the bureaucratic red tape issues, FEMA and Fed’s have to tour and see things and decide things…which strikes me as silly considering the governor of Puerto Rico and the mayor of San Juan have Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, bless her heart, been on CNN every morning this week having toured the island pleading for help and describing in vivid, sometimes tearful detail the situation as it unfolds, daily.

Those that have been living it already and touring know way more at this stage than FEMA or the Feds.

If it were me, I’d let the governor take the lead on this one.

 

Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria

 

According to a representative for the governor, only about a fifth of truck drivers have reported back to work at the port, it’s virtually impossible to contact many drivers since cell phone service and electricity are still down, and it also remains difficult to get gas for vehicles because the majority of the gas stations on the island are still currently closed.

 

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Additionally, debris continues to block roads on the island. The infrastructure on the island was already in need of some pretty major repair because hurricane Maria was the second to hit the island this year (hurricane Irma brushed the island prior to Maria).

 

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All around it’s not an ideal situation, at least on the mainland we can get things and people in and out pretty quickly but since Puerto Rico is an island, it dramatically changes the situation and not in a good way.

 

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This morning Trump gave Puerto Rico a 10 day waiver from the Jones Act (a federal law that limits shipping to US ports by foreign vessels), which has left many questioning if 10 days is enough, because under the Jones Act, everything in Puerto Rico tends to cost about twice as much as anything here on the mainland.

With a US territory that has been virtually destroyed by mother nature, all the 10 day waiver does, is allow for more help to come in, in the long run it does not help Puerto Rico in anyway economically which is another part of the equation that has yet to be addressed.

So my question to Trump is, are we sweeping Puerto Rico under the rug here?

Is all of this help now just a band-aid just to stifle the cries for help long enough that we can just sweep Puerto Rico under the rug when the media isn’t looking or are we going to get our priorities straight and help our own out here in the long term?

Can Trump manage to find some part of himself to be a human being long enough to take a slight if not keen interest in helping to rebuild Puerto Rico?

Cristal M Clark

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