Saturday, February 17, 2024




Las Vegas drug agents seize 70 pounds of meth after dealers mistakenly provide some for free

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Drug agents seized more than 70 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested four men after the group mistakenly provided undercover officers with several bags for free, the 8 News Now Investigators have learned.

Fernando Beltran, Francisco Bojorquez, David Gallegos and Jorge Villanueva face charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, records said.

In January, a confidential Drug Enforcement Administration source informed investigations Villanueva was allegedly selling meth in Las Vegas, documents said. That month, an undercover officer purchased three pounds of meth from Villanueva. The transaction occurred in a parking lot in the south valley.

During the transaction, DEA agents allege Beltran drove Villanueva to the meeting site and Bojorquez provided the drugs to him.

The methamphetamine weighed more than 10 pounds, instead of the agreed upon three, agents said.

In a text, Villanueva allegedly responded, “It was a bad understanding and don’t know why the driver brought those 10 but don’t worry about it [you] don’t [owe] me nothing I got it,” documents said.

In February, an undercover agent coordinated the purchase of 60 pounds of meth, documents said. Agents said Beltran and Villaneuva once again arrived at the meeting site together, with Bojorquez and Gallegos arriving in separate vehicles.

Gallegos then removed a suitcase from a car and Bojorquez took out a duffel bag, documents said. The two men then placed the items in the back of the car with Beltran and Villanueva and left.

DEA agents then arrested all four men. The meth transferred in that sale weighed more than 60 pounds.

In court this week, a federal judge released Beltran, Bojorquez and Villanueva on their own recognizance, ordering them to remain in Nevada pending trial.

Agents did not include in court documents how the drugs came to Las Vegas or where they may be from.

Because the case was in federal court and in the federal system, the DEA did not provide any booking photos.

As the 8 News Now Investigators have reported, an extensive cross-border drug network is funneling enormous amounts of methamphetamine from Mexico to Las Vegas to be trafficked and sold. Drug cartels begin their work 1,000 miles away from Las Vegas in the depths of the jungle in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.

Smugglers often can get meth across the border by hiding large amounts of drugs in plain sight through staffed crossings. Border Patrol agents and the DEA have found meth and other drugs stashed in the axles of cars.


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