Atlanta, Georgia 2021-09-20 11:29:00 –
Atlanta (CBS46) —Three men have been sentenced to the largest methamphetamine attack in Smyrna’s history, according to a deputy federal prosecutor in northern Georgia.
Alejandro Salazar-Gama, Miguel Salazar-Gama and Arturo Acevedo have been convicted of their role in drug trafficking plots involving nearly 40 kilograms of 100% pure stimulants.
According to US Federal Attorney Acting Erskine, the complaint and other information presented in court: On April 10, 2019, an undercover investigator of the Atlanta-Carolina High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program of the Drug Enforcement Department called 40 kilograms of methamphetamine. Arranged to buy. Business in Smyrna.
At the time and place of the arranged meeting, defendant Alejandro Salazar Gama met with the undercover agent and agreed to bring the drug to the parking lot to show to the undercover agent before selling the drug to his agent. .. Alejandro Salazar-Gama left the parking lot and came back about 40 minutes later. Shortly thereafter, a van driven by Defendant Arturo Asevedo arrived with Defendant Miguel Salazar Gama as a passenger.
As the undercover investigator entered the van, he / she opened one of the boxes in the van and saw the box containing methamphetamine. At that time, the SWAT team of the Smyrna Municipal Police surrounded and arrested the three defendants. In total, the drug weighed over 39 kilograms and was subsequently positive for methamphetamine with 100% purity. Law enforcement officials believe this is the largest amount of methamphetamine ever seized in the city of Smyrna.
Alejandro Salazar-Gama, 31, from Sandy Springs, was sentenced to 11 years, 7 months in prison, and then 5 years under surveillance.
Acevedo, 22, of Sandy Springs, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and then released under surveillance for five years.
Miguel Salazar-Gama, 29, from Sandy Springs, was sentenced to three years in prison.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Department, the Atlanta-Carolina High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program, and the Smyrna Municipal Police.
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