An illegal alien in Dale City going by the nickname “Mexicano” was arrested on drug distribution charges on October 7th, according to an article in this weekend’s DC Examiner. Police found a single ounce of cocaine when they arrested David Gutierrez Sandoval, but nabbed one of his “mules” with about a kilo. The alleged illegal alien cocaine dealer accepted firearms as payment for his drugs, which given this individual’s possible association with gangs, it is a hugely disturbing to see significant drug distribution rings connecting with unlawfully armed illegal aliens in our area. This should shoot up some serious red flags for law enforcement in the county.
Also of interest is the complete lack of coverage about this person’s illegal status by any other media outlet. He was arrested a month ago, and it is only now that county residents are learning that there was a drug distribution ring run by illegal aliens operating in Dale City? Was someone trying to “protect” us from the truth here?
From The Examiner:
Law enforcement officials were led to Sandoval after a Prince William resident who was buying cocaine and marijuana from him was arrested and turned Sandoval in as the supplier, records said. The buyer was caught last spring with 7 pounds of marijuana and 3 ounces of cocaine.
The buyer, now a police informant, reportedly told officials that between December and May the informant had been meeting with Sandoval two to three times a week to buy about 5 pounds of marijuana and about 3 ounces of cocaine each time. The informant said at times Sandoval would accept handguns and jewelry as collateral for the drugs.
Under the direction of law enforcement, the defendant met with Sandoval to buy cocaine and marijuana seven times between May and October. Over the course of those meetings the informant purchased five pounds of marijuana and three ounces of cocaine. The two discussed, in recorded conversations, the purchase of nearly 3 pounds of cocaine.
Noting that this guy seemed to operate using a nickname, rather than his real name — a hallmark of the dozen or so criminal street gangs that operate in Prince William County, a report by U.S. Army Intelligence last summer about the growing relationship between MS-13 and the major Mexican drug cartels. With the Sinaloan cartel getting great use out of the Zetas (Mexican special forces deserters who provide the muscle for the cartel), it is almost a foregone conclusion that a relationship with MS-13 and other gangs would be an attractive possibility for the Tijuana or Gulf Coast cartels.
Federal law-enforcement agents say the gang is adopting tactics used by major Mexican and Colombian drug-trafficking groups and has become a gun-for-hire for many major Central and South American drug-trafficking cartels.
“Indications that previously independent cliques are forming alliances with other MS-13 cliques, as well as with other gangs to facilitate criminal activity, further heighten the threat,” the letter continued. “It would be dangerous to look at MS-13 as just another street gang.”
Notice that the warning here is provided by intelligence services within the Department of Defense. This has “national security” written all over it, as well it should. As Zetas has been conducting military operations in the United States to enforce dictates of Mexican drug lords, kidnapping citizens and raiding their homes, there is a pretty disturbing potential for any widening of this relationship to seriously threaten the ability of law enforcement authorities to maintain any degree of control over the situation. Police officers aren’t equipped to confront platoon sized elements of heavily armed drug mercenaries engaging in battles against rival factions, attacking those who seek to enforce our laws, or killing potential political opponents. In our border communities, in many ways this war is being lost right now.
Law enforcement better roll this up quickly before the potential for it getting out of control rises any further. The possibility of well armed gangs of illegal alien gang-bangers fueled with drug profits is a recipe for utter disaster for our community.
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