The United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois said in a statement that 22 suspects of a major drug trafficking network stretching from Mexico to six U.S. states had been taken under police custody, with 14 of them arrested in Chicago, California, Iowa, and Pennsylvania this week, an Associated Press article reported.
The suspects were charged with conspiracy or possession with intent to distribute narcotics in three criminal complaints, with some facing at least 40 years of imprisonment if found guilty of their charges. One of the defendants was identified as 37-year-old Lombard, Illinois resident Victor Mata Madrigal, who was known to his colleagues as “Obama.” He was said to be the Chicago-area leader of the drug network.
A criminal complaint showed that almost $4 million in cash was confiscated by the police in Madrigal’s Chicago home in April 2013.
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