Two Men Sentenced for Transnational Heroin Trafficking

Two Men Sentenced for Transnational Heroin Trafficking

Two Men Sentenced for Their Role in a Transnational Heroin Trafficking Operation

(STL.News) Two men have been sentenced in the last week for their role in trafficking heroin in the Northern District of Oklahoma, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

Osiel Serafin Calderon, 25, and Rudolph Gorniak, 29, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan. Calderon received 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Gorniak received 41 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

“A transnational heroin trafficking organization has been dismantled as a result of Operation Smack Dragon.  I credit the dedicated efforts of Senior Litigation Counsel Joel-lyn McCormick who leads our Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.  “These drug trafficking criminal enterprises are some of the most destructive forces in the world.  Their criminal cell heads spread violence, drugs, and addiction from community to community.  I am grateful to all of our law enforcement partners who have stayed the course in tracking down these traffickers, arresting them, and disrupting their criminal operations.”

This transnational criminal organization’s hierarchy had clearly defined roles, as leaders from Mexico supplied heroin to the Tulsa “cell heads.” These “cell heads” were originally from Mexico but lived in Tulsa. 

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