Washington State: Mexican National Ran U.S. Front Company to Hide Cartel Meth Ring

After having been deported back to Mexico, a man illegally returned to the United States and operated a shingle mill as a cover for a methamphetamine and gun running operation for Mexican cartels. He had four previous drug-related convictions on U.S. soil. 

Naur Sanchez, a Mexican national in the U.S. illegally, was sentenced on Monday, June 3, 2013, to ten years in prison for distributing methamphetamine. The U.S. Attorney’s office press release reveals the operation involved multiple states, gun-running for Mexican cartels, and a cartel-connected methamphetamine lab on U.S. soil in the state of California.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, U.S. Attorney’s office spokeswoman for the Western District of Washington, Emily Langlie, said: “We have cartel-associated people being sent here by the Mexican cartels to oversee operations.” 

Spokeswoman Langlie also indicated that this practice on the part of cartels has been occurring since 2005 or 2006. “Most of the ecstasy or certain types or marijuana we see comes from Canada, but the meth, heroin, and cocaine comes from Mexican cartels,” said Langlie. “They use Western Washington state as a corridor to get cocaine to consumers in Canada.”

Sanchez’s sentencing comes after a disturbing number of arrests, indictments, or sentences involving Mexican nationals operating or leading narcotics operations on U.S. soil in the past thirty days. 

Idaho, Oregon, California, Alabama, Virginia, and now Washington state have all seen such cases indicating Mexican cartels are no sending their own trusted people to oversee their operations on U.S. soil, rather than simply manufacturing and then selling to smugglers. 

This case indicates Mexican nationals connected to Mexican cartels are now purchasing U.S. manufactured methamphetamine to sell to U.S. consumers. The previous Idaho case indicates Mexican nationals are now beginning to manufacture the Mexican cartels’ methamphetamine on U.S. soil. The previous Oregon case could indicate Mexican cartel corpses are now beginning to be exhumed from U.S. soil.


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