TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — The tentacles of a Mexican drug cartel have reached into picturesque southern Idaho, as a Mexican man and a woman pled guilty in federal court after being indicted on charges of selling highly addictive meth.
The guilty pleas were entered in Federal Court by 34-year-old Brenda Trinidad Jaime-Sainz, of Yakima, Washington, and 32-year-old Mauro Morales-Jimenez, of Buhl, Idaho. Terms of their plea agreements are sealed.
Jaime-Sainz made several drug deals to undercover agents. She had her 12-year-old son in the car with her on at least two occasions.
Court documents paint Jaime-Sainz and Morales-Jimenez as large quantity meth providers for Twin Falls and the surrounding area, with Jaime-Sainz bringing drugs in from neighboring Washington state and selling them to Morales-Jimenez.
Neither are native U.S. citizens. Authorities said Ms. Jaime-Sainz has ties to drug cartels in her native region of Sinaloa, Mexico. Mr. Morales-Jimenez has been previously deported.
As the Twin Falls Times – News reported:
Court documents describe the pair as large-scale suppliers of drugs who were well-armed, flush with cash and likely part of a larger operation connected to Mexican drug cartels. Documents from Twin Falls County, Gooding County and U.S. District court show Jaime-Sainz brought large quantities of methamphetamine to Idaho from Washington and sold it at whole sale prices to several buyers, including Morales-Jimenez, who operated out of a Wendell storage shed.
Court documents also show the operation to bust the duo included confidential informants, undercover cops, secret GPS tracking devices and an impromptu sting operation in which Jaime-Sainz helped officers capture Morales-Jimenez.
Breitbart News in is Twin Falls investigating the issues surrounding the June 2 rape of a five-year-old girl at the hands of three refugee boys. More recently, a Muslim refugee also molested a mentally retarded woman. Those stories led to a look at the wider conditions that led to refugee resettlement in the state of Idaho, a situation connected to the drive for cheap labor by the local food processing industry. Breitbart is currently working on a detailed investigation of how the Twin Falls dairy industry uses illegal immigrant labor, much of which comes from Mexico.
Keep watching Breitbart for more details on this developing story that shows how this small, typically American small city has been impacted by so many issues of national interest in this election season.