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Feds arrest South Dakota man for international drug trafficking conspiracy

January 19, 2018  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Feds arrest South Dakota man for international drug trafficking conspiracy

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Feds arrested a South Dakota man in connection with an alleged international drug trafficking conspiracy.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Jean Torres-Soto early Thursday in Huron as part of an FBI-coordinated nationwide takedown of the international drug trafficking conspiracy.

A federal grand jury indicted in Puerto Rico indicted Torres-Soto and over 104 other co-defendants last month for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Prosecutors say members of the drug trafficking ring conspired to distribute cocaine, heroin, and marijuana throughout Puerto Rico and the continental United States.

According to a Justice Department press release,  the indictments stemmed from an FBI-led Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.

U.S. Marshals and FBI agents apprehended Torres-Soto without incident.

His first court appearance was rescheduled for Monday in Sioux Falls because jail staff said he was ill with influenza.

A federal public defender who is currently representing the accused drug traffickers didn’t immediately comment on the pending charges.

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