Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: US DEA Press Release
Several New York Newspapers Called this “The Breaking Bad” Drug Gang
Assistant U.S. Attorney Everardo Rodriguez, who is handling the case, stated that according to the filed complaints, in 2016, the DEA, Rochester Police Department, New York State Police, Greece Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives began investigating the illegal narcotics trafficking activities of ring leader JanCarlos Gonzalez-Rivera, who is responsible for the distribution of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in the Rochester area. The defendant used numerous workers to transport, store, repackage for distribution, and distribute cocaine and fentanyl to customers and then collect payment for the drug transactions.
“Time after time, law enforcement’s perseverance to their mission prevails,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan. “This operation decimated a major drug trafficking network whose tentacles reached every neighborhood in the city. I would like to thank our law enforcement partners for their collaboration and commitment as this was truly a joint investigation.
“I want to commend and thank the literally hundreds of law enforcement officers who in the midst of a pandemic risked their own well-being to protect the public by masterfully executing this massive takedown,” stated U.S. Attorney Kennedy. “Their efforts neutralized an armed and very profitable drug trafficking organization that was peddling poison and misery throughout our community. While much of our community is on pause, our brave men and women in law enforcement have remained very active working tirelessly to protect us from all forms of danger.”
The complaints are the result of an investigation by the DEA’s Rochester Resident Office; the Rochester Police Department; the New York State Police; the Greece Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the U.S. Marshal Service; the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office; the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office; and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Additional assistance was provided by the DEA’s Syracuse Resident Office and Buffalo Resident Office.