By Gangsters Inc. Editors
Dominican drug lord Cesar Emilio “El Abusador” Peralta-Adamez was extradited from Colombia to the United States last week to face drug trafficking charges filed in the District of Puerto Rico. He allegedly leads a transnational criminal organization based in the Dominican Republic, which received multi-ton shipments of cocaine from Colombia and Venezuela and transported these to Puerto Rico and the continental United States.
On November 28, 2018, Peralta was charged with conspiracy to import heroin and cocaine into the United States and with distributing five kilograms or more of cocaine for purposes of unlawful importation into the United States.
Four properties and one business in the Dominican Republic controlled by Peralta were seized: the Flow Gallery Lounge in Santo Domingo; La Koura Club in Santo Domingo; Aqua Club, in Santo Domingo; Al Panino, in Santo Domingo; and Peralta Investment, SA.
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Peralta’s organization has been investigated by agents assigned to the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) since 2017. The CCSF is a multi-agency strike force comprised of federal and state law enforcement agencies.
On August 20, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Peralta and his organization as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
Capture and extradition
In coordination with foreign officials, Peralta was located and arrested in Cartagena, Colombia on December 2, 2019 at the request of the United States. He was extradited on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
If convicted, Peralta faces a possible sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison for all the drug trafficking charges.
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