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20 people sentenced for multi-state drug trafficking, money laundering organization

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Prison sentences were completed Thursday for 20 people involved in a multi-state drug trafficking organization. 

The investigation began in March of 2016, which revealed the organization was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana in the Des Moines area. Search warrants were executed in Des Moines, Colorado, and California in September of 2016. 

All 20 defendants pleaded guilty and were charged with drug trafficking, money laundering, obstruction, firearms and immigration offenses. 

They are listed below: 

  • Jacinto Loza Gil, 48, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 292 months
  • Jonathan Escareno Chavez, 28, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 210 months
  • Gumaro Escareno Chavez, 33, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 90 months
  • Jairo Escareno Chavez, 27, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 71 months
  • Heriberto Escareno Chavez, 34, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 108 months
  • Dennis Ugarte, 28, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 46 months
  • Mujo Becirovic, 26, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 73 months
  • Israel Morales Flores, 33, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 63 months
  • Jose Manuel Cano Basurto, 43, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 37 months
  • Basman Danuvio Urbina Caceres, 42, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 100 months
  • David Coos Tello, 49, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 24 months
  • Marcos Caballero Ybarra, 30, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 4 months
  • Hugo Plaza Garcia, 19, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of time served (4 months)
  • Lee Anthony Flores Escareno, 27, sentenced to a term of probation of five years
  • Jimmy Oswald Kiapas Hidalgo, 28, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 24 months
  •  Antonio Salazar, 48, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of time served (15 months)
  • Helen Mariela Osorio Ventura, 22, sentenced to a term of probation of four years
  • Oscar Corea Holt, 21, sentenced to a term of probation of three years
  • Miguel Flores Torres, 39, sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 8 months
  • Steven A. See, 31, sentenced to a term of probation of three years
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