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IN
THE
UNITEDSTATESDISTRICT
COURTFORTHE
EASTERN
DISTRICT
OF
VIRGINIA
UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA
AYMANJOUMAA,
also
known
as"Junior,"
Defendant.AlexandriaDivision
(UNDER
SEAL)
CRIMINALNO.
l:ll-CR-560
Count
1
Count
2
Forfeiture
INDICTMENT
21U.S.C.§§959(a),
960,963
(ConspiracytoDistributeFive
KilogramsorMore
of
Cocaine
KnowingandIntendingthatitwillbeUnlawfullyImportedintotheUnitedStates)18U.S.C.§1956(h)
(ConspiracytoCommitMoney
Laundering)
18
USC
§853,
970
(CriminalForfeiture)
NOVEMBER
2011
TERM
-atAlexandria,Virginia
THE
GRAND
JURYCHARGES
THAT:
Background
At
all
timesrelevanttothisIndictment:
1.OnoraboutJanuary26,2011,theUnitedStatesDepartment
of
theTreasury's
Office
of
ForeignAssetControl(OFAC)designatedthedefendant,alongwithotherindividualsandentities,asSpeciallyDesignatedNarcoticsTraffickerspursuanttotheForeignNarcotics
KingpinDesignationAct.
2.ThisdesignationbyOFACwasbasedon,amongotherthings,thedefendant's
coordination
of
thetransportation,distribution,andsale
of
multi-tonshipments
of
cocainefrom
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SouthAmericaandthelaunderingofhundredsofmillionsofdollarsofproceeds
from
thesaleof
cocaineinEuropeandtheMiddleEast.
3.Thedefendant'scoordinationof
money
launderingactivitiesoccurredinthe
UnitedStates,Lebanon,Benin,Panama,Colombia,theDemocratic
of
Congo,andelsewhere.
4.LosZetasMexicandrugcartelisaviolentdrugtraffickingorganizationthat
controls
drug
smuggling
corridors
from
Mexico
tothe
United
States,often
throughmassacre
attacks,including
the
2011
massacre
atthe
MontereyCasino
in
Nuevo
Leon,
Mexico.
5.Colombiaisresponsiblefortheproductionof90%ofthecocainethatis
imported
intotheUnitedStates.ThecocainethatleavesColombiaissentalongtheCentralAmerican
corridortoGuatemala,Honduras,andMexico,foreventualshipmenttotheUnitedStates.6.Thelaundering
of
drugrelatedproceedsisacriticalstepinaconspiracyto
distributecocaineforunlawfulimportationintotheUnitedStates.Thelaunderingofdrug
proceedsallows
foreigndrug
traffickers
to
remain
undetected
so
that
theycan
continue
to
distribute
cocaine
andother
drugs
forimportationintotheUnitedStates.The
laundereddrug
proceedsthat
are
returned
to
the
drug
traffickers
in
Colombia
and
othercountries
allow
the
drug
traffickingconspiracy
to
continue
by
fundingfurtherdrug
production
and
distribution
aimed
at
importing
future
drugshipmentstothe
UnitedStates.
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COUNT
1
(Conspiracy
to
Distribute
Five
Kilograms
or
More
of
CocaineKnowing
and
Intending
thatit
wouldbeUnlawfullyImportedintotheUnitedStates)
THE
GRAND
JURYFURTHER
CHARGESTHAT:
Frominorabout2004andcontinuingthereafteruptoandincludingthedate
of
thefiling
of
thisIndictment,theexactdatesbeingunknowntotheGrandJury,inColombia,Lebanon,
Panama,andelsewhere,thedefendant,AYMANJOUMAA,alsoknownas"Junior,"andothers
knownandunknowntotheGrandJury,didknowinglyandintentionallycombine,conspire,
confederate,andagteetocommitthefollowingoffenseagainsttheUnitedStates:toknowinglyandintentionallydistributefivekilogramsor
more
ofamixtureandsubstancecontaininga
detectableamount
of
cocaine,aScheduleIIcontrolledsubstance,knowingandintendingthat
suchsubstancewouldbeunlawfullyimportedintotheUnitedStates,inviolation
of
Title21,
UnitedStatesCode,Section959(a).
Theallegationsinparagraphs1through6ofthisIndictmentareincorporatedhereinby
reference.
MannersandMeans
of
theConspiracy
Thedefendantandhisco-conspiratorsusedthefollowingmannersandmeans,among
others,infurtherance
of
theconspiracy:
7.Itwaspart
of
theconspiracythatthedefendantandhisco-conspirators
coordinatedtheshipment
of
atleasttensofthousands
of
kilograms
of
cocainefromColombia,throughCentralAmericaandMexico,totheUnitedStates,includingbutnotlimitedto85,000
kilograms
of
cocaineshipped
from
ColombiaforsaletoLosZetasdrugcartelfrominandaround
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