A Drug Enforcement Administration agent is accused of allegedly helping a Puerto Rican based gang to traffic drugs and weapons.
A Chicago DEA agent could the rest of his life in prison after being busted by federal authorities for allegedly helping a Puerto Rican based gang to traffic drugs and weapons, and is a member of the agency to help them cover it up.
Fernando Gomez, 41, was ordered held without bond Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune, and is faced with a litany of firearms and narcotics-related charges.
“Fernando Gomez is a special agent of the DEA, an organization that is committed to enforcing the nation’s drug laws and ruthless in the pursuit of drug traffickers,” the Attorney of the V. S. Geoffrey S. Berman said last week. “But, as is said, Gomez is a member of the DEA to betray those laws, and to help drug traffickers evade detection by the police. He will now be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Federal investigators say during his career as a police officer and the DEA agent, Gomez – as far back as 2006 — the secret started working with La Organizacion de Narcotraficantes Unidos, a Puerto Rico on the basis of “extortion enterprise involved in drug trafficking and murders.
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“Gomez, while he, as a detective with the City of Evanston Police Department in the state of Illinois, obtained firearms from drug dealers, transported those firearms to Puerto Rico, and provided that such firearms to Jose Martinez-Diaz, a/k/a “Tony Zink,” the Ministry of Justice said in a statement.
They added that Gomez also participated in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
“Gomez joined the DEA, so that he could help the members of the narcotics conspiracy, including Martinez-Diaz, evade prosecution by the police,” he said.
Martinez-Diaz previously has been charged in the alleged scheme and Gomez himself is faced with the costs of participation in a narcotics conspiracy with the distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine and aiding and abetting in the possession of firearms, among other counts.
He was arrested on the DEA’s Chicago offices last Tuesday.
“If Gomez swore to uphold our nation’s drug laws, that he never had any intention to do that,” Assistant district Attorney of the V. S. Jordan Estes wrote in a letter to a judge this week that was obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. “From the beginning, he was a double agent.”
Gomez’s attorneys say that he is in the Navy prior to going into law enforcement, and claim that he is just a link to Puerto Rico when he was commissioned with the DEA, the Chicago Tribune reported.