A Mexican national admitted to selling two kilograms of cocaine for $60,000 and found a high-power tactical shotgun with a laser sight in her apartment in East Boston.
Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Ana Guadalupe Acosta Grajeda, 58, had pleaded guilty in a case of possession of cocaine with intent for distribution 500 grams or more. Her son Carlos Acosta Estrella has a pending case.
According to the FBI, the mother and her son were accused of selling cocaine despite being told by a confidential witness that they could purchase 4 kilograms. The complaint claimed that the purchase occurred outside Eastie restaurant.
The transaction occurred on September 11, 2019. $118,000 worth of fake DEA currency was wrapped in green cellophane and handed to a “confidential witnesses”. He then handed over two kilograms of $60,000 according to the record.
According to the FBI report, the mother and son were tracked to the Summer Street apartment in East Boston, where they saw “fake” cash, as well as one kilogram of suspected heroin, another “gray substance” believed to be fentanyl or card. Fentanyl. The apartment also contained several high-power tactical shotguns equipped with laser sights, as well as a variety of mobile phones and ammunition.
Federal agents who were working with Boston drug officials “dialed” the number given to them by the Mexican supplier. The son then called the cell phone.
According to the US Attorney’s Office, the whole transaction began in Houston and ended up in East Boston.
According to the complaint, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration in Houston altered the Boston office by saying that one of their confidential sources had been informed that four kilograms worth of cocaine were being sold at $29,500 each kilogram.
According to the record, it was also when the phone number for the so-called seller were shared.
For the charge of having intent to distribute 500g or more cocaine, mandatory imprisonment can be up to 40 years. A supervised release must last at least 4 years. The maximum penalty is a fine of $5,000,000.
Jan 14th was the date of Grajeda’s sentence. Before this, she was still in detention.