Gun and Drug Trafficking Gang Members and Associates Sentenced
Three defendants associated with a Miami street gang “Boss Life” operating in Miami-Dade County, Florida were sentenced by United States District Judge Federico A. Moreno for their roles in the distribution of firearms and narcotics.
Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Adolphus P. Wright, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, Peter J. Forcelli, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, Rodolfo Llanes, Chief, Miami Police Department (MPD), and Juan J. Perez, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), made the announcement.
Co-conspirators Juan Videa, 23, Darryl Marshall, 24, and Ronald Morrobel, 33, all of Miami, were sentenced following guilty pleas for their participation in the distribution of narcotics, which included crack cocaine and heroin, and firearms, which included high capacity firearms, a fully automatic rifle, a silencer, a one hundred round drum magazine, and firearms with obliterated serial numbers. Operation Northern Light Task Force, which conducted this investigation, also led to the disruption of a home invasion robbery planned by Videa and Morrobel.
Videa was sentenced to 132 months in prison, Marshall was sentenced to 108 months in prison, and Morrobel was sentenced to 210 months in prison.
The prosecution was part of Operation Northern Light, which is a result of the ongoing efforts by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate, and prosecute high level members of drug trafficking enterprises, bringing together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement.
Mr. Greenberg commended the collaborative investigative efforts of the Northern Light Task Force and its efforts to combat violent crime in Northern Miami-Dade County. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Ignacio J. Vazquez.