A Freehold man is as much as 20-years in jail after pleading responsible to dealing cocaine in Monmouth County and conspiring to illegally promote weapons in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, in keeping with Appearing U.S. Lawyer Rachael A. Honig.
Between Might and September of 2020, 24-year previous Enrique Quijada who additionally goes by “El Enano 13” and “Kike” was certainly one of 5 individuals concerned in a gun trafficking conspiracy that ranged from New Jersey right down to Florida and again.
Quijada’s function was taking the firearms introduced again from Florida after which promoting them to individuals who labored below the course and supervision of the FBI.
There was one occasion the place Quijada offered a .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle to somebody working below FBI supervision.
Along with his function within the unlawful promoting of firearms, Quijada offered cocaine in the identical trend — one thing he admitted to in court docket.
The opposite members of the gun conspiracy — Waldin Espinosa-Ozoria, Javier Rodriguez-Valpais, and Jacquelyn DeJesus beforehand plead responsible whereas prices in opposition to Manuel Espinosa-Ozoria are pending.
Lawyer Honig stated that, “the depend of conspiracy to interact in firearms trafficking carries a most potential penalty of 5 years in jail and a $250,000 wonderful.
The depend of possession of a firearm by an alien unlawfully current in the US carries a most penalty of 10 years in jail and a $250,000 wonderful.
The court docket of distribution of cocaine carries a most penalty of 20 years in jail and $1 million wonderful.”
Quijada’s sentencing is scheduled for April 5, 2022.
The federal government is represented by Assistant U.S. Lawyer Ian D. Brater of the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace’s Prison Division in Trenton.
Protection counsel: S. Emile Lisboa IV Esq., Hackensack, New Jersey.