A U.S. District Court Jury in Alexandria, VA convicted Erasmo Alevarado-Ibarra, also known as Chiquilin, of consipiring to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. The 28 year-old from Woodbridge, VA is said to have been involved in a cocaine trafficking ring that smuggles drugs from Mexico to the Northern Virginia area.
Along with Alevarado-Ibarra, two other men Jose Zuniga-Ruiz, also known as Tio Tony, 40, and Silvestre Castro-Sandoval, also known as Silver, 36, were convicted of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine in Fairfax and Prince William County.
Prosecutors stated that the three men were receiving multi-kilograms shipments of cocaine each month and would meet at hotels off of Route 1 in Woodbridge, Virginia in order to distribute the drugs in the Woodbridge and Alexandria areas.
Under scrutiny by authorities for some time, the Virginia Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force had given their investigation of the drug ring the name “Operation Springfield Snow.” They have so-far convicted 55 people connected with the ring with more arrests expected.