Upper Allen Township Police arrest two men that turned out to be involved in a Mexican drug cartel in Florida.
Police say Demis Ulises Mokay-Fong, 31 and Irvin Gutierrez, 26, both from Orlando Florida, are identified as the leaders of a group of men that are responsible for a robbery that took place back in March 2013 in Upper Allen Township.
Police said Mokay-Fong, Gutierrez and other participants in the organization are awaiting sentencing in Florida.
Police were called to a Mechanicburg distribution facility in the 500 block of Independence Avenue for reports of a robbery. Security at the facility said that during multiple nights several Hispanic males broke into the facility with a gun and held the security guard hostage.
The security guard told police that while being held hostage another member of the group arrived with a truck tractor and stole a trailer. He was held hostage until the following morning when the suspects returned the trailer. The suspects took personal information from the guard and threatened him to not report anything to police.
Police began a joint investigation with the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency after they learned the DEA’s Orlando office had a related investigation and robbery that was likely connected to drug cartel activity.
This investigation targeted a Mexican based drug trafficking organization that was responsible for the importation of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine from Mexico into the greater Orlando, Florida area as well as several destination cities throughout the United States, to include Pennsylvania.
DEA successfully infiltrated and subsequently disrupted the drug trafficking organization operating within the greater Orlando, Florida area. This operation resulted in the federal arrest of nine leaders within the organization, state charges of three co-conspirators, two search warrants, the seizure of five pounds of methamphetamine, the seizure of more than six kilograms of cocaine, three firearms and $55,000.00 in personal property.