Agents bust five, seize cocaine

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Two search warrants served Tuesday at a Franklin Street apartment complex turned up cocaine, suspected drug money, a handgun and forged documents.

The Southeast Alaska Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested five men on felony charges and lodged them at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. It was SEANET's second felony bust involving cocaine in Juneau in about five weeks.

Officers with the multiagency drug enforcement task force, assisted by Juneau Police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs, seized 20 grams of cocaine.

No permanent addresses were available for the men arrested Tuesday. SEANET identified them as Alfredo Jaimes, 37, Victor M. Guiterrez-Nunez, 31, Alberto Franco-Ramos, 25, J. Guadalupe Franco-Remos, 30, and Edwardo Garcia-Remos, 24. Three face drug charges. Four face forgery charges.

Jaimes was charged with third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Guiterrez-Nunez and Alberto Franco-Ramos were charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and forgery. J. Guadalupe Franco-Remos and Garcia-Remos were charged with forgery.

In addition to the cocaine, investigators reported seizing at least $14,000 in suspected drug proceeds. The forged documents reportedly included false identification cards.

On Aug. 19, Juneau Police, in cooperation with SEANET, served a warrant on a car driven off a ferry from Bellingham, Wash., seizing 588 grams - 1 pound 5 ounces - of cocaine, according to Juneau court records.

More cocaine, marijuana and cash were reportedly seized from a Juneau home after the search on the vehicle. Three people were charged with third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

SEANET is comprised of Alaska State Troopers, and police department officers in Juneau, Petersburg, Haines, Sitka, Ketchikan, Skagway and Wrangell.

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