approximately 833 kilograms of cocaine contained in bales floating off the coast of Tumaco, Colombia;
approximately 80 kilograms of cocaine seized during two operations in Azusa;
approximately 8 kilograms of cocaine, $125,000 in cash, and a firearm seized in North Hollywood.
During Thursday’s law enforcement operation, authorities arrested seven defendants named in the indictment. They are:
Juan Antonio Brizuela, 29, of Lompoc;
Richard Dennis, 54, of Studio City;
Gerardo Mojarro, 42, of South Gate;
Jesus Manuel Monrreal, 33, of Van Nuys;
Jonathan Zamora, 28, of Cerritos; and
The six defendants arrested Thursday in Southern California were arraigned on the indictment Thursday afternoon, which each entering not guilty pleas. A trial date was scheduled for November 13.
The investigation into this narcotics trafficking organization is being conducted by special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration,