Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Cocaine supplier to Green Berets extradited

Gustavo Adolfo Pareja, 26, of Cali, Colombia, was extradited to Pensacola after a DEA investigation. Pareja is charged with two federal drug trafficking conspiracy charges involving large amounts of cocaine.

Master Sergeant Daniel Gould of the United States Army 7th Special Forces Group and Henry Royer, formerly of the United States Army, conspired to distribute large amounts of cocaine. Gould and Royer tried to smuggle 40kg of cocaine hidden inside two gutted punching bags. A suspicious embassy employee had the packages x-rayed, revealing the plot. Pareja is said to be the source of supply of their cocaine. If convicted, Pareja faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years up to life in federal prison.
The 2 former Special Forces soldiers pleaded guilty to drug trafficking late last year and will spend nine years each in federal prison.

See ----->Green Beret Pleads Guilty