Mexican Heroin ‘King’ Pleads Guilty To SoCal Drug Trafficking

VENTURA (CBS/AP) — An accused drug trafficker known as Mexico’s “King of Heroin” has pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell narcotics in several Southland cities.

Prosecutor David Russell says Jose Antonio Medina Arreguin, also known as Don Pepe, entered the plea Wednesday in Ventura County Superior Court.

He faces up to 24 years in prison when he’s sentenced April 13.

When he was arrested last year, Ventura prosecutors said the 36-year-old from Apatzingan, Michoacan, Mexico, was the leader of an elaborate, multimillion-dollar smuggling operation that once moved an estimated 440 pounds of heroin a month into Oxnard, Downey, Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Jose.

The news media in Mexico dubbed him King of Heroin.

Drug money was illegally transported to Mexico and investigators say Arreguin got up to $260,000 a week.

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  1. Efrain says:

    I saw him once @ Stonewood mall in Downey buying Vans.

  2. ILLEGALS says:

    Efrain,

    How many Vans did he buy? To transport all those drugs, he needs a fleet of Vans.

    1. RubenRojo says:

      He used to hang out at a bar in Downey off Imperial / Lakewood Bl., he used to standout like a sore thumb, buying everyone drinks and rolling with some classy prostitues, among other things.

    2. Efrain says:

      I meant the shoes…

  3. MECLO says:

    IF HES BEHIND BARS AND GOING TO PRISON, PERHAPS SOME ONE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO FILL HIS SHOES. IVE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR 16 MONTHS AND COULD USE ANY WORK RIGHT ABOUT NOW.
    WHERE DO I APPLY?????????

  4. Robert says:

    Waiting for all the racist to comment. Just remember that the majority of heroin addicts are white.

    1. me says:

      Actually, that in itself is the first racist comment so congratulations. Not only are you a bigot, but an uneducated bigot at that. The majority of heroin addicts are in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China although if caught in China they are given the death penalty. Not many whites in those countries, are there?

    2. InTheStreetsUSA says:

      Sonny said the workin man’s a sucka…, the workin man’s a sucka!!!

    3. Rick says:

      Yeah, the majority of prison inmates are Hispanic.

  5. Jose Luis Mendosa says:

    The BEST way for me to bone a HOT WHITE CHICK is one who is hooked on HEROIN.

    1. Robear says:

      If i were you I wouldn’t brag about that… loser!

    2. jaided says:

      sounds a little desperate.

    3. Rick says:

      Hope you get a STD to go with it.

  6. Hypocrites says:

    Robert,

    Why do you make ignorant racist comment?

    Hypocrite!

  7. afro pride says:

    You guys are funny who cares about this guy he’s just trying to make a way for the poor Mexican people.Lmao

    1. jaided says:

      UR COMMENT MAKES NO SENCE AT ALL. I GUESS U HAVE TO AMUSE YOURSELF SOMETIMES

      1. afro pride says:

        You must be a Latino right.Lmao

      2. jaided says:

        i might bem, and i might not be, who cares what race i am. Ur comments are just dumb. u must have no girlfriend.

    2. Efrain says:

      Hey afro… What’s the difference between a black man and a pizza. A pizza can feed a family of four.

      1. afro pride says:

        Efrain,

        Tru dat, but a black man gids der welfare checks to pay for the pizza. Whats der difference between a Mexican and a Wet Burrito? The wet bak.

  8. InTheStreetsUSA says:

    Sonny said the workin man’s a sucka…, the workin man’s a sucka!!

    1. Rick says:

      So what do you do for an income? Pimp your daughters? Sell drugs?
      Go away street rat.

  9. Lenny says:

    Don Pepe,,,, what ridiculous name.

  10. whats up says:

    You guys are all idiots

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