A thorough investigation led to the conviction of Angel Rubio-Quintana, 42, a prominent drug cartel commander who is located in St. George, Utah. In March 2020, federal officials began tracing significant amounts of methamphetamine associated with a Mexican cartel entering the area. Rubio-Quintana was discovered via their investigation to be the leader of the business in charge of bringing in and distributing harmful medicines from Mexico.
Drug Kingpin Taken Down: DEA’s Tireless Efforts Triumph
Over 200 phone conversations collected throughout the inquiry revealed cocaine deals between Rubio-Quintana and Mexican sources. Methamphetamine and fentanyl were purchased under controlled circumstances. The investigation featured 45 pounds of marijuana, 3.5 kilos of methamphetamine, and thousands of fentanyl tablets. Additionally, between June 2021 and January 2022, the group sent over 60 wire transactions to Mexican drug suppliers, totalling more than $58,000.
As a condition of his plea deal, Rubio-Quintana consented to forfeit $23,666 and would be deported after serving a 121-month jail term.
The effective destruction of his drug distribution network is evidence of the DEA unrelenting efforts and cooperative efforts with other regulatory authorities in Utah. With this important drug dealer in prison, the neighborhood may finally feel safer.
Rubio-Quintana persuaded young people from the neighborhood, including his own teenage son, to take part in the neighborhood’s drug trade, it was found during the inquiry. In addition to endangering the town of St. George’s safety, his acts profited from the ignorance of innocent people to further his illegal enterprise. The elimination of this dangerous business from the streets and the maintenance of community safety from drug trafficking were both made possible by the coordinated actions of law enforcement agencies, including the DEA, FBI, Washington County Drug Task Force, and others.