Police bust drug trafficking ring responsible for selling more than 2,600 kilos of Cocaine in KC Metro Area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A federal judge sentences one of 13 defendants for his role in a drug trafficking case involving more than two thousand kilos of cocaine.

Jesus Salvador Campoy-Estrada, better known as “Chava”, will serve 12 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

According to the DOJ, Campoy-Estrada is a former facilitator in a drug-trafficking organization.

On December 19, 2019, Jesus Salvador Campoy-Estrada pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and one count of Money Laundering.

Court documents state that Campoy-Estrada must forfeit profits made while drug trafficking, totaling $12,150,000.00


When the authorities searched Chavas’s home, they located marijuana, a drug ledger, a loaded 9mm handgun, and $111,995 of cash.

Police report that the drug organization distributed substantial amounts of cocaine from Mexico to the Kansas City metropolitan area from October 2013 to Nov. 15, 2018.

Campoy-Estrada admitted to being “personally responsible” for distributing an excess of 450 kilos of cocaine.

In order to conceal his drug proceeds, Campoy-Estrada purchased different forms of property, such as real estate.

He is the final defendant among 13 defendants to be sentenced in this case according to the police.

Others involved

Campoy-Estrada received cocaine from the leader of the conspiracy, co-defendant Jose Luis Armendariz-Rascon, also known as “Uncle” or “Rambo,” 41, of Kansas City.

Campoy-Estrada then sold cocaine to other cocaine dealers, including co-defendant Howard Christopher Walters, also known as “Chris,” 44, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Armendariz will serve up to 15 years in federal prison without parole, as well as Walters, who received a 25-year sentence.

The court also ordered Armendariz-Rascon to forfeit to the government more than $56 million, which represents the proceeds of illegal drug trafficking.

Reports show Otilio Zaragoza-Navarrette, 65, of El Paso, delivered cocaine to Jose Armendariz-Rascon as well as to Campoy-Estrada and Miguel Armendariz-Rascon, 33, a citizen of Mexico residing in Olathe, Kan.

Zaragoza-Navarrette and Miguel Armendariz-Rascon have pleaded guilty and also been sentenced.

A Judge sentenced Zaragoza-Navarrette and Miguel Armendariz-Rascon. Both plead guilty.

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