Cash Pilot may land a long jail term for Drug trafficking now
Cash Jet Pilot indicted for Cocaine trafficking.
July 23, 2015
The pilot Khemraj Lall who was trying to transport over 600 thousand USD in cash is now in more trouble and looks like he will land a long jail term.
Yesterday July 22 2015 in New Jersey he was arrested on an indictment for Drug Trafficking in the Western New York jurisdiction. The indictment filed is for Conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of Cocaine. According to the court documents the indictment takes place from about December 2013 to around February 10, 2015
The preliminary hearing in New Jersey was held yesterday and Lall was ordered detained pending transfer out to the Western District of New York.
Lall is accused of transporting the cocaine on his flights from Guyana to the United States.
According to the US Attorney’s office, Lall’s arrest is connected to the arrest of nine other defendants in February 2015. Edward Mighty, Seymour Brown, Andre Taylor, Ricardo Bailey, Robert Wilson, Kenneth Harper, Desmond Bice, and Christopher, all of Rochester, NY, were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and use of a telephone to facilitate drug trafficking. Some of the co-defendants also face weapons charges.
Winifredo Gonzales, a Brooklyn resident, was also arrested in February.
According to the complaint, Edward Mighty is one of the leaders of a Rochester-based drug trafficking organization that would obtain kilogram quantities of cocaine from Gonzales.
The cocaine was transported to Rochester and processed, re-packaged, and distributed in various quantities of both powder and crack cocaine through multiple sellers in the Rochester area.
The pilot who was initially detained in Puerto Rico for smuggling cash on his plane was released on a $100,000 secured bond on December 1, 2014;