Chief of Guatemalan Anti-Narcotics Guilty of Cocaine Production, Distribution


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

Two senior Guatemalan anti-narcotics law enforcement officers pleaded guilty on Friday in the US District Court in Washington, DC to a charge of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute cocaine, according to a statement by Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher.

Adan Castillo Aguilar and Jorge Aguilar Garcia, pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine that was to be exported into the United States.

The defendants were senior officials of the Servicio de Analisis e Informacion Anti-narcoticos (SAIA), the lead anti-narcotics police agency in Guatemala. Castillo Aguilar was the chief of that agency and Aguilar Garcia was his second in command.

“No one is above the law. When police officers accept money to help drug traffickers, they abuse their special trust and poison the society they are sworn to protect. We will pursue and prosecute these criminals to the full extent of the law, ” Assistant AG Fisher stated.

“This case demonstrates international team work at its best, and I want to thank the Attorney General and the other Guatemalan officials who cooperated with this prosecution,” said Fisher.

During late 2005, the defendants met with undercover informants working for the US Drug Enforcement Administration, and accepted $25,000 as a down payment to protect a shipment of cocaine through Guatemala for shipment to the United States.

Following their agreement to protect the shipment, the DEA invited the defendants to participate in an anti-narcotics training program in the United States. Upon their arrival to Virginia, and unaware they had been indicted by a federal grand jury, the defendants were arrested on Nov. 15, 2005.

Sentencing for Castillo Aguilar and Aguilar Garcia is scheduled for November 17, 2006, at which time they face up to 25 years in federal prison.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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