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Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Distribution of Cocaine; Use of a Telephone to Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime

IDALIA RAMOS-RANGEL

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Photograph taken circa 2013 Photograph taken in 1998 Photograph taken in the early 1990s Photograph date unknown

Aliases:

"Big Momma", "LaTia", Soria Cano, Idalia Ramos-Martinez, Idalia Martinez, Idalia Gonzales-Perez, Idalia Ramos Rangel, Idalia Ramos, Idelia Ramos Rangel, Idalia Rangel, Idelia Ramos-Ramos

DESCRIPTION

Date(s) of Birth Used:

May 20, 1955

Place of Birth:

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Height:

5'2" to 5'3"

Weight:

130 to 150 pounds

NCIC:

W987992062

Occupation:

Commercial Business Owner

Hair:

Dyed blonde (naturally black)

Eyes:

Brown

Sex:

Female

Race:

White (Hispanic)

Nationality:

Mexican

Remarks:

Ramos-Rangel is a breast cancer survivor. She has received multiple "plastic" or reconstructive surgeries for vanity purposes. Therefore, the first photograph displayed above is believed to be a recent likeness that may have since changed. Ramos-Rangel uses Facebook regularly; ran several businesses over the years, including a sports bar in Matamoros, Mexico; and travels to Monterrey, Mexico for pleasure.

CAUTION

Idalia Ramos-Rangel has been wanted for her alleged involvement with drug trafficking from Mexico to the United States since the mid-1980s. It is alleged that Ramos-Rangel, a high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, directs a drug-trafficking organization based in Matamoros, Mexico. That organization allegedly is responsible for the delivery of more than one-hundred kilograms of cocaine in Arkansas.

On May 2, 2013, a federal indictment was handed down by a Federal Grand Jury for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, charging Ramos-Rangel with multiple drug offenses, including conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, distribution of cocaine, and use of a telephone to facilitate a drug-trafficking crime. On that same day, a federal warrant was issued in Arkansas for Ramos-Rangel's arrest. On June 6, 2013, another federal warrant was issued for Ramos-Rangel's arrest following additional federal drug charges (superseding indictment) obtained for other members of Ramos-Rangel's conspiracy. Ramos-Rangel is also facing federal drug charges in Texas.

The federal indictments resulted from a large-scale investigation, codenamed Operation Dirty Bird, that disrupted cocaine and narcotics trafficking from Mexico to the United States. Multi-tons of cocaine and marijuana are alleged to have been trafficked and distributed throughout the United States, in connection with Ramos-Rangel's alleged drug-trafficking activities.

REWARD

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Idalia Ramos-Rangel.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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