U.S. Attorney's Office
Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson
(216) 522-1400
January 23, 2018

Over One Million Dollars and Over 100 Pounds of Marijuana Seized; Three in Custody

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio, announce the arrest of Amer Jabir, 27 years of age, with residences in Cleveland, Chicago, and Weelawken, New Jersey; Ahmad Jabir, 23 years of age, and Aymen Abdelrahim, 28 years of age, both having last known addresses in Cleveland, Ohio.

This morning, January 23, 2018, at approximately 8 a.m., all three individuals were taken into custody without incident for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and/or conspiring to distribute marijuana. Ahmad Jabir and Aymen Abdelrahhim are also charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled narcotics (Oxycodone), and/or conspired to distribute controlled narcotics (Oxycodone). Subsequent to the arrests, over 100 pounds of marijuana and over a million dollars in cash were seized at locations in Chicago, Illinois and North Olmsted, Ohio.

Amer Jabir is accused of transporting large quantities of marijuana from California to Chicago, distributing a portion of marijuana in Chicago and then transporting the remaining supply to Cleveland and Detroit, where it was distributed to Amer Jabir’s customers.

Abdelrahim and Ahmad Jabir operated as dealers and delivery runners for the organization.

According to the criminal complaint, intercepted or recorded conversations, via telephone or text messaging, indicate numerous pounds of marijuana and hundreds of pills being sold at a time and thousands of dollars being exchanged.

Amber Jabir was arrested in Chicago and will appear in United States District Court for the Northern District Court of Illinois today, January 23, 2018. Abdelrahim and Ahmad Jabir will appear today, January 23, 2018, before United States Magistrate Judge David Ruiz in the Northern District of Ohio.

This case has been worked by the Cleveland Division of FBI, North Olmsted Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and WEB (Westside Enforcement Bureau).

A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.