United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner stated in a press release that Sakander Sultan Amin recently pleaded guilty in a federal court. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 5, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr.
According to court documents, detectives in San Bernardino arrested Sakander Sultan Amin and co-defendant Sohaio Mohammed Amin, 27, of Dublin in a hotel room on Feb. 1, 2010. The two men were reportedly in the process of brokering a deal to sell 6 kilograms of cocaine between a Canadian-based drug trafficker and a Los Angeles-based supplier. In the room, detectives found $129,000 in cash spread over a bed and also seized 66 pounds of Canadian-bound methamphetamine.
The defendants were reportedly part of a conspiracy that moved narcotics from Los Angeles through eastern California and then to Canada.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Beckwith prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the IRS-Criminal Investigation, the FBI, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Fremont police.
Sakander Sultan Amin faces the possibility of a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life, with a $10 million fine.
Charges are still pending against Sohaio Mohammed Amin, who is expected to be back in federal court Nov. 10.