It’s a story straight out the movies… you’ve got the stereotypical bulked up Miami drug dealers, the FBI, the Chinese suppliers, a porn star actress that gives you up, lots of money getting dropped at strip clubs, a military back story with intelligent characters who “just got involved in the wrong scene.”

I could try to make up a story like this, but it still probably wouldn’t come out as complex, juicy or strange.

The story revolves around two Miami molly kingpins who are estimated to have brought in over $10,000,000 in methylone and ethylone from Chinese chemical suppliers, chemicals which are being sold as “molly” in the Miami scene right now. The drugs were distributed by strippers, as well as DJ Chino, a resident DJ for Club Space in downtown Miami, the latter of whom is currently doing time in federal prison for dealing.

The FBI’s big break came when, and I cannot make this up, the porn star, Blanca Cabrera Diaz, who was dating one of the main defendants in the case, Matthew Anich, after they had been introduced by a waitress at Hooters, an ex-girlfriend of the other defendant, began to physically attack Anich in his Porsche Cayman, before getting out and jumping naked atop the car.

After Miami police charged her with domestic battery and possession of cocaine, she took a parting shot at Anich, telling detectives about the packages of white and brown powder arriving in the mail. Diaz’s own case was later dropped after she finished a program for first-time offenders and she was not charged in the federal case.

But for Anich, there would be no beating a serious drug rap. At his Brickell apartment, detectives seized Molly, pill presses, guns, a ledger, a laptop, jewelry, more than $100,000 in cash and a stripper pole. He was first arrested on state drug-trafficking charges.

This all went down in September 2012 and spawned a 3-year long investigation to collect enough evidence to bring down the whole ring. Anich assisted on a bust of his partner, Jorge Ramon Hernandez, outside an LA Fitness in South Miami. Hernandez surrendered immediately.

Hernandez then helped to “incriminate a slew of associates in the ring” by making molly deals accompanied by an “undercover agent posing as one of his boys.” This September, a grand jury indicted Hernandez and 10 others on drug-trafficking charges. Since then, Hernandez and 7 others have just plead guilty and only one defendant, the son of a Miami-Dade lobbyist, will go to trial… go figure.

For the full incredible story, you can go to the Kansas City Star.

 

H/T EDM Tunes