A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role as a leader of an international drug trafficking conspiracy. 38 year old Ronaldo Edmund was sentenced on Monday. Officials say Edmund was a leader in an organization that recruited multiple drug couriers to travel to Panama to smuggle cocaine and heroin into the US. During the investigation at least 19 couriers were identified who smuggled or attempted to smuggle over 13 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin from Panama to Wilmington. A separate supply of heroin was identified when former West Point graduate and Captain in the US Army Saleem Sharif and 3 others were caught shipping heroin from Afghanistan. 23 people in the US have been charged with drug trafficking from this investigation – all but 4 have pleaded guilty – or have agreed to.
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