Daily Archives: June 3, 2015

Drug kingpin sentenced to 11 years in prison: $6.5 million “crystal meth” and heroin haul

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of drug kingpin JOSE MAURO MOTA to 11 years in prison and five years post-release supervision for Operating as a Major Trafficker and 3 ½ years to 10 ½ years for Conspiracy in the Second Degree. Both prison terms are to run concurrently.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan imposed the sentence under the terms of a guilty plea that MOTA entered midway through his trial on April 28, 2015. A New York City-based drug trafficker, MOTA admitted to receiving a large drug shipment containing over 23 …