US Shatters Cuban Crime Network That Lured, Kidnapped And Tortured Migrants

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement dealt a significant blow against an organized crime network that has spread terror and corruption across a vast geographic expanse stretching from Cuba to South Florida and Spain, according to information released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

Javier Hernández, 50, was sentenced to 95 months in federal prison for his role in the criminal network known as the ‘Cuban Mafia in Quintana Roo’, an infamous group that has engaged in organized illegal activities since 2009, and extending its tentacles through Miami, Mexico, Spain, and Cuba.

Hernández was found guilty in a Miami federal court of a number of serious crimes ranging from conspiracy to promote illegal migration to the U.S. to the transportation of stolen vessels and bribery of public officials. These verdicts, delivered by a jury, reflect the insidious scope of the criminal activities in which Hernández was involved, shedding light on a dark web of corruption and violence.