Edison Miranda Indicted, Connected to Drug Trafficking

By Elisinio Castillo

Light heavyweight contender Edison "La Pantera" Miranda is listed as a fugitive by federal authorities, after the boxer was indicted, along with 28 others, in connection to an international drug trafficking and money laundering organization with members of the group residing in Puerto Rico, Colombia and Florida. Charges include - conspiracy to import and possess controlled substances, money laundering and international money laundering.

Miranda was one of four people who could not be located this morning when service agents from ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] made sweeping arrests with warrants in hand. There were arrests in Puerto Rico, Colombia and Florida.

The head of ICE in Puerto Rico, Angel Melendez, told El Nuevo Dia that Miranda's tasks were mostly related to money laundering transactions in connection to the proceeds from the organization's drug sales.

"His job was to bring the money back and forth," said Melendez in a press conference.

Miranda (36-10, 31 KOs), was born in Colombia but trained as a boxer mostly in Puerto Rico. Miranda's last appearance in the ring was last September 7th in Colombia, where he faced Daniel Noguera and knocked him out in the first round.

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Comment by Thread Stealer on 01-30-2015

Damn, early 2007, you had Jermain Taylor as champ at MW, with Edison Miranda and Kelly Pavlik as contenders. Two really exciting fights in 2007 between the 3 of them. Now look at them. Looks like Pavlik might be doing…

Comment by Pantera2000 on 01-30-2015

Damn Edison... You had one hell of a career if you would have kept the hunger and desire on the sport. You thought you were invincible before Pavlik and how wrong you were. Your head was never back in the…

Comment by Dindu_Nuffin on 01-30-2015

This is a case where I have NO PROBLEM with "snitching." Because the guys above Miranda, have no problem with selling him out, and him taking the fall for all of them. In fact, that's why they have these lower-rung…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 01-30-2015

[QUOTE=Sterling Archer;15335003]DEA = drug paramilitary unit of the american government. they should be arresting pfizer executives.[/QUOTE] your right they are the ones causing the biggest problem, flooding the street with perk 30's. Anyone who believes peoples sold/stolen prescriptions are enough…

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