Former Chicago DEA Agent Charged with Trafficking Guns and Drugs

Dec 12, 2018

CHICAGO - A former suburban Chicago police officer is accused of trafficking drugs and guns to a violent international street gang and then joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency so he could continue.

Forty-one year old Fernando Gomez was arrested Tuesday in Chicago - the same day a superseding indictment was unsealed in New York that charges him with taking part in a racketeering conspiracy with a significant Puerto Rican criminal organization.

In the indictment, federal prosecutors allege that while Gomez was a detective in Evanston, Illinois, he obtained guns from drug dealers he was investigating and then provided them to the gang's leader in Puerto Rico.

The indictment alleges he joined the DEA in order to "help members of the narcotics conspiracy."