Agents: 135,000 pills sold by ‘Godfather,' others
By Joey Vaughan
Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:11 AM CST
A group of immigrants living in Columbus used a ring of convenience stores to illegally distribute methamphetamine precursor drugs, contraband cigarettes and commit food stamp fraud, according to indictments for 11 people arrested Saturday by federal agents.
As many as 135,000 pills and more than 60,000 contraband cigarettes were sold through the Key Station on Waterworks Road, CK Discount Store on Fourth Street South and Stop and Save Grocery on Military Road between December 2005 and August 2006, federal prosecutors allege.
Included among the 11 people arrested in connection with the case is Hamzah Ali Ahmed, better know to many Columbians as “The Godfather.”
Also charged are his wife, Fandah Kissim Ahmed, and Muna Hamzah Ahmed; Omar Musaed Ali; Adeeb Naji Amer, also known as “Ed”; Fnu Lnu, a.k.a. “Nick”; Fouad Fadec Mohamed, Khaled Hezam Nagi, a.k.a. “Adam”; Ahmed Mohamed Qasem, a.k.a. “David”; Saleh Ali Rashed, a.k.a. “Mohamed”; and Abdo Hamed Yahia, a.k.a. “Mike.”