‘Witch doctor’ sentenced to 14 years in prison after Mexican cocaine traffickers paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars for ‘spells’ and ‘massages’ to keep DEA away

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A Nigerian ‘witch doctor’ has been jailed for 14 years after collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from cocaine traffickers who hoped his ‘supernatural powers’ would protect them from authorities.

Christopher Omigie, from Lafayette, Louisiana, was consulted by Mexican members of the Cesar Barrera and David Bazan drug trafficking organizations, based in East Texas, on a daily basis.

Before, during and after each drug transaction, he would carry out card readings, perform massages with ‘magic’ oils, cut off skin with razor blades and apply ‘magic’ powder to the traffickers’ bodies…

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  • eMan14

    No happy ending for him.

  • Minicapt
  • G

    Why arrest him? They should have let him continue to waste their money.

  • Frau Katze

    How stupid can you get?

    • Justin St.Denis

      You would be surprised. I once sold a 4′ high by 3′ across tree trunk which had a huge silver zipper meticulously nailed/installed from base to top. Freestanding, it featured a single silver banana on top. This was when I worked an art gallery in downtown Hogtown many moons ago. Some idiot FELL IN LOVE with it and paid $17K for it – cash. I was working on commission and could not believe my good fortune. I practically soiled myself! 😉

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I love you man!
        That story brought me tears of joy.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Thanks! It’s weird that the weirdest things that you can imagine are never as weird as the weird things you actually encounter.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            As was said: fiction has to be believable, but reality can do whatever the hell it wants.

    • Xavier

      They’re winning the drug war so what does that say?

  • Petey

    I’m curious. What was his actual crime?

    • Good question.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Thank you Petey!
      Maybe they hit him with a “consumer fraud” rap?
      Nope: was a participant!
      “Last year, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, authorities said.”

      • eMan14

        Sorry..missed what you said Drunk by Noon.

      • Alain

        So he wasn’t just guilty of malpractice then….

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Yes, and he probably violated his witch doctor code of ethics too.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Too many shrunken heads spoil the soup?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Or the wrong kinds!
            I guess we should be happy that this witch doctor was not having them do human sacrifices. That’s popular in old Mexico with the cartels. I’m not talking about the killings that go on in their day-to-day operations, but the bus loads of Mexican travelers that they were kidnapping off Mexico’s “Highway of Death”. They killed hundreds of people in the most horrific ways possible doing stuff like that.

            That stuff will eventually make its way north.

    • eMan14

      From the article…
      “Meanwhile, Omigie himself, who regularly returned to Africa at the drug traffickers’ expense to ‘renew’ his ‘supernatural powers’, was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 5, 2013.
      Last year, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, authorities said.
      And on Thursday, the defendant, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone at a federal court in Beaumont, Texas.”

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Like in a video game, he had to recharge his powers!

    • Justin St.Denis

      I’ve not seen “Hoodwinking Credulous Suckers” listed as a crime anywhere myself. Isn’t it WC Fields who said there is one born every minute?

    • sockpuppet36

      conspiracy. material or emotional support.
      who knows what Mexican law is?

      • tom_billesley

        He was prosecuted in Texas under US federal laws.
        I hope he’s in prison with his disappointed clients

        • sockpuppet36

          yes it looks like he was convicted of trafficking in texas. not sure why rawstory left that part out of their copy and paste from the dallas morning news.

  • Canadian

    I think that the traffickers sampled too much of their stuff!

    • Frau Katze

      Seems like it!

      • Canadian

        I guess it wasn`t too hi-quality.