CONCORD, NH – Alkis Nakos, 36, was convicted by a federal jury of engaging in a conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, MDMA (aka Ecstasy) and for being in possession of more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.
The formal charge is operating a continuing criminal enterprise.
Testimony and other evidence during the week-long trial established that between 2008 and 2014 Nakos was part of a Drug Trafficking Organization (“DTO”) centered in Canada and led by Mihail Leventis, a Canadian citizen. The DTO was responsible for the transportation of large quantities of marijuana into the United States by various methods, including 1,000-pound loads delivered by tractor trailers.
The marijuana destined for New Hampshire was packaged in Home Depot boxes or black hockey bags and typically labeled “NH” a reference Nakos, the intended recipient of the marijuana.
The investigation revealed that Nakos obtained and distributed significant quantities of marijuana and Ecstasy. Nakos directed one of his co-conspirators, Kosmas Koustas, to obtain marijuana for distribution from DTO members located in Worcester and Millbury, Mass. After Koustas obtained the marijuana he transported it to New Hampshire and then distributed it to numerous co-conspirators for further distribution.
On March 30, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the residence of Kosmas Koustas. During the search, law enforcement seized a shoe box containing approximately two pounds of MDMA, firearms, and a one-pound vacuum-sealed package containing marijuana. The packaging of the one pound of marijuana contained the letters “NH” and “Grand Master” written across the top.
Alkis Nakos is scheduled to be sentenced on December 18, 2015. Each of the counts contained in the indictment carry a 20-year minimum mandatory term of incarceration.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the US Customs and Border Patrol, the New Hampshire State Police, the Massachusetts State Police, the Manchester, New Hampshire, Police Department, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, the Oklahoma State Police, and the Pittsburg, New Hampshire, Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Terry L. Ollila.
You’re one click away! Sign up for our free eNewsletter and never miss another thing.