WANTED: GUANGHUA ZHENG REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION
NAME: Guanghua Zheng
DOB: November 4, 1955
POB: People’s Republic of China (PRC)
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Brown
SCARS, TATTOOS, OR MARKS: Unknown
Guanghua Zheng, working with and under the leadership of his son, Fujing Zheng, operated a worldwide online chemical distribution business using numerous front companies to manufacture and distribute hundreds of illicit controlled substances, including fentanyl analogues, such as carfentanil, acetyl fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, and others. They maintained numerous websites to advertise and sell illegal drugs in more than 35 languages.
In 2015, an Akron, Ohio resident contacted the Zhengs with an interest in purchasing acetyl fentanyl. The acetyl fentanyl that the Zheng drug trafficking organization distributed to the Akron resident resulted in the overdose deaths of two individuals, on or about March 21 and 28, 2015, respectively.
The Zhengs were charged with several other coconspirators in a 43-count indictment, filed on August 17, 2018, in the Northern District of Ohio. Both are charged with numerous counts of manufacturing and distributing acetyl fentanyl, U44700, Dibutylone, 4-CL-PVP, ABD-FUBINACA, for the purpose of unlawful importation. Because some of the distributed synthetic opioids resulted in deaths, some of the coconspirators have received life sentences as a result of their convictions. The penalty for conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances and controlled substance analogues resulting in death is a minimum mandatory of 20 years imprisonment.
The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Guanghua Zheng or for information leading to the disruption of financial mechanisms of Yip’s transnational organized crime group, the Yuancheng Group.
If you have information, please contact the DEA at +1-323-761-0481 via phone/text/WhatsApp, or by email at ZhengInfo@dea.gov. If you are located outside of the United States, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, please contact the local Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in your city.
ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.