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NYC Kingpin Wrapped Drugs In Carbon Paper To Avoid Detection

May 23, 2011  | 

The NYPD's arrest of a major cocaine distributor following a 10-month wiretap operation revealed that the man smuggled narcotics through John F. Kennedy Airport by wrapping the packages in carbon paper.

The NYPD arrested Ricardo Gonzalez-Santiago, identified as a lieutenant in a Puerto Rican cartel, as he left a Times Square hotel Friday carrying two suitcases stuffed with 36 kilos of cocaine valued at $1.3 million.

In addition to cocaine, undercover officers traced ketamine, ecstasy and oxycodone distribution to Gonzalez-Santiago.

Source: New York Daily News

Tags: NYPD, Drug Investigations, Undercover Investigations


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JusticeSeeker @ 7/9/2012 7:05 AM

One of the guys arrested from this group Guy Melvin Nieves was on parole in NJ for previous Drug arrest? Selling drugs near a school. Meanwhile he was living in NY the whole time. That's a big no no while on parole. And even after his Felony arrest his parole officer didn't even violate him. The guy gets out on 75,000 Bail. Not bad for a guy with no job. Something sounds fishy. I heard stories where Parole officers get chummy with their parolee's. Check out https://www6.state.nj.us/DOC_Inmate/inmatesearch. Type in the SBI Number 000760979D in the search. There he is.

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