Feds Find 28 Pounds of Cocaine Inside Smuggler's Wheelchair Tires at JFK Airport
A woman is facing drug smuggling charges after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized around 28 pounds of cocaine inside her wheelchair’s tires last week at John F. Kennedy International Airport. According to CBP, Emelinda Paulino De Rivas, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, arrived on a flight from Punta Cana on Thursday and was traveling in a...
Police Bust Long Island ‘Cocaine Pipeline' That Ran from Dominican Republic to NY
A so-called “cocaine pipeline” that runs from the Dominican Republic to Long Island was busted after Suffolk County police arrested four people accused of selling the cocaine and fentanyl at bars in a Hamptons hot spot.
4 Arrested In Long Island ‘Cocaine Pipeline' Bust
The “cocaine pipeline” ran from the Dominican Republic to Long Island, and four people were arrested in connection in the Hamptons, Greg Cergol reports.
$40,000 Worth of Cocaine Found in Corrections Officer's Manhattan Home: DA
A 47-year-old New York state corrections officer has been accused of dealing cocaine out of his East Harlem apartment and allegedly had $40,000 worth of the drug stashed at the residence, Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday. Alex Toro, a Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DCCS) corrections officer at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Dutchess County, was indicted on three felony…
US Study Says Cocaine Production Remains High in Colombia
Cocaine production in Colombia remained near record levels in 2021, according to estimates released by the White House, raising the stakes for bilateral cooperation between the United States and Colombia’s next administration.
19 Indicted, Over $1M Confiscated in Plot to Launder Pesos for Dollars in Mass.
Officials from the U.S., Colombia and Jamaica shared how infiltration by undercover officers, cooperating witnesses and confidential sources revealed the complicated plot to exchange dollars for Colombian pesos and clean the money through U.S. banks.
WATCH: Coast Guard Offloads $233M Worth of Seized Cocaine, Marijuana in San Diego
The agency said the drugs — 11,300 pounds of cocaine and 4,076 pounds of marijuana seized in eight interdictions — are worth about $233 million on the black market.