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200 pounds of cocaine seized in Revere

200 pounds of cocaine seized in Revere

By Laura Crimaldi  |   Tuesday, November 30, 2010  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Coverage

Two men from Mexico and the Domincan Republic are set to be arraigned today in Chelsea District Court after authorities last night seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine from a trailer in Revere, prosecutors said.

Gilberto Cruz Padilla, 24, and Rafael Jesus Montero, 22, are each charged with one count of trafficking 200 grams or more of cocaine, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Padilla last lived in Tijuana, Mexico and Montero last lived in the Dominican Republic, Wark said. No further information was immediately available about their residency status.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were also involved in the arrests, Wark said.

Wark said the charge is the most serious that alleged cocaine traffickers can face even though 200 grams represents a fraction of what authorities recovered. Cops seized the drugs on Railroad Street just before 8 p.m.


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