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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    State Police intercepted a $6 million cocaine delivery on Wednesday, one of the largest drug busts in state history, police said.

    Narcotics detectives developed leads on Monday that a delivery service was making a drug delivery in Windsor Locks and applied for a search and seizure warrant. The box was so large, police needed a forklift to move it, police said.

    Before the package was picked up, police set up surveillance and waited.

    When Edwin Olivo, 37, of Bronx, New York, arrived to claim the delivery at noon on Wednesday, police swarmed in and arrested him.

    Inside the package, police found 102 kilos, or about 225 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of $6 million.

    Police would not release the name of the delivery service, but FedEx, UPS, and the U.S. Postal Service have delivery facilities at the Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks.

    The cocaine originated outside the U.S., but arrived in Connecticut by ground transportation, according to police.

    Olivo was being held on $2 million bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Enfield Superior Court.

    thursday, May 19, 2011
    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/122189309.html

Comments

  1. torachi
    There's this local radio personality (same place this bust happened) called the "Vinny Pen Project" or something very similar. Its on right after Coast to Coast AM while I'm still at work so I hear it frequently. Anyway, they've had this clip of a guy for several days promoting a future interview with him saying "You need to know...if you are doing cocaine today, unless you're smoking it, you aren't doing cocaine, idiot!"

    Then they bust $6 million worth right off the very streets. Powdered, not for smoking. I didn't get a chance to hear the interview, but they'd been playing that clip for days before the bust, then just before the interview Vinny Pen brings it up saying "Well, according to the guy I'm about to interview, they can't even be charged with cocaine possession because its all made out of homemade items."

    I really wish I heard the interview, because I have no idea what that guy could have been on about. Because clearly, cocaine is very real still.
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