High Point Police Arrest 8 In Their Largest Single Cocaine Seizure

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    High Point Police Arrest 8 In Their Largest Single Cocaine Seizure

    High Point, NC-- Investigators in High Point say on August 18, at 6:30 pm, the High Point Police Department's Vice & Narcotics unit with the assistance the NC State Bureau of Investigation and the Guilford County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant at a home on Old Mill Road. The warrant was obtained after an investigation revealed that illegal narcotics were possibly located inside this house.

    Once inside the residence, detectives located and detained eight male subjects and a ninth subject fled on foot and was not located. During the search, detectives located 14.5 kilograms of cocaine and three firearms. The eight subjects located in the house were all arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine and remain in custody awaiting trial. The subjects were identified as Alvaro Molina, Jose Pineda Molina, Luciano Pineda Molina & Jaime Arana Gonzalez all of 2535 Old Mill Road, High Point, Jorge Luis Albarran, Celso Azate Gomez & Pablo Gomez Arzate from Raleigh, NC and Delber Levy Escobar from Houston, TX.

    The one subject that eluded arrest has been identified as Catawino Benitez of Houston, Texas and warrants are outstanding for his arrest. This investigation concluded in October 2009 and no further arrests are anticipated.

    These 14.5 kilograms of cocaine is the largest single seizure of narcotics ever seized by the High Point Police Department and has an estimated street value of over 1.45 million dollars.

    Devetta Blount Created: 10/14/2009 4:42:33 PM


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