A “luggage” courier has been arrested after being discovered as the leader of a drug enterprise that transported heroin-filled and cocaine-filled pastries and chocolates from Ecuador to New York.
Apparently he is also responsible for missing valuables of the individuals who hired him to transport their luggage.
Police officers allege that a man identified as Jorge Guerrero arranged for a shipment of what appeared to be chocolates and pastries to be delivered to Kennedy airport in New York City from Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Six individuals, including Guerrero’s wife, were arrested in what police believe was in fact an agreement among the six individuals to commit the crime of smuggling drugs into New York city.
According to authorities, although all six individuals were arrested and charged with conspiracy, among other crimes, each has pleaded not guilty.
Police officers revealed that the six alleged conspirators attempted to retrieve the packages from the parcel-delivery companies that they had them shipped to.
A list of the names written on the pastry and chocolate-disguised pastry packages include: chocolate candies, empanadas, oatmeal, sugar and cookies.
Police discovered that within the oatmeal and sugar cookies was actually an entire pound of cocaine; within the chocolate candies was actually a one half pound of heroin; and within the empanadas was really three pounds of cocaine.
In fact, police officers say that the packages were wrapped so professionally that they looked as if they were grocery store-ready.
According to the Special Narcotics prosecutor of the office of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement a thorough investigation was conducted in advance as part of an effort to take drugs off the streets of New York City.
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