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Cocaine And Heroin-filled Chocolates And Pastries

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Monday, 13 August 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Cocaine, Heroin

Cocaine And Heroin filled Chocolates And Pastries

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.

However, police later learned that those chocolates and pastries were actually filled with cocaine and heroin.

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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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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