Police in Boston and Chelsea yesterday seized more than 100 pounds of cocaine in two unrelated busts - one of which also yielded a hefty amount of heroin, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A Providence man stopped around 6:15 p.m. for a minor traffic violation on Columbia Road near the Southeast Expressway turned out to have 18 kilograms (40 pounds) of cocaine and 13 kilograms (29 pounds) of heroin in his rented SUV, the DA's office says.
When police stopped Santo Gonzalez, also known as Orlando Lopez, a license check showed the Suburban was an overdue rental; a routine search before it was towed back to Thrifty Rental uncovered the drugs, prosecutors say. A Dorchester District Court judge ordered Gonzalez held in lieu of $500,000 bail, the DA's office reports.
Meanwhile, police in Chelsea seized 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of cocaine from a tractor trailer yesterday evneing. Miguel Agular, 43, of Long Beach, CA, and Jose Cubais, 38, of San Bernardino, CA, were charged with trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy to violate the state's drug laws as part of an ongoing investigation, the DA's office reports. They were each ordered held in lieu of $950,000 bail, the DA's office says.