Dorchester man charged as drug kingpin; arrested with 20 others

Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today announced charges against 21 people for their alleged participation in a drug ring that imported heroin, cocaine, and marijuana into the Boston area.

Rafael "Chi Chi" Peguero, 43, of Dorchester, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million dollars at his arraignment today, the DA's office says. Peguero was allegedly at the top of the ring with two other men, both held without bail until authorities can positively identify them.

According to police and the DA, ring members - who lived verywhere from Beacon Hill to Duxbury and Salem - were, at a minimum, charged with conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws.

The arrests came as the culmination of "a lengthy wiretap investigation," codenamed "Operation Limehouse," after an opium-soaked area of 19th-century London.

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The Massachusetts Department of Revenue announced tax liens against 21 people for not collecting sales taxes on the sales of the widely demanded products heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. IRS spokesperson Joe Schmo said "most dealers are in compliance with sales tax collection laws in the Commonwealth."

Massachusetts, which this year also seceded from the United States of America, legalized most recreational drugs earlier this year, realizing that greater revenue was necessary to treat the overpopulated sick and to finance welfare users.

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Typo there

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Are you sure you didn't mean "Vermont, which this year also seceded from the United States of America"?

Duxbury?

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

I guess that's where the kingpin lived with his ill-gotten gain.

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Third paragraph. Though the sentence does make some sense, I think you meant "lived"

I'm just saying

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People still fail to realize that no matter how they paint the picture he is still not a main person in the ring still a low man on the totem pole so I really think the bigger problem is yet to be solved. Remember to ship package n break down these drugs it costs a lot of money and no is 'fronting ' anything makes you wonder why the lower income minorities get blamed when we all know that is far from where it starts