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Cops crack coke ring with a ‘monumental’ seizure

Local, state and federal authorities called Monday’s seizure of nearly 200 pounds of cocaine one of the largest busts in state history.

Local, state and federal authorities called Monday’s seizure of nearly 200 pounds of cocaine one of the largest busts in state history.

While they praised the officers and agents involved for disrupting drug sales throughout the Northeast, authorities wouldn’t speculate how many other shipments of this size may be making their way to the area.

“I would only pray to God that there’s not this much cocaine being brought in at other times that we don’t get,” said Suffolk County’s district attorney, Dan Conley.

The drugs were hidden in a compartment underneath a tractor trailer parked on Railroad Avenue in Revere. Just before 8 p.m. Monday, two men drove up began to offload the drugs.

The trailer originated near the Mexico border, but authorities wouldn’t comment on its connection to the drug wars occurring there.

Some of the nearly 50 individually wrapped packages of cocaine were marked with a pink Playboy bunny logo.

The drugs were meant for distribution not only in Boston, but throughout New England, authorities said.

“Drug amounts of this magnitude destroy lives and destroy communities,” said Agent Bruce Foucart of Immigration and Customs.

The Feds crack down

Other big busts include the seizure of one ton of marijuana from a Dorchester apartment in June.

In 2008, police seized about 185 pounds of cocaine in Lynn and arrested six people as they offloaded drugs from a trailer to another car.

In 1988, feds seized 1,260 pounds of coke from a Methuen warehouse and arrested four Colombians in what was described then as the largest cocaine bust in New England history.

 
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