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4:13 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

State Police seize 66 kilos of cocaine, arrest 3

Providence, RI – Rhode Island State Police have arrested three men and seized 66 kilograms of cocaine in what they believe is the Ocean State's largest drug bust.

State Police allege that Rodrigo Saucedo and Andrew Rios of California and Adilson Reyes of Utah transported large quantities of cocaine to a building in North Kingstown.

The out of state men allegedly lived in hotels in Pawtucket while they used tractor trailers to move cocaine in and out of the storage facility.

At the end of January, State Police found 31 kilos of cocaine and more than a million dollars in cash in one truck and an additional 35 kilos of cocaine inside another vehicle.

Police value the cocaine at 6.6 million dollars, making the bust what they believe to be the largest seizure of drugs and cash in state history.

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Read the press release on the drug busthere

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