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Two men charged with cocaine trafficking at Boston’s Logan International Airport

July 5, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two men charged with cocaine trafficking at Boston’s Logan International Airport

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Authorities arrested two Pennsylvania men who flew into Boston’s Logan International Airport from the Dominican Republic on Saturday and were caught with 6½ pounds of cocaine, officials say.

Massachusetts State Police announced in a statement the arrests of 25-year-old Erick Dominguez-Santos, and 19-year-old Ezra Mendez, both men from Allentown, Pa. arrived on a flight from Santo Domingo around 10 a.m. on Monday, the Boston Globe reported.

Officials said US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stopped both suspects, who were carrying identical black Slazenger roller bags within 10 minutes of each other. A subsequent search using an X-ray machine revealed abnormalities within both bags.

Agents conducting a closer inspection uncovered 3 kilograms of a white powdery substance wrapped in plastic concealed container within the lining of each bag, which was “later determined to be cocaine,” Mass. State Trooper Paul Sullivan said Monday.

“[The men] weren’t with each other, but they were associated with each other,” Sullivan said Monday.

Mendez and Dominguez-Santos were arrested on charges of cocaine trafficking and conspiracy to violate drug law and were handed over to State Police custody.

A judge has ordered that both men be held without bail, and an arraignment hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in East Boston District Court.

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