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Boston Police seize 15 kilos of cocaine and weapons during drug bust

December 20, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Boston Police seize 15 kilos of cocaine and weapons during drug bust

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After being dispatched to reports of a man with a firearm inside of a home in East Boston, law enforcement officials made a substantial drug bust that included several powerful firearms and ammunition.

On Friday, officers discovered several kinds of drugs, including over 15 kilos of cocaine and four high-capacity guns, while executing a search warrant.

“This is a significant drug bust that makes our community a safer place,” William Evans, the Boston Police Commissioner, announced in a statement on Saturday.

Roberto Alvayaro was taken into custody on Friday and was arraigned on multiple firearms and drug charges, according to authorities.

When police arrived at the residence at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday, Alvayaro permitted police to enter the home and search for a man with a gun. Instead, authorities discovered “several bags of illegal narcotics and multiple items commonly associated with drug distribution.”

Police returned on Friday with a search warrant and recovered over 15 kilos of cocaine, one huge plastic bag of heroin (approximately 47 grams), more than 1,000 pills of 30 MG oxycodone pills. Additionally, over 2 kilos of crystal meth, two scales, five phones, $182,819 cash, four high-capacity firearms, six magazines, and 162 rounds of ammunition were found at the residence.

Authorities also discovered packaging materials that are often used in drug distribution schemes including plastic bags, cellophane, and plastic wrap tape, WCVB reported.

The 35-year-old suspect charged with cocaine trafficking of over 200 grams, trafficking crystal meth, trafficking heroin of over 28 grams, trafficking a Class B substance over 100 grams. He was also hit with four counts of possessing a large-capacity firearm, six counts of possession of a large-capacity feeding device, and illegal possession of ammo.

“There’s no doubt an effort like this certainly makes our city a safer place by disrupting the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in our community,” the commissioner revealed in the statement. “I certainly have to commend and give credit to my officers for the courage, commitment and hard work that they put forth every day in their never-ending efforts to make our city one of the safest big cities in the country.”

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