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Ohio Prosecutor: City of Columbus becoming hub for drug cartels

November 23, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Ohio Prosecutor: City of Columbus becoming hub for drug cartels

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Ohio prosecutor says Columbus becoming hub for international drug cartels

Ohio prosecutors are seeking to keep a man behind bars who they allege is associated with one of the largest drug busts in Columbus’ history.

Law enforcement officials say the heroin bust is further proof that the city of Columbus has increasingly become a key transport hub for Mexican drug cartels.

On Tuesday, prosecutors asked a judge not to set bail for Boos Corona-Aguilar, 21, who is an alleged drug courier in a case which involves 66 pounds of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. Corona-Aguilar has been charged with two felony counts of drug possession.

Boos Corona-Aguilar, 21, was busted transporting 66 pounds of Black Tar heroin last week (Courtesy of WSYX/WTTE)

Columbus Police freeway patrol pulled the suspect over on Monday after they said he neglected to signal while getting on a ramp, ABC6 reported.

Inside of his Honda Accord, police said they discovered a significant amount of black tar heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine.

The carpet cleaning company, which is the company that Corona-Aguilar’s car is registered to, is also linked to an apartment where authorities said they recovered the rest of the drugs.

Police made one of the biggest heroin bust in Columbus history following a traffic stop on Monday

]Prosecutors added that the 30 kilos they seized are enough to wipe out half of the city.

“This amount doesn’t come here to Columbus without it having some ties to a cartel operation somewhere,” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated.

He added that Columbus is becoming a hub for international cartels as they smuggle their drugs to New York, Chicago and other areas in the northeast.

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