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Drug trafficker used drug cash to buy cake decorated with gold: Feds

March 30, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Drug trafficker used drug cash to buy cake decorated with gold: Feds

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An alleged drug trafficker lived lavishly off of the money she made from selling heroin, even treating her brother and fiancé to decadent cakes — one of which was adorned in 24K gold, federal authorities in Brooklyn revealed.

On Wednesday, 30-year-old Clarissa “Clari” Vasquez — who was indicted with five other purported drug dealers — lived decadently and then bragged about it on social media.

According to a Justice Department press release, Enrique “Chiquito” LaPorte, Zaida Lopez, Philippe Media, Carlos Mateo and Vasquez were indicted along with three other alleged traffickers who were apprehended last July in the family-operated heroin ring that has ties to a drug cartel in Mexico.

The group reportedly operated out of Brooklyn and Queens from 2010 through February 2015 and have been charged with dealing hundreds of kilos of heroin each year.

Feds say Clarissa Vasquez, Peter Vasquez and Luis Lopez are also indicted for laundering illicit drug proceeds.

Additionally, Clarissa Vasquez is charged with providing false statements to law enforcement agents during the investigation.



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