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Crime organization busted in Alabama after agents ID semi truck


Four men have been arrested after an investigation into a known drug trafficking organization. 

The bust happened on October 16th in Birmingham, Alabama. 

According to WTVY News, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents identified a semi truck used by the Lozano organization to traffic cocaine from Texas to Alabama, and used this information to plan the operation. 

On the afternoon of October 16th, the identified tractor trailer and a pickup truck were observed on Carson Road in Birmingham, so agents followed the vehicles. Men were then observed unloading eight pallets with hidden compartments from the big rig to the pickup truck. 

Agents then continued following the pickup truck before eventually pulling it over, where they discovered approximately 72 kilogram-size, individually wrapped packages of suspected cocaine.

The men were promptly arrested and one suspect admitted to buying a kg of cocaine for $31,000 and selling it for $33,000, keeping $1,000 and then splitting the remaining cash with his workers.

The men have been charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substances.


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