Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Agent: Cocaine flown from Dallas to Charlotte

What followed was a sting involving 41 kilos of cocaine, a confidential informant and negotiations inside an Arby's on South Boulevard, according to an affadivit filed today.

A federal agent gave the account seeking warrants against Jorge Haro-Martinez and Hugo Luna for conspiracy to sell cocaine.

The agent said on Feb. 3, the informant received the cocaine, which was flown from Texas to Charlotte. Later that day, agents said Haro-Martinez set up a meeting. On Feb. 4, Haro-Martinez and Luna met the informant at the restaurant and arranged delivery, according to the affadavit.

Click here to read the document.

Their arrest, the papers say, happened after they gave their car to the informant. He drove off and met agents at another location. There, they loaded six kilograms - and 35 fake kilograms - into the car. The informant returned to South Boulevard and gave Haro-Martinez and Luna the keys, the papers say.

CMPD stopped the men in a traffic stop on I-77 southbound just past the Tyvola Road exit.

- Doug Miller

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