Suspects in drug trafficking conspiracy arrested on Cleveland's east side
East 33rd Street, Cleveland
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
The Northern Ohio Law Enforcement Task Force arrested three people on Cleveland's east side on Tuesday morning.
19 Action News was on the scene of a home being raided in the 1400 block of East 33rd Street. Several weapons were brought out of the house.
These three individuals are three of seventeen indicted for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy that brought multiple kilograms of cocaine to Cleveland from Los Angeles and Las Vegas, often secretly strapping the drugs to human couriers who traveled by bus and train. The cocaine was transported by couriers who were paid $1,000 per kilogram of cocaine they transported, usually over commercial carriers such as Greyhound, Amtrak and Megabus. The couriers used fictitious names and wore girdles and clothes designed to hide the drugs.
The indictment will most likely be unsealed later on Tuesday.
This case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio.