New York man accused of hiding ‘Joe Biden’ brand cocaine

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A New York City man was arrested with $300,000 worth of cocaine – some in packages bearing President Biden’s picture – hidden in his sports car, authorities said on Wednesday.

Reynaldo Almonte, 29, was arraigned in Manhattan Superior Court on a number of drug-related charges after officers found Biden-brand coke in his burgundy Nissan on Nov. 28.

Officials spotted Queens Almonte carrying a “weighed shopping bag” into his car and then noticed him moving objects in the back of the vehicle, the Office of the Special Narcotics Attorney said in a statement.

Police followed Almonte to the West Farms neighborhood in the Bronx, where they approached him after he double-parked.

Almonte was indicted in the Manhattan Supreme Court on a number of drug-related charges.
Authorities said Reynaldo Almonte was caught with $300,000 worth of cocaine.

Investigators said they found a bag containing $50,000 in cash on the floor in front of the passenger seat.

With the help of a K-9 unit, officers and agents, including those from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, discovered a hidden trap compartment in the rear passenger compartment – where six-kilogram plastic-wrapped cocaine packages worth $7,000 were hidden.

One of the packages bore Biden’s photo, and labels on other packages featured a picture of a cat and the letters “AMG.”

Investigators said they found a bag containing $50,000 in cash on the floor in front of the passenger seat.
President Biden’s face was on some of the bags of cocaine.

“Similar to corporate marketing, drug traffickers market their deadly product in a variety of ways, using recent photos, logos or postage stamps related to pop culture and current events,” Frank Tarentino, the DEA’s executive special agent in charge, said in a statement.

Almonte was released on December 8 on $300,000 bail.

“Cocaine continues to be a significant contributor to overdose deaths in New York City. Cocaine has always been a significant health hazard, but it is now often mixed with fentanyl, methamphetamine and other deadly substances, increasing the risks for users. Taking thirteen pounds of cocaine off our streets will save precious lives,” Bridget G. Brennan, the Specialty Narcotics Attorney, said in a statement.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/14/nyc-man-indicted-for-stashing-joe-biden-brand-cocaine/ New York man accused of hiding ‘Joe Biden’ brand cocaine

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