Two men, both 43, were detained in possession of 50 kilos of cocaine, valued at 1.7 million euros and divided into packages marked with the initials of Cristiano Ronaldo and the number of the shirt of the Portuguese international (CR7). Traffickers were picked up by US authorities in a luxury housing complex – made up of two 17-story buildings with a swimming pool and gym, among other things – in Queens, New York.
Investigators also seized $ 200,000 in cash (more than $ 170,000) and a loaded gun, which were in the possession of the suspects. One of the detainees was hunted after being seen leaving the building with a suitcase, in which the money was seized, and the other next to the apartment, where the agents found the packages of cocaine, hidden in a closet, the pistol and another $ 10,000 (8500 euros). The operation was carried out on Monday and revealed on Thursday by US authorities.
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