Hickory police and Alexander County sheriff's deputies seized cocaine valued at $9.5 million Monday and charged five men with trafficking the drug.
Officers seized more than 38 kilograms of cocaine from several Hickory-area locations, according to police.
Hickory police charged Wilfredo Olivo Ayala, 33, Jose Samuel Ayala Franco, 22, and Edwin Noel Ayala, 21, all of Hickory.
Alexander County Sheriff's Office charged Joel Diaz Fernandez, 40, of Taylorsville, and Isaac Galdez Rios, 38, of Hickory.
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