Crime

June 9, 2014

Raleigh police seize 13.8 pounds of cocaine, arrest 2 men

Two men from western North Carolina face cocaine trafficking and conspiracy charges stemming from the seizure Friday of what Raleigh police said was 13.8 pounds of the drug.

Police have charged two men from Western North Carolina with cocaine trafficking, saying they had 13.8 pounds of the drug.

Jorge Albarado Jr., 35, of Hickory, and Oscar Diaz Jimenez, 34, of Taylorsville, were arrested Friday morning, records show.

In arrest warrants, police said the two had sold cocaine to an informant and has conspired with a third man.

Each man was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, one saying they possessed it and one saying they transported it.

The warrants said there was 6,238 grams of cocaine involved.

According to records, police arrested Jimenez near a McDonald’s restaurant at Old Wake Forest Road and Capital Boulevard about 9 a.m. Friday.

Albarado was charged later after question at detective headquarters, the records showed.

Albarado was being held in lieu of $1 million bail after a magistrate noted that he had moved to North Carolina from Florida a year ago and had no community ties, making him a flight risk.

Jimenez was being held on $500,000 bail.

Both were to appear in court Monday.

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