By Steve Pope | February 25, 2019
Detectives with the Allegheny County District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Team (DANET), assisted by state and local police have broken a major cocaine trafficking ring with the arrest of two Philadelphia men Monday night.
Authorities made the arrests in North Braddock after the two vehicles being driven by the men, which were registered out of Philadelphia, were stopped by police. During the search of the two vehicles, police recovered a total of 23 kilograms of cocaine hidden in hydraulic traps in the vehicles. The drugs have an estimated street value of $10 million.
Arrested today were Jermaine Clark of Philadelphia, believed to be the head of the trafficking organization and a co-conspirator, Terry Suggs Jr., also of Philadelphia.
It is believed that the two men have spent the past 24 months transporting hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from Philadelphia to communities and neighborhoods in Allegheny County, according to a DA spokesman.
Both defendants have been charged with possession, possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy and criminal use of a communication device.
The pair are expected to be arraigned later tonight at the Allegheny County Jail.
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