Cleveland man held in a huge drug bust - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cleveland man held in a huge drug bust

CLEVELAND (AP) - The FBI is calling it one of the biggest
drug busts ever in the Cleveland area -- more than 160 pounds of cocaine.

Federal agents confiscated the 73 kilos of cocaine after arresting 33-year-old Andre Jenkins as he left his room in a motel in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood.

In subsequent raids elsewhere, agents found $69,000 and several weapons.

FBI agent Robert Hawk said that the seizure was one of the largest ever in the Cleveland area, and additional arrests are expected. He estimated that the cocaine would sell for $7 million by the time dealers broke it down and sold it in grams and ounces on the street.

Jenkins appeared before a U.S. magistrate on Tuesday afternoon.

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