Police seize more than 16 pounds of cocaine in Bridgeport - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police seize more than 16 pounds of cocaine in Bridgeport

The following photo of items seized by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force. The following photo of items seized by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force.
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

State narcotics officials arrested two men after authorities said they received a package containing more than 16 pounds of cocaine from Puerto Rico Wednesday morning.

After learning a package filled with drugs could be delivered to a home in Bridgeport, Statewide Narcotics Task Force went to a home on Rose Street just before 11:30 a.m.

Hector Montilla, 42, and Rafael Casasnovas Jr., 24, were arrested without incident.

Investigators searched the property where they seized 7.5 kilograms of cocaine, $300, additional quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, and packaging material, according to police.

Montilla and Casasnovas were charged with possession of over 1 kilogram of cocaine, conspiracy to commit possession of over 1 kilogram of cocaine, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school.

Casasnovas and Montilla were being held on $200,000 bond and expected to be arraigned at Bridgeport Superior Court on Thursday.

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