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Police seize more than 16 pounds of cocaine in Bridgeport

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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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