Seven Detained In Major Drugs Bust

Posted on April 10, 2015 by


On 24 March, a tractor trailer pulled into a parking lot in northeast Reading. As two other cars pulled in alongside the truck, passersby knew what they were witnessing.

Enforcement had been contacted, and the police moved in to detain the men. Investigators had already been on the case because the truck was seen crossing the U.S-Mexico border seven times from 22 May 2014 to 4 March 2015.

As the police procured search warrants for the vehicles, they found two more men inside of the trailer. They looked to be closing a secret compartment. Detectives found 23 pounds of meth and 6.5 pounds of cocaine, a combined estimated worth of $2.2 million.

“There will never be an end to all of this kind of stuff,” junior Hunter Zagorski said.

Seven men were arrested and placed in the county jail with a bail set at one million dollars. They were all charged with the delivery of illegal drugs as well as conspiracy.

As this sort of problem grows in the United States, law enforcement has a hard taking complete control over the issue.

Detectives also found the following in the search: $20,000 in bundled up bills, a gun, and a large drill for opening the secret compartment.

“It’s just crazy the amount of money people will put into drugs just to ruin their lives,” senior Matt Hook said.

“I think, if they enforced stricter laws on this, we would have fewer problems,” senior Mitch Kinek said.

This was recorded as one of the biggest busts in Berks County history. More information on the investigation will be released soon, as those charged have yet to appear in court.

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