An NYPD police officer has been accused of conspiring to import and distribute cocaine in New York with a multinational drug operation. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Brooklyn federal court.
Amaury Abreu, 34, allegedly used his policing knowhow to help members of the drug trafficking ring evade the law. He leveraged his position in the 113th Precinct in Queens to provide them with information, including warnings on warrant checks. Authorities alleged Abreu even distributed cocaine at least once.
Federal prosecutors claimed phone records showed that Abreu regularly kept in touch with leaders of the unidentified drug operation between January 2016 and October 2020. He also met with them in the Dominican Republic.
According to Brooklyn prosecutors, drug enforcement agents have seized over 350 kilos of cocaine since 2016. The drug-trafficking ring is believed to have imported cocaine into the United States via flight couriers, produce shipments from the Dominican Republic and trucks traveling across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Abreu, a nine-year veteran of the NYPD, was arrested at his Long Island home. He was released to home detention on $1 million bond. His alleged co-conspirators were also arrested.
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