In case no one saw this...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Random_Facts, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    This happened in/around may 19th.

    Connecticut police seized more than $6 million worth of cocaine yesterday which authorities are callling one of the biggest drug busts in state history. And they couldn't have done it without logistics-obsessed delivering company UPS.
    Police have arrested Edwin Olivo, of the Bronx, who tried to pick up the package, which contained over 100 kilograms (or 220 pounds) of cocaine, from the UPS Supply Chain Solution in Windsor Locks yesterday afternoon. UPS tipped off police about the suspicious package—and from the description of it, we're not entirely surprised. According to police, the shipment was so large that the shipping company had to use a forklift to deliver the package to the suspect's vehicle.
    The package was labeled as containing elevator parts, but UPS became especially suspicious after someone identifying themselves as "James Smith" called and asked for it to be held for pickup at the store. The box was held together in ragged form, with screws and glue to prevent air from leaking out.
    Olivo was charged with numerous narcotics related offenses and held on $2 million bond, but he told police he does odd jobs for people, and claimed a friend asked him to pick up the box and bring it back to the Bronx. The Connecticut state police sounded pretty excited at his news conference unveiling: "This is one of the largest seizures in recent times in the state of Connecticut. This will have a massive impact on the cocaine trafficking in this state. Again, the street value of this six million dollars," said spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance.

    So what exactly does 220 pounds of that look like? --link below--- I think that man will think twice before doing what he did again. Lol.
    http://gothamist.com/2011/05/19/ups_helps_police_bust_6_million_con.php
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Don't do drugs.
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Just say no?
     
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't inhale....
     
  5. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I bet the driver will have to go out with a follow up.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Do you think the shipper insured it for the whole 6 million?
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I still laugh about the 40lbs. of pot stolen by an employee (whom I have never met) in a center close to me(not Upstate) that was intended for the DA's office. I guess the kid never got caught. How did UPS explain this?
     
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    We dont even have a forklift.
     
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Bad logistics
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I could have easily lifted it as long as I kept it in my powerzone.