Million dollar drug bust at Times Square hotel

The News Leader

May 20, 2011 5:56:00 PM PDT
A former fugitive drug lord and 10 other people are under arrest after a million dollar drug bust.

The arrests were the result of a 10-month long multi-level wiretap investigation.

During that time detectives tracked several key players, and eventually arrested Ricardo Gonzalez-Santiago.

He described by authorities as a lieutenant in a Puerto Rican drug cartel.

Gonzalez-Santiago was arrested at the Paramount hotel off Times Square after picking up 2 suitcases loaded with nearly 80 pounds of cocaine worth more than a million dollars.