34 kilos of cocaine found during drug bust, 6 arrested
Six men are being held on as much as 20 million dollars bond after a drug bust at an east Columbus warehouse Saturday.
Investigators got information that drugs were being transported from Mexico to Columbus on a semi-truck, according to the Attorney General's office. Authorities stopped the semi in Columbus and then served a search warrant at a warehouse on East 5th Avenue near Stelzer Road. That's where investigators say they found 34 kilos of cocaine, worth an estimated $3.4 million.
Investigators also say they seized more than $500,000 in cash, two stolen firearms, and multiple vehicles.
The following six suspects were arrested on drug charges:
- Jesse Montelongo-Rangel, held on $20 million bond
- Luis Villareal, held on $20 million bond
- Juan Vela, Jr., held on $20 million bond
- Antwonne Hunter, held on $20 million bond
- Toinairis Hunter, held on $7.5 million bond
- Davion Craig, held on $7.5 million bond
Antwone and Toinairis Hunter are both from Columbus. Vela, Villareal, and Montelongo-Rangel are from Texas, and Davion Craig is from Charlotte, North Carolina.
"Drug traffickers should know that they are taking a huge risk by coming to Ohio," Attorny General Mike DeWine said in a statement. "Our task forces are skilled at intercepting large shipments of drugs like this, and those caught bringing drugs here will face very serious consequences."