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34 kilos of cocaine found during drug bust, 6 arrested


WSYX - Steve-cocaine bust

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."

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