30 Kilos of Cocaine Discovered in Washington, D.C.-Area Self-Storage Unit

A large amount of cocaine was recently discovered in a Washington, D.C.-area self-storage unit during an undercover operation.

A large amount of cocaine was recently discovered in a Washington, D.C.-area self-storage unit during an undercover operation.

Federal agents and Washington, D.C., police had been working undercover for 15 months to bust up a drug organization with connections to Mexico.

Investigators discovered drugs were going to be dropped off at a self-storage unit at 3005 Kenilworth Ave. in Hyattsville, and obtained a federal warrant to watch the storage facility via closed-circuit television.

After observing two men wheel a black suitcase into the unit, the FBI agents searched it. They discovered 30 kilograms of cocaine, a semiautomatic pistol and an assault rifle. The men were later arrested. The investigations also led to authorities seizing $550,000 in cash, luxury cars and two more weapons.

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