- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (AP) - Two husband-and-wife police officers are pleading guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in Puerto Rico.

Prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodriguez says the couple conspired to rob a drug dealer and sell 18 pounds (8 kilograms) of cocaine themselves. The two were assigned to a tactical operations unit in San Juan.

Jose Garcia Garcia and Jacqueline Torres Cruz were indicted by a U.S. grand jury in February along with two other officers in the alleged 2007 robbery. Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of seven years for Garcia and four for his wife.

The couple entered the guilty pleas on Monday.


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