- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a former worker at UPS Inc. has admitted in federal court to his role in a drug trafficking organization that shipped cocaine from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe reports (https://bit.ly/2j0JAZ5 ) 41-year-old Jorge Carrasquillo-Ortiz, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in Boston this week to attempted distribution of 500 grams of cocaine.

Carrasquillo-Ortiz faces up to four decades in prison and a $5 million fine when he’s sentenced in April.

Prosecutors say Carrasquillo-Ortiz received $1,200 for each kilogram of cocaine that he shipped.

A cooperating witness in June 2016 arranged to have a shipment of fake cocaine delivered to Carrasquillo-Ortiz in Puerto Rico.

Authorities say Carrasquillo-Ortiz slipped the package through UPS security. It was then loaded onto a UPS plane and sent to Massachusetts.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com

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