More than two kilos of cocaine intercepted; 2 men arrested for trafficking

Published: 8/12/2019 9:37:16 PM

WORCESTER — A multi-agency investigation led to the confiscation of more than two kilograms of cocaine and the arrest of two city men on drug trafficking charges, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Carmelo Andujar, 40, of 67 May St., 1st floor, Worcester, and Ernest R. Daigle, 62, of 8 Auburn St., Apt. 1, Worcester, are both charged with trafficking in a class B controlled substance (cocaine) over 200 grams; and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance laws.

Both men were scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Worcester Central District Court.

The investigation began on Aug. 4 with a discovery in San Juan, Puerto Rico of a suspicious package bound for Daigle’s address in Worcester. After the United Parcel Service alerted Home Land Security Investigations, it was determined the package contained more than two kilograms of cocaine.

With the involvement of several law enforcement agencies, a controlled delivery was planned and executed. Andujar was arrested at about 11:30 Friday after picking up the package at Daigle’s home. Daigle was arrested a short time later in Shrewsbury.

The State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and the Worcester Police Vice Squad worked on the investigation.

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