© 2022 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Sixteen Arrested for Dealing in Cocaine

By Howard Riedel

Buffalo, NY – Sixteen people have been charged after a two-year investigation into cocaine trafficking in the Buffalo area.

US Attorney Michael Battle says about 12 kilograms of cocaine and $225,000 in cash have been seized since October 2000.

Among those arrested are the two allege drug ring leaders, Louis and Ramon Reyes, brothers from New York City.

Prosecutors say the Reyes brothers were delivering large amounts of cocaine, using vehicles modified to contain false compartments.