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3 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Box of Mangoes

A man faces several drug charges after police say they found almost 3 pounds of cocaine hidden in a box of mangoes

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    3 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Box of Mangoes
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    Boxes of mangoes are shown in this file image. Police found 2.8 pounds of prepackaged cocaine in a box of mangoes at a Connecticut home.

    A man faces several drug charges after police say they found almost 3 pounds of cocaine hidden in a box of mangoes in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

    Police tell the Connecticut Post that they received a tip that Enrique Pineiro, 61, had just received a large shipment of drugs.

    When they went to his home Thursday, his girlfriend told the police that the only package he had gotten was a box of mangoes from Puerto Rico.

    Police opened the box and found 2.8 pounds of prepackaged cocaine.

    Pineiro is charged with possession of more than a kilogram of cocaine with intent to sell. He was freed after posting a $50,000 bond.

    Attempts to reach him for comment Friday morning were not successful. A listed phone number was no longer in service.