International drug kingpin busted, extradited to NY

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News 12 Interactive (12/18/15)

DEER PARK - Officials say an international drug kingpin has been arrested.

Tirso Martinez-Sanchez is accused of trafficking tens of thousands of kilos of cocaine from Mexico to the United States. Officials say some of the drugs landed on Long Island.

According to federal prosecutors, the 51-year-old used an elaborate transportation network to ship the drugs to the organization’s stash warehouses.

In addition, prosecutors say during the course of the investigation, federal agents seized over 500 kilograms of cocaine from a home in Deer Park.

Martinez-Sanchez was extradited from Mexico to the United States Thursday.

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