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Cocaine Conspiracy Bust at N.J. Docks

MANHATTAN (CN) - Federal prosecutors accuse a longshoreman and a private employee of conspiring to smuggle 2 tons of cocaine through the Port Elizabeth, N.J. docks.

Prosecutors on Wednesday unsealed the criminal complaint against Dominic Guido, a longshoreman, and Robert Roselli, who worked for a private company that unloads cargo at the Port Elizabeth Marine Terminal.

The 25-complaint contains excerpts of wiretap transcripts in which the defendants and others, including a confidential informant, allegedly discuss the operation, in terms such as, "I'm going to tell them to send that magazine or a box of plantains so you can eat because things are difficult here."

Guido, 47, was arrested Wednesday in the New York City area. Roselli, 44, was arrested in North Carolina. If convicted, they face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a maximum of life.

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