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Feds Say NYPD Cops Helped Cocaine Dealers

MANHATTAN (CN) - A retired New York police officer and an auxiliary cop conspired to transport 10 kilos of cocaine - part of a 100-kilogram load - federal prosecutors say. Alfredo Rivera, retired after 20 years with the NYPD, told an undercover informant, "I never have trouble when the cops stop me. I will show my ID, I will show my shield ... and they always let me go," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in announcing the arrests.

Rivera and his accomplice, auxiliary cop Rafael Jimenez, were to be paid $1,200 a kilo for taking 10 kilos of cocaine from a Long Island warehouse to a dealer in the Bronx, prosecutors said. They are also charged with extortion, and Rivera is charged with carrying a gun during the crime, and abusing his authority.

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