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.