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Dreaming of a White Christmas? $3 Million Cocaine Seized On the Streets of the Bronx

Dreaming of a white Christmas? 

Thanks to two separate busts on the streets of the Bronx this past Thursday evening, maybe not. 

That's because two separate busts resulted in more than 136 pounds of cocaine being seized on the streets of the Bronx. 

It all started when NYPD and Homeland Security pulled over Xavier Herbert-Gumbs, a 24-year-old Puerto Rican man, on Thursday evening in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx. 

Searching the trunk of his car, they found a box that had at least 50 one-kilogram bricks of coke, many of which were labeled "Messi," an ode to world famous Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi. 

Just an hour or so later, in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, the trunk of a car in which Mark Soto exited ended up holding another 12 kilos.

"The sheer amount of cocaine seized in this case is staggering," Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan told ABC News. 


"This is the largest seizure of cocaine being transported in the region that our office has handled in recent years."

No kidding. With a street value of approximately $3 million, the two men face several drug felonies and can spend up to 100 years in federal prison.

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! 

Check out What If NYC Neighborhoods Were Drugs? 

[via ABC News]