Drug bust yields cocaine, ‘Scarface’ doll and Pablo Escobar book


Winthrop police, in conjunction with Boston police, seized 430.6 grams of cocaine.

Winthrop police, in conjunction with Boston police, seized 430.6 grams of cocaine, approximately $3,786, drug paraphernalia, a copy of Pablo Escobar’s autobiography and a “Scarface” action figure. Tony Montana”. Winthrop Police Department via John Guilfoil Public Relations

Last week, Winthrop police arrested Hermes Quintero-Durango, 49, of Revere, and confiscated cocaine, cash, a figurine of the drug lord from the movie ‘Scarface Tony Montana’ and a book about drug lord Pablo Escobar, according to a press release.

Quintero-Durango was arrested and charged with trafficking more than 200 grams of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug, police said. At his arraignment in East Boston District Court, Quintero-Durango pleaded not guilty, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office confirmed by telephone. A judge ordered him held on $150,000 bail.

Winthrop police said they worked with Boston police to conduct a search of the Revere apartment in Quintero-Durango on Wednesday, October 12 around 11 a.m.

Quintero-Durango was seen driving in the East Boston area. When Boston police arrested him, they found three bags of a rocky white substance, which was later confirmed to be cocaine, and $1,708. Police arrested Quintero-Durango and took him to Winthrop Police Headquarters.

At the Quintero-Durango apartment, Winthrop police found 427.6 grams of what is believed to be cocaine, along with drug paraphernalia, scales, scissors and plastic bags. plastic, police said.

“I want to thank the Boston Police Department for their assistance in this investigation and acknowledge the great cooperation of officers from Winthrop and Boston,” Winthrop Police Chief Terence M. Delehanty said in a statement. .


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