Three Arrested After One Hundred Kilos of Cocaine Seized

July 2, 2015

Marietta, GA - On June 25 members of the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Georgia State Patrol and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety conducted a joint investigation resulting in the seizure of 100 kilograms of cocaine in Cobb County.

 

Members of the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office received information that a tractor-trailer was located off of Delk Road in Cobb County containing a large quantity of narcotics. Agents conducted surveillance throughout the day and observed three men identified as Ferrando Rodriguez, 39, of Gary, Indiana, Javier Leonardo Rodriguez-Buitrago, 24, of Dacula, Georgia and Jesus Ruben Rosillo, 50 of McAllen, Texas in and around the tractor-trailer. Agents saw the men leave the area where the tractor-trailer was parked.  Georgia State troopers stopped the vehicle occupied by the men. During the stop, Rodriguez and Rodriguez-Buitrago were arrested for Possession of Marijuana. During subsequent interviews, agents obtained enough information to develop sufficient probable cause to obtain a search warrant for the tractor-trailer.

 

During a search of the tractor-trailer agents found a hidden compartment in the trailer which contained 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine valued at over three million dollars. Rodriguez was charged with Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana less than One Ounce. Rosillo was charged with Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana less than One Ounce. Rodriguez-Buitrago was charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and Possession of Marijuana less than one Ounce. All three suspects are currently being held at the Cobb County Jail.

 

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Financial Investigative Team and the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

 

The GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office is located in Carrollton, Georgia and services 26 counties. The office is comprised of members from the GBI, Carrollton P.D., Villa Rica P.D., Bowden P.D., Lagrange P.D., Atlanta P.D., Peachtree City P.D., Fulton County P.D., Carroll County S.O., and Heard County S.O.

 

 

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Contact Information: 
Sherry Lang 404/270-8330
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