CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An accused Charlotte drug kingpin is locked up and WSOC-TV is uncovering a massive investigation spanning the last 10 years.
WSOC obtained federal records detailing an extensive pipeline of cocaine funneling into Charlotte from across the world.
Federal agents said an undocumented immigrant was at the top of the crime ring using drug money to buy a fleet of exotic cars and a big house.
They said he set up businesses across the city and used them to grow his criminal empire.
Federal agents and police raided those businesses Wednesday.
According to these court documents the owner was trying to get thirty kilos of cocaine to Charlotte from south Florida.
The businesses include a barbershop, a towing company and The Rim Shop on Independence Boulevard where a witness took cellphone video as police began seizing a dozen cars and SUVs.
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