A Queens bust, with quite the kicker.
Authorities recovered 50 kilograms of cocaine, stamped with the branding “CR7,” from an apartment in Jamaica, Queens on Monday, officials said on Thursday.
CR7 is the nickname for soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Two men were arrested in the joint DEA, NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor and State Police investigation.
Police also recovered more than $200,000 and a loaded handgun, officials said.
Agents observed Christopher Jones enter 152-11 89th Avenue empty handed Monday afternoon, before leaving with a weighted suitcase, according to the release.
Jones was stopped a short time later, and authorities found the suitcase was stuffed with cash.
Officers then observed Wykim Williams going into an apartment in the building and obtained a search warrant. Inside they found the huge stash of branded coke and the loaded weapon, along with an array of paraphernalia, officials said.
Jones and Williams were both arrested on felony drug and weapons charges. Cash bail was set at $150,000 for Jones and $250,000 for Williams, the release states.
“I applaud our agents and law enforcement partners for their enforcement efforts which ultimately save lives,” Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA New York Division, said after the bust.
“Through close collaboration, we have dismantled a dangerous cocaine operation in a populated and busy residential complex,” State Police Acting Superintendent Kevin Bruen added. “These individuals had no regard for the dangers they, or this operation brought to this community and beyond.”