Rookie Cop Helps Make Massive Cocaine Bust

By Tom Liddy on September 25, 2011 3:37pm 

Two cops, including a rookie, helped take a
Two cops, including a rookie, helped take a "large" quantity off the streets on Sept. 24, 2011, sources said.
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MANHATTAN — A rookie cop and his partner helped take a "large quantity" of cocaine off the streets in Washington Heights Saturday, sources said.

The officer and his partner, spotted the suspect, Jose Milan, 29, with two gym bags on the sidewalk on St. Nicholas Avenue and W. 190th Street just after 4 p.m., according to the sources.

When they investigated, they found that the bags contained a "large quantity" of what was believed to be cocaine, the sources said.

The exact amount was not immediately clear, but the Daily News, which first reported the story, said there were 29 kilograms of the drug with a street value of $667,000.

Milan, of The Bronx, was hit with 29 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

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