Two men from Puerto Rico were each ordered held on $200,000 cash bail today after they pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges stemming from their arrests at Logan Airport after a State Police dog allegedly found 4 kilograms of cocaine in their suitcases, authorities said.
Adam I. Miranda, 18, and Luis Robles, 24, both of San Juan, were charged with trafficking in cocaine over 200 grams and conspiracy to violate narcotics laws, State Police said in a statement.
They pleaded not guilty to all charges at their arraignments today at East Boston District Court. According to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office, Judge Roberto Ronquillo, Jrbail was set at $200,000 cash for both men.
Earlier today, State Police said in a press release, State Police said members of the Logan Airport Task Force approached the two men after they arrived at Terminal E around 7:15 p.m. last night. The two men were traveling together, but when questioned by police, authorities did not find the explanation of their travel plans credible, State Police said.
The State Police K-9 “Rocky” searched the men’s luggage and reacted to the alleged drugs found in the two suitcases, police said.
Police found 4 kilograms of white powder, believed to be cocaine, inside, the statement said. Authorities said the drugs had a street value of at least $32,000 per kilo, totaling $128,000.
The Logan Airport Task Force consists of state troopers and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.