Feds bust major cocaine ring in Lansing

Posted at 8:33 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 08:33:49-04

Federal investigators say they've busted an international cocaine ring operating right here in mid-Michigan.

The group worked out of a house in Lansing and distributed to seven other states. 

It's carriers would take drug money to an organization in Mexico, sometimes hiding cash in coolers. 

"If they get pulled over by police they don't see anything, then when they get up here they remove the drugs from the coolers and put the money that they collect from the sales of drugs back into the cooler and take it back down. Ultimately going to Mexico," said Bruno Genrich of ICE Homeland Security Investigations.

Immigration and customs enforcement says four rings members have been arrested in the operation. They've already been sentenced to up to 10 years. But a suspected ring member is still on the run.