Norwalk Police: 3 Arrested, 4 Kilos Of Cocaine, $250K Cash Seized In Bust

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Three suspects were arrested following a drug bust that yielded 4 kilos of cocaine and $250,000 in cash.
Three suspects were arrested following a drug bust that yielded 4 kilos of cocaine and $250,000 in cash. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk police, working with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, seized 4 kilos of cocaine and $250,000 in cash and arrested three suspects during a drug bust Thursday in Norwalk, police said. 

A Norwalk police investigator conducted surveillance over a length of time into high-level drug activity in Norwalk involving the three suspects, police said.

On Thursday, after an afternoon of surveillance of the suspects and counter-surveillance by the suspects, Norwalk police officers stopped a Chrysler 300 sedan driven by Roberto Alfaro, 32, on East Avenue near Eversley Avenue, police said.

Alfaro, of 175 Hope St., Stamford, gave officers permission to search the vehicle with a police canine, police said. The police service dog indicated the front passenger seat, where officers found a 1 kilogram brick of suspected cocaine wrapped in brown tape, sealed in plastic and bearing the trade name “Princessa,” police said.

Two additional suspects, Salvador Cardenas, 44, driving a Ford Explorer and Salvador Chavez, 44 , of Bridgeport, driving a Ford F-150, were arrested during two additional police stops at two separate locations, a police report said.

Investigators applied for a search and seizure warrant for Cardenas's home, a small cottage to the rear of 24 Walter Ave., police said. Officers began the search at 9:35 p.m., police said, and found an additional 3 kilos of cocaine concealed inside the bathroom wall and hidden by a mirror. These kilogram packages were also sealed in plastic and labeled “Princessa,” the police report said.

Officers found $250,000 in cash within plastic vacuum seal bags in a bedroom dresser drawer, police said. A food-saver vacuum seal unit along with spare bags was also recovered.

Each man faces the following charges: two counts of possession of narcotics; two counts of sale or possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school; two counts of illegal manufacture, distribution or sale of narcotics; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school and two counts of illegal possession of narcotics near a school.

Each was held on $500,000 bond. All three were transported to Norwalk Superior Court on Friday morning for arraignment.

The investigation combined the efforts of the Norwalk Police Department Special Services and Patrol Divisions with those of the Bridgeport and New Haven offices of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Great job NPD and DEA!! Don't let the haters on this sight take away your thunder. You guys and gals did awesome as always!!! Thank you!!

Marley mae1
They caught One and had 100's if not 1000's get away...In the private sector if you only accomplish one of your tasks at a job you get fired.

Thank you Marley mae1. Unfortunitly the anti police police bashing is so permited regardless how hate filled or who posts it even if done by frustated felons.

Shame the NPD can not catch any of the ones doing all the shootings in Norwalk.

Why would they want to actually catch any real criminals..I agree Ken

Good , get these cocaine pushers and their cocaine garbage off our streets.

Once cannabis is legal here only a moron would want to sniff cocaine ever again.

Hey Silly we all know pot is a gateway drug to coke..Its a fact

Great Bust. Thank You Norwalk PD.

Can the failures of the NPD now do something about the 100's of unsolved shootings and killings of the past 4 years.

Walter Ave. comes up in the news often.