Los Angeles man sentenced for role in transcontinental drug ring that was based in New Jersey


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TRENTON, New Jersey — A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for his role in a transcontinental narcotics network that conducted its operations in New Jersey.

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old Carlos Marroquin must serve 16 years of the sentence imposed Tuesday before he becomes eligible for parole. He was convicted in July on two counts of conspiracy and single counts of cocaine possession, possession with intent to distribute and money laundering.

Marroquin was part of a narcotics network that utilized an apartment in Hackensack and a Metuchen warehouse to conduct its operations.

It was dismantled in 2012, when state police executed search warrants for a truck and other vehicles at the warehouse. They seized 40 kilos of cocaine and over $1 million in cash.

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