An indictment will be unsealed Tuesday charging alleged ringleaders Robert Love, 58, of Riverhead, and Miguel Matos, of the Bronx, 45.
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Matos’ son-in-law, 22-year-old Radames “Ray” Melendez, has also been indicted. He is accused of running the cocaine to Riverhead and picking up cash on delivery.
Detectives seized 13 cars, three of which contained hidden traps that were used to store cocaine and cash, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
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Spota described them as being like James Bond vehicles.
The electronic traps were opened by pressing air conditioning, hazard light or windshield wiper buttons in sequence, Spota said.
“You would have to do a few things in succession. Turn the radio on. Turn the rear defroster on then you would use a lever, like say the rear window lever. So, that would open and close the actual trap,” an investigator said.
The arrests come following an investigation that began last November.
Since they were arrested under the drug kingpin law, they face life in prison if convicted.