Six Arrests Following Seizure of $3.4 Million in Cocaine

Nearly 75 pounds of cocaine was seized with six people arrested following a high-profile bust in Columbus.

Authorities made the arrests after gathering evidence indicating that the drugs were being transported from Mexico to Columbus on a semi-truck. 

Investigators intercepted the semi-truck in Columbus and served a search warrant on an East Fifth Street warehouse where an estimated $3.4 million worth of cocaine was found. Members of the task force also seized more than $500,000 in cash, two stolen firearms, and multiple vehicles, including the semi-truck.

The following suspects were arrested on drug charges: 

  • Davion Craig, 22, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Antwonne Hunter, 49, Columbus 
  • Toinairis Hunter, 27, Columbus
  • Josue Montelongo-Rangel, 34, Mission, Texas
  • Juan Vela Jr., 40, Donna, Texas
  • Luis Villareal, 28, McAllen, Texas

The suspects are currently in custody at the Franklin County Jail. 

The Columbus Division of Police and Gahanna Police Department led the investigation as part of the Central Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission/HIDTA Task Force with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


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