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July 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Former labor leader Raymond Lane was among 11 people held Monday in connection with an alleged plot to smuggle more than a ton of Colombian cocaine into the United States, using a pilot who turned out to be an undercover federal agent, authorities said. Lane, 59, described by U.S. Atty. Joseph Russoniello as "one of the main financial backers of the enterprise," was arraigned before a U.S. magistrate on charges of conspiracy to import cocaine.
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July 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Former labor leader Raymond Lane was among 11 people held Monday in connection with an alleged plot to smuggle more than a ton of Colombian cocaine into the United States, using a pilot who turned out to be an undercover federal agent, authorities said. Lane, 59, described by U.S. Atty. Joseph Russoniello as "one of the main financial backers of the enterprise," was arraigned before a U.S. magistrate on charges of conspiracy to import cocaine.
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September 30, 1988
An apparent major figure in a ring that planned to smuggle 5 tons of cocaine through San Francisco International Airport was sentenced in San Francisco federal court to 30 years in prison without possibility of parole. Simon C. Sotelo, 45, of San Jose, believed to be second in command of the ring, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute 13 kilograms of cocaine, distribution of cocaine and money laundering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992
Two Anaheim brothers were among six people arrested during the past week in what federal drug enforcement authorities called the break-up of a major Orange County-based heroin ring. U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Ralph B. Lochridge said the ring has been distributing about three kilos of high-grade "black tar" heroin a week using an Anaheim location as a major shipping and wholesaling point. The arrests were the culmination of about a one-year investigation, Lochridge said.
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July 28, 1987 | United Press International
Federal drug agents staged dawn raids and arrested 11 suspects, including a former union leader, in an alleged plot to smuggle up to $50 million worth of cocaine into the United States from Colombia. Among the suspects was Ray Lane, 69, former secretary-treasurer of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union Local 28 in Oakland and an ex-convict, who was arrested Sunday at his Alameda home.
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