A dockworker at APM Terminals and a Maersk Equipment Service official were charged with conspiring to distribute more than two tons of cocaine through the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Dominic Guido, identified as an International Longshoremen’s Association member, and Robert Roselli, a onetime pier superintendent who now is a director of MESC, were accused of plotting to distribute cocaine smuggled in containers arriving at the Newark-Elizabeth port complex in New Jersey.
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Whacked on the Waterfront
The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan alleged that a drug-smuggling ring relied on Guido to cut locks on incoming containers to retrieve smuggled cocaine while Roselli monitored the shipments’ status.
Prosecutors said Guido and Roselli were arrested after retrieving a suitcase containing a sham shipment of cocaine from a ship that arrived from Puerto Rico last Thursday and delivering it to the informant. Federal agents said they later intercepted a phone call between Roselli and the informant in which Roselli agreed to smuggle as much as 2,000 kilograms of cocaine through the port.