About 10 kilos of cocaine valued at $500k+ seized in Iberville Parish; Fla. pair arrested

2 arrested in massive cocaine bust in Iberville Parish

IBERVILLE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Two people from Florida have been arrested in Iberville Parish after deputies seized about 10 kilos of cocaine.

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi says Jose Garcia Zuniga and Maria Juarez are both facing the charge of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine in an amount greater than 400 g. They were arrested Thursday, Nov. 19.

Jose Garcia Zuniga
Jose Garcia Zuniga (Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office)
Maria Juarez
Maria Juarez (Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office)

Agents with the sheriff’s office reportedly seized about 10 kilos, or 20 lbs, of cocaine, which has an estimated street value of more than half a million dollars.

Sheriff Stassi says this is one the largest drug busts in the parish in recent years.

About $500,000 worth of cocaine was seized during the arrest, deputies say.
About $500,000 worth of cocaine was seized during the arrest, deputies say. (Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office)

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