Officials: Cocaine found in fake yucca vegetables near P.S. 196

Francisco Ramirez has been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Francisco Ramirez has been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. (7/7/16)

SOUNDVIEW - A major drug bust went down Wednesday in the Soundview section near P.S. 196.

Authorities say they discovered the drugs in a basement apartment at East 172nd Street and Stratford Avenue.

According to authorities, 52 kilograms of cocaine were found hidden in fake yucca vegetables. 

Authorities also found $100,000.

Francisco Ramirez has been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with the drugs.

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