Two Illegal Immigrants Arrested for Trafficking Cocaine

NEW HANOVER – On Thursday, February 4, 2010 Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice & Narcotic Unit arrested two illegal immigrants and charged them with numerous narcotic violations.  The six-week investigation concluded during a traffic stop at Rogersville Road and Eastwood Road.  Detectives seized 10 ounces of cocaine, which has a street value of over $28,000.

Cirino Flores Mendoza, 36 of Riegelwood, is charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and no operator’s license.

Domingo Teran Flores, 34 of Riegelwood, is charged two counts of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Upon the completion of an immigration alien inquiry, both men were found to be in the United States illegally.  They are being held in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $500,000 secured bond each in addition to an Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detainer.

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