Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NYPD cop caught with $25k, heroin

An NYPD housing officer who helped her boyfriend run a heroin trafficking ring was caught with $25,000 in drug money stuffed in a purse with her service weapon. Yessenia Jimenez, 31, and her boyfriend, Luis Soto, 33, were busted on drug-trafficking and weapon possession charges as part of a larger investigation into heroin trafficking from Mexico into New York. A search of their apartment uncovered about 250 grams of heroin.
The couple popped up on DEA radar in January, after finding Soto's phone number on the cell phone of a narcotics trafficker from Queens.

Jimenez joined the NYPD in 2015. She's been suspended without pay. Her Facebook page shows her wearing NYPD t-shirts and hats, and sharing pro-police messages.