City police seize drugs, cash in South End operation

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BOSTON — In a significant blow to local drug trafficking, Ashley Cabral, 29, was arrested Tuesday during a surveillance operation by the Vice, Gang, and Intelligence Unit in the Southcoast Marketplace.

Detectives on scene witnessed a drug transaction, which led to the apprehension of Cabral, who now faces multiple drug-related charges, including possession with intent to distribute a class A drug, trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of a class C drug.

The arrest facilitated the confiscation of a substantial quantity of illegal substances and cash.

Authorities reported seizing 144 blue glassine bags containing fentanyl, 11.46 grams of crack cocaine, 12.11 grams of pure cocaine, 293.94 grams of methamphetamine, 52 assorted prescription pills, and $490 in US currency.

The operation, conducted on Nov. 7, underscores the ongoing efforts by city law enforcement to combat the distribution of narcotics in the area.

The case against Cabral is moving forward as investigators continue to analyze the evidence gathered during the operation.

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