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By Alyssa BrookNovember 14, 2019
Welp, this is interesting: The cop who provided security to protect drug lord El Chapo’s wife, has been busted for cocaine.
According to The New York Post, Officer Ishmael Bailey, 36, was recently busted for not only allegedly dealing cocaine but acting as security for other dealers in Queens. Bailey was nabbed Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and sale of a controlled substance for allegedly acting as security twice when a load of cocaine was transported from various locations around Queens.
In addition to that, Bailey, who was arrested by officers with the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and the Queens District Attorney’s office — was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, bribe receiving and official misconduct, The Post reports.
It was noted that Bailey did his stint as security for the drug lord’s wife in addition to his job in the NYPD, law enforcement sources said. Now, it is unclear who paid him for the trial security, but IAB investigators started to become suspicious when they noticed him providing the security.
Prosecutors explained that on Aug. 27, the 12-year veteran met with an undercover cop who was posing as a drug dealer and allegedly agreed to act as security as cocaine was moved around the borough. The following week, Sept 12., Bailey met with the same “dealer” in Astoria, where he allegedly held open a black and red duffel bag as three packages – one a kilo of cocaine and two fakes – were placed inside. Prosecutors also said Bailey was given $2,500 and the bag was transported to a parking lot in College Point, Queens, where another undercover officer took the bag.
On that same day, Bailey allegedly provided his security services for cash. He then met with the same undercover cop in Astoria and was given $10,000 to pick up two kilos of cocaine from a location in Maspeth, Queens, The Post reports citing prosecutors.
A judge has ordered him to be held on $50,000 bond and $25,000 cash bail. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years behind bars.
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