Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Make Significant Drug Bust in East Boston, Seize Four Firearms, Cash and Over 15 Kilos of Cocaine

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Make Significant Drug Bust in East Boston, Seize Four Firearms, Cash and Over 15 Kilos of Cocaine: At about 9:00pm, on Thursday, December 15, 2016, officers from District A-7 responded to a call for a man with a gun inside 217 Bennington Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers were met by an individual at the front door of the location. Officers informed the individual that there had been a call for person with a gun inside the location. In light of the call, officers sought and received permission to check the premises for the individual believed to be in possession of a firearm. Once inside the location, officers promptly observed what appeared to be several bags of illegal narcotics and multiple items commonly associated with drug distribution. In light of the observations, officers froze the location and applied for a search warrant in order to further understand and ascertain the contents of the apartment. As a result of the search warrant, which was executed on Friday, December 16, 2016, officers were able to locate and take possession of the following:   

  • 1) Over 15 kilos of Cocaine
  • 2) One large plastic bag of Heroin (approx 47 Grams)
  • 3) 1,010 pills of 30 MG Oxycodone pills (approx 106 Grams)
  • 4) Over 2 kilos of Crystal Methamphetamine
  • 5) 2 digital scales
  • 6) 5 cell phones
  • 7) $182,819 dollars in US Currency
  • 8) 4 high capacity firearms
  • 9) 6 high Capacity Magazines
  • 10) 162 rounds of ammunition
  • 11) Packaging materials consistent with drug distribution including cellophane, plastic bags, plastic wrap tape 

Additionally, officers arrested Roberto Alvayaro, 35, of East Boston and charged him with the following offenses:

  • 1) Trafficking Cocaine over 200 Grams
  • 2) Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine over 200 Grams
  • 3) Trafficking Heroin over 28 Grams
  • 4) Trafficking Class B (Oxycodone) over 100 Grams
  • 5) Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm (Four Counts)
  • 6) Possession large capacity feeding device (Six Counts)
  • 7) Unlawful Possession of Ammunition 

Said Commissioner William Evans: “This is a significant drug bust that absolutely makes our community a safer place. In addition to the large quantities of illegal drugs, my officers also confiscated four firearms. There’s no doubt an effort like this certainly makes our city a safer place by disrupting the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in our community and I most certainly have to commend and give credit to my officers for the ongoing courage, commitment and hard work that they put forth every day in their never ending efforts to make our city one of the safest big cities in the country.”