Federal Prosecutors say Erick Suarez of New Britain has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring. The 31 year old's sentencing comes on the heels of his conviction for using the U.S. Mail to move cocaine from Puerto Rico to Connecticut according to the Patch.

The Hartford, CT D.E.A. Task Force launched their investigation into Suarez back in 2017. What their probe revealed was that Suarez headed up the coordination of moving drugs from Puerto Rico to Hartford, New Britain, Bridgeport, Newington and to East Hartford using the Postal service. The reports also indicate the drugs were trafficked into Springfield, MA.

In the words of the late great Rick James, "Cocaine's a hell of a drug."

I wonder if they (narcos) did some price comparison before choosing the U.S. Postal service as their preferred shipping provider? Do you price shop and at least look into U.P.S. and Fedex or are the margins so big on cocaine that any shipping discount would be nominal? Who knows? Maybe they did their homework and found that U.S.P.S. was the best value. Maybe they did the "if it fits its ships" deal. Whose to say?