A Miami Florida cop is now facing New Jersey drug charges. The news reports read like an episode of TV show Miami Vice.
Miami police lieutenant Ralph “The Milk Man” Mata is a 22 year veretan of the force, and worked in narcotics. His alleged involvement n organized crime was uncovered by the FBI while investigating a drug gang responsible for bringing cocaine into New Jersey from the Dominican Republic. Mata is being described as “muscle” working for the gang, and may have planned hits on rival gangs, including using police uniforms to pull them over before killing them.
NorthJersey.com reported that Mata used his police powers to investigate a Bergen County, NJ DEA raid that confiscated over $400,000 from the gang, exposing a Paterson NJ DEA agent as the agent responsible for the seizure.
NBC News out of Miami and NorthJersey.com reported the story, among others.