New London woman gets prison for role in cocaine ring

A New London woman who participated in a cocaine trafficking ring was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to 18 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

Officials said 23-year-old Alba Lorengie Filomeno-Gomez accepted packages of cocaine from Puerto Rico and transported narcotics and money between Connecticut and a distributor in Scranton, Pa., as part of an organization allegedly headed by a New Britain man.

Officials said they seized more than 12 kilograms of cocaine during their investigation.

Filomeno-Gomez, arrested Oct. 25, 2017, pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiracy to possess 500 grams or more of cocaine.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Middletown and New Britain police departments investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney H. Gordon Hall is prosecuting it.

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