Amongst an ordinary suburban community situated in Miami, Florida, there was this one street that always kept the wheels of gossips rolling – Southwest 220 Street.
Residents of the suburban neighborhood had disturbing and wary hunches regarding the activities that were happening in Southwest 220 Street. In that street however, there was this one house that was always in the middle of everyone’s attention – 12485 Southwest 200 Street. Similarly, the local police was also alert in monitoring the area for any traces of illegal activities. Once the police got the go signal to search the suspicious property, they immediately raided the suspected house.
At first glance, the police did not find anything that could be causes or marks of ongoing illegal activities. However, they were determined that there was more to it than meets the eye so they kept searching.
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A crib that was place in an unusual place caught the eyes of the police, when moved; it revealed a secret trap door that led to the basement.
The basement contained an abundance of illegal plant substances and a number of compounds that help in its cultivation. While the officers were getting to ready to finish up the raid and was planning to leave the area, they received an info about another dubious house in the same street. The house identified in the tip was owned by a family of four – Yamile Gongar (38 years old), her boyfriend Luis Gonzalez (41 years old), and their two daughters (8 and 7 years old).
Again, initially, the police did not find anything suspicious inside the house. However, when the officers noticed that the pool was placed upside down, they searched it and an underground lab was revealed. The only passage to the underground lab was hidden inside of a shed. The lab was discovered to be another illegal plant substances growth operation. Another thing that the police noticed was the poor electrical wiring of the whole lab, they claimed it was so near to becoming a huge deadly disaster.
Even though traces of illegal activities were obvious to the police, the neighbors of the houses swore they did not know anything about the illegal operations happening in the area. The police stated that overall; they seized $350,000 worth of illegal substance.
Since the two houses were situated close to each other and the designs of both basements were unusually similar, they think that this phenomenon was part of a much bigger illegal circle.
Also, this incident may be becoming a common scenario in Miami as another home was raided by the police in Miami Lakes. The house which was owned by Luis Hernandez and his sister, Salma Hernandez, contained illegal plant substances, barrels of cash, and weapons.
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