California man charged with cocaine trafficking after arrest at RDU

From staff reportsSeptember 23, 2013 

— State Bureau of Investigation agents stopped a California man at Raleigh Durham International Airport on Sunday and charged him with trafficking in cocaine.

Fabio Hirachi Inoue, 38, of Anaheim, Calif., was arrested about 9 a.m. on John Brantley Boulevard, the road that leads south out of the airport from Terminal 2, according to an arrest report.

An arrest warrant charged that Inoue had more than 400 grams of cocaine, putting the charge in the most serious felony category for trafficking, but it did not say how much of the drug agents seized.

The warrant alleged two counts of trafficking, one for having cocaine and one for transporting it.

Inoue was being held in lieu of of $1 million bail for a court appearance Monday, and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials asked that the native of Brazil be held because of a previous criminal conviction.

The detention request does not say what that conviction involved.

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