Man arrested after cocaine found hidden in artwork, officials say

Gabriel Ayala-Quinones arrested in Ocala

OCALA, Fla. - A 36-year-old man was arrested in Marion County after he received a piece of artwork that held 12 pounds of cocaine in its frame, according to deputies.

Gabriel Ayala-Quinones was recently arrested in Ocala after the artwork was intercepted by authorities.

Deputies decided to deliver the package to see who received it and made the arrest.

Inside the 3-by-3 foot metal art was 5 kilograms of cocaine, officials said.

Authorities said they also found $10,000 in cash during the drug bust.

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