Alleged Illegal Immigrant Detained, Suspected of Dealing Cocaine

Department of Homeland Security ICE and Barnstable Police arrested two Hyannis residents suspected of being illegal immigrants.

Barnstable Police and Homeland Security ICE agents arrested an alleged illegal immigrant accused of distributing cocaine and receiving stolen property on Tuesday, according to Barnstable Police.

Barnstable Police also arrested a second resident who was allegedly deported back to Brazil and is suspected of reentering the US illegally a second time, police said.

Police obtained a warrant after an investigation by BPD Detective Daniel Turner. Turner learned Thiago M. Depaula was living at 43 Spring St., Hyannis as a suspected illegal immigrant with possible charges pending in Brazil. Depaula was also suspected of involvement in distribution of narcotics from his Spring Street home. In addition to these charges, police also learned a stolen iPad may be in the residence, police said. 

 At approximately 6:45 pm on Tuesday, BPD Detectives led by Detective Lieutenant Sean Balcom and ICE agents executed the search warrant and located Depaula and Claudinei Paula De Souza, 36, who was suspected of reentering the US, police said. 

Police found two grams of cocaine, a digital scale, narcotics packaging material and approximately $2,574.00 cash in Depaula's bedroom. Police also recovered the stolen iPad, police said.

Police charged Depaula with possession class B (cocaine) with intent to distribute and receiving stolen property over $250. Depaula was held overnight at Barnstable Police Department on those charges and will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court today. ICE Officials are continuing their investigation relative to his immigration status and the criminal charges in Brazil.

De Souza was taken into custody on an ICE warrant he was booked at the BPD and turned over to ICE Officials.

bluefish February 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Great job BPD !!!
Average Joe February 23, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Good Job BPD!!!! This is what happens when a county like Barnstable is allowed to become a safe haven, sanctuary county...the police have enough to do, its time to make illegals ILLEGAL, out of the court system, public education, healthcare, the dole, etc etc etc.
Buster February 23, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Here's a scary thought. Picture Barnstable 10 years from now.
toni March 01, 2012 at 04:48 AM
ILLEGAL alien in the United States, You get to commit a crime IE: Major drug dealer and if you get caught, They fly you home! You come back and do it again, no punishment, just do ciminal activities over and over. Hey try it in Singapore! THEY HAVE REAL LAWS! do not be caught off guard, get your gun permit, protect yourself and your family in your own home, and train, train, train. take all the courses you can, take your time when purchasing a weapon. Ask questions at the gun stores. Do not rush to buy one, tap into the people who know about guns. and be SAFE with the weapon. It may save your life. toni
Needtaspeeka commenta March 20, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I agree with toni, get these aholes out for long term, they are laughing at our "justice system", not fair to our local PD's who work their butts off 24/7 getting these losers arrested, then the court system fails all of us...insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results....


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