The owners of the record label that signed rising rapper Paypa have been indicted as part of a massive cocaine ring that smuggled drugs from Southern California to Baltimore using private jets.
According to police, Charles Ransom Jr. and Ricky Brascom, 28, owners of Behind Da Scenes Entertainment, were part of a ring that included Darrin Ebron, owner of the Goodlife American Clothing brand.
When they were arrested earlier this month, police seized over 300 kilograms of cocaine and $1.1 million in cash.
Police accuse Ransom and Brascom of heading up the ring that imported hundreds of pounds of cocaine into the United States from Mexico, sold the drugs in Baltimore and sent the money back to Southern California.
Even when investigators seized over 50 kilograms of cocaine during an undercover operation in February, the drug ring continued to operate and smuggle cocaine across the country.
“It’s amazing what greed will do to you,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Villeza. “They knew something was going on, but the next day they were doing it again. They were not prepared to stop.”
If convicted, each defendant faces a sentence of life in prison.