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Police Capture Three Suspects, Seize One Kilogram of Cocaine, and Recover Three Firearms After High-Speed Pursuit in Broward.

Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Team Nabs Three Suspects, Cocaine, and Weapons in Broward County High-Speed Pursuit

A high-speed chase unfolded in Broward County on Wednesday, orchestrated by a collaboration of law enforcement agencies targeting three individuals with a history of criminal activities. Records indicate that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, and the Plantation Police Department joined forces to apprehend the suspects.

According to an incident report released by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) on Thursday, a BSO helicopter surveilled a black 2019 Chevy Silverado, driven by Julian Montes, recklessly speeding southbound on the Turnpike with a South Carolina license plate. Despite attempts by a trooper to stop Montes, the suspect maintained control of the vehicle, resulting in the trooper sustaining a flat tire.

Aerial footage captured by deputies revealed Montes's front passenger, Tramain Jovonne Reed, discarding weapons and a yellow and black bag from the vehicle. FHP troopers successfully disabled the Chevy after a series of maneuvers, leading to the suspects' apprehension. A subsequent search uncovered approximately one kilogram of cocaine, a black Glock 29 with 10 rounds, a black and silver Glock 20, and a black Ruger LCP .380 with 4 rounds.

During questioning, Vicent Fernandes Barbosa, one of the suspects, admitted to intending to sell the kilogram of cocaine for $20,000. He also confessed to tossing the black Ruger LCP .380 out of the window during the chase.

The trio, consisting of Fernandes Barbosa, Reed, and Montes, faced charges of armed cocaine trafficking. They were booked into the main jail in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, and bond was denied on Thursday.

Fernandes Barbosa, hailing from Deerfield Beach, was on felony probation for possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, with two probation violations pending. Reed, a resident of Riviera Beach and an eight-time convicted felon, faced additional charges of possession of a weapon and ammunition by a convicted felon. Montes, residing in Wellington, was a four-time convicted felon with charges including resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, and aggravated fleeing with damage.

Law enforcement urged individuals with information about the case to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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