New York police officer Ishmael Bailey, 36, was arrested on Wednesday for drug trafficking after serving as paid security for the wife of the infamous drug king Joaqin & El 39/39; El Chapo & # 39; Guzman
The NYPD officer who worked as a bodyguard for the infamous drug lord Joaquin & # 39; El Chapo & # 39; Guzman & # 39; s wife has been hit with cocaine trading costs and now his friends are raising money for his bail.
Ishmael Bailey, 36, is a 12-year-old veteran of the New York police, and despite his proximity to the drug trafficking trial of El Chapo, he is said to have been involved in illegal drug trafficking.
Bailey & # 39; s friends have one GoFundMe Page to raise $ 25,000 for the bailed dealer's bail.
They say that Bailey is a family man and a good friend who & # 39; wrongly accused & # 39; has been infected by & # 39; our infected system & # 39 ;.
From Thursday evening, $ 900 was raised from the $ 7,000 goal.
& # 39; He is a father, a family man, a good brother and friend, but what he is not is a criminal. He would support him and give his last for those he loves and now, in his time of need, we ask you to do the same & # 39 ;, says the GoFundMe page.
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Bailey & # 39; s friends set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his $ 25,000 bail
Bailey & # 39; s friends say he is a good friend and family man who & # 39; wrongly accused & # 39; has been infected by & # 39; our infected system & # 39 ;. He was a 12-year-old veteran of the police
& # 39; On behalf of the Ishmael family we started with this money to help me with his bail and any legal costs for the future. We thank you all for your continued support and for assisting in his time of need, & it adds.
On Wednesday, he was arrested in an undercover stitch after he agreed to provide & # 39; security for cocaine transportation & # 39; for two major drug deliveries in Queens, New York, in exchange for a promised sum of $ 7,500, according to court documents according to New York Post.
& # 39; The suspect would be paid $ 1500 in cash for every kilogram he carried & # 39; said the indictment.
Bailey plunged tears in court on Wednesday afternoon as he was charged with conspiracy, selling a regulated substance, possession of a regulated substance, bribery received and official misconduct.
He was arrested early Wednesday and is due to appear on the court on October 3.
Bailey was a bodyguard for El Chapo & # 39; s wife Emma Coronel Aispuro and was often dressed by her side in all black and sporty sunglasses outside of the federal court of Brooklyn.
Guzman, 62, was sentenced to prison life for a list of allegations, including running a continuing criminal business, conspiracy with traffic drugs, and conspiracy to commit murder.
Bailey (right) as one of the men who saw wearing a completely black suit and sunglasses while driving away photographers and reporters while giving security detail to El Chapo & # 39; s bride in July
Prosecutors have not indicated who paid Bailey (right) to serve as Aispuro's personal bodyguard
Home Affairs started investigating Bailey (right) after being seen as an officer of Aispuro in July, according to prosecutors
During Bailey's indictment, prosecutors did not specify who paid the officer to serve as Aispuro's personal bodyguard, but noted that it was a reason for an internal investigation that did not take long to bear fruit.
Prosecutors said that an undercover agent posing as a drug dealer set up a meeting with Bailey on 27 August after Bailey agreed to secure the fake dealer while moving cocaine from place to place in the town, New York Post.
Bailey met the same fake dealer again in Astoria on September 4, where the allegedly corrupt officer held open a black and red duffel bag with three supposed kilos of cocaine – one real, the other two fake.
The undercover paid Bailey $ 2500 for his escort services.
Joaquin & # 39; El Chapo & # 39; Guzman, 62, was sentenced to life imprisonment in July for a list of allegations, including running a continuing criminal enterprise, drug conspiracy, and murder conspiracy
Bailey faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if he is convicted of charges
The 36-year-old went along and the fake pusher brought the product to a parking lot in College Point, Queens.
Prosecutors said that Bailey provided the same service again on September 12 when the same undercover officer gave him $ 10,000 to collect two kilos of cocaine from a location in the Queens, New York neighborhood known as Maspeth.
The NYPD suspended Bailey without payment after his arrest.
He was previously assigned to the maintenance of buildings.
The judge set Bailey's bail at $ 50,000 and his bail at $ 25,000.
Bailey faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if he is convicted of charges.
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