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BPD Officer Pleads Guilty

A third Boston police officer pleads guilty to charges of helping to protect truckloads of cocaine for undercover federal agents.

Roberto Pulido entered the plea in U.S. District Court, ending his trial after two days of testimony.

Prosecutors say that twice in 2006, Pulido, Nelson Carrasquillo and Carlos Pizarro allegedly helped undercover FBI agents posing as drug dealers by protecting trucks carrying cocaine.

The men were arrested in July 2006 after they went to Miami to collect a $35,000 payment for a shipment of 100 kilograms of cocaine they had protected a month earlier.

Pulido — who was suspended from the Boston Police Department after his arrest — submitted his resignation during the plea hearing today.

Police Commissioner Edward Davis called Pulido's crimes "despicable.''

This program aired on November 8, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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