It is not unusual to hear about the violence and crime throughout Baltimore City. As city officials struggle to keep us safe, some authorities have managed to do some damage control. Garnett Gilbert Smith known as 'Mr. Big' has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for trafficking over 10 million dollars worth of cocaine reported by the Baltimore Sun:
He also worked hard, federal authorities say, shipping a metric ton of cocaine from California to Baltimore between 2010 and 2011, clearing $10,000 profit on each kilogram. In all, prosecutors wrote in court documents, he raked in $10 million.
Smith was found guilty of trafficking drugs in hidden compartments within vehicles and then loading them onto car carriers. Smith confessed to catching a plane to California to set up the shipments with the car carriers and to flying back to Baltimore to unload them.
In the mean time, the 44 year old lived an extremely lavish lifestyle, said to have drove a 160,000 Lamborghini, 220,000 Maybach and had 19 other cars; All luxury cars. Mr. Big has reportedly spent outrageous amounts of money on upscale Beverly Hills hotels, owned several high priced properties in Maryland and Atlanta all for recreational purposes.
The government confiscated over 250,000 in accessories such as belts, sunglasses and shoes. Smith was also obsessed with designer labels such as Cartier, Gucci and Louis Voutton. He reportedly vacationed frequently and loved expensive things.
All of Garnetts' assets have been seized by the federal government; This is reported the biggest cocaine bust in recent history.