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Seven men were arrested in Lehigh County, and one was arrested in Puerto Rico, prosecutors said.

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Eight men were arrested Friday morning for alleged roles in a cocaine ring that ran from Puerto Rico to Allentown.

Two of the men lived at a Salisbury Township address, five others were arrested in Allentown, and one was arrested in Puerto Rico, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Sherri Stephan.

The seven Lehigh County men made their initial appearances Friday afternoon in federal court in Allentown, and will be held in temporary detention until a detention hearing on Tuesday.

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The affidavits of probable cause in the cases are sealed by court order, and Stephan said it was not likely they would be unsealed on Friday. Stephan would not release the men’s ages or their addresses.

Jose Sanchez-Delgado and Mario DeJesus-Ocasio were arrested at at 1607 E. Emmaus Ave. in Salisbury Township; Edmanuel Bahamundi-Vazquez was arrested in Puerto Rico.

The following men were arrested in Allentown: Javier Ramos-Ruiz; Cristian Siverio-Rivera; Evizael Barbosa-Delgado; Jose Luis-Fuentes and Jalil Collazo-Ortiz.

Stephan declined to comment if Sanchez-Delgado and Barbosa-Delgado are related.

Federal prosecutors allege Sanchez-Delgado conspired with DeJesus-Ocasio, Ramos-Ruiz, Siverio-Rivera, Barbosa-Delgado and Luis-Fuentes to ship cocaine and money from Puerto Rico to Allentown, and distribute cocaine in the Allentown area.

Prosecutors alleged amounts of 500 grams or more, and 5 kilograms or more of the drug were purchased at different times.

Sanchez-Delgado and Collazo-Orti are also accused of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

A group of eight people, mostly women, sat in the courtroom audience during the hearings before Judge Joseph Leeson Jr. Some cried as defendants were led into court in handcuffs.

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