Now, you may be wondering how these two up-and-comers managed to pull together enough money to buy into that much cocaine. The answer, of course, is that they didn't. What they did have was a bunch of stolen emeralds from the jeweler Spariosu worked for. Apparently, they paid very close attention to the "Diversify Your Investments" course at Crime School, but fell asleep during the "Don't Buy Coke Like A 17th-Century Pirate" class.
Feeling giddy that they'd gotten this far in their new scheme, they went out to repair the sailboat they were planning on using to head to Europe to sling some powder. However, the "supplier" they'd met with at B-Dubs was in fact an undercover DEA agent, because of course he was. After receiving the emeralds, the agent had Soberon and Spariosu tailed and arrested.
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They needed a lot more than two months' salary to make bail on this one.
Spariosu agreed to cooperate with authorities and wear a wire while he talked to the original owner of the emeralds, who was also in on the scheme. He led authorities to making another arrest, this time in a Carrabba's parking lot, because it seems every major deal in the drug world must be conducted within 15 feet of a chain restaurant.