Cache Of Guns, Drugs, Cash Found In SW Dade Home Raided By Feds, Husband Killed By Cops, Wife Charged – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A federal raid on a home in Southwest Miami-Dade, where a man was killed Thursday in a police officer-involved shooting, uncovered a cache of firearms, a rifle, ammunition, drugs, and more than $50,000 in cash.
The chain of events started during early-morning hours when Homeland Security and the US Marshals Office were executing a search warrant with Miami-Dade Police there to support the operation.
Federal agents were seen pounding on the door of the home, with long guns drawn, as they made entry.

Federal agents with guns drawn during an early morning raid in Southwest Miami-Dade. (CBS4)

Federal agents with guns drawn during an early morning raid in Southwest Miami-Dade. (CBS4)
Hector Miguel Portuondo, 53, and his wife, Nancy Ricardo, 51, who live in the home were taken into custody. Shortly after, Portuondo complained of being ill.

“Sometime during the investigation, the subject, began to feel ill,” said Zabaleta. “That’s when officers summoned for rescue to respond so he can get medically evaluated. And while he was getting medically evaluated, the subject, somehow, was able to arm himself,” said Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta.
Zabaleta also confirmed Portuondo was a “wanted individual.”
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According to a senior law enforcement source familiar with the investigation, Portuondo was uncuffed and placed on a couch in the living room to be examined by the paramedics. Unknown to the officers, there was a gun apparently hidden between the couch cushions. Portuondo allegedly grabbed the gun and a Miami-Dade police officer shot him.
Portuondo’s daughter, Jessica, said she didn’t believe that.
“My father meant everything to us. He was a great man. He was a great man. He had a heart of gold. I don’t believe what they have told me. I just want questions answered,” she said.

Nancy Ricardo (Source; Miami-Dade Corrections)

Nancy Ricardo (Source; Miami-Dade Corrections)
According to police, when Ricardo saw the federal agents she grabbed Portuondo’s cellphone and began deleting information.
She’s been charged with tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, armed trafficking in amphetamines, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell while armed, and possession of cannabis.
During a hearing Friday, she was denied bond. The judge said a public defender would be appointed to her.
CBS News Miami has learned the couple has rented the home for about two years. One neighbor said the couple was nice enough and always waved to say hello.
“It’s hard to fathom. I never saw him in a violent act so I could never, you know, once again as a neighbor I couldn’t speak ill of them, the way they treated my family, you know they treated us very well,” he said.
There hasn’t been any trouble in the time they’ve lived there, neighbors said.

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