Authorities: Miami police officer known as 'The Milk Man' for helping cocaine dealers

  • by: CURT ANDERSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:30 PM

MIAMI — In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing. He was also, according to the FBI, known as "The Milk Man" for helping New Jersey cocaine dealers move hundreds of thousands of dollars around.

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