A former Boston police officer convicted in one of the city’s biggest drug scandals said in an interview with the Boston Globe that he was loaded himself when he told FBI agents of his exploits in the drug trade. Robert “Kiko” Pulido reportedly told the paper he was high on steroids when he told undercover agents he could transport cocaine into Boston and made other claims about his involvement in drug trafficking.
Pulido pleaded guilty in US District Court to conspiring to ship more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and 1 kilogram of heroin. According to the Globe, which interviewed Pulido by phone in a New Hampshire jail, the ex-cop acknowledged his role in the scandal, but tried to salvage his reputation by saying his steroid addiction made him exaggerate many of the statements that were recorded on FBI surveillance tapes. Much of what he said was made up, Pulido told the paper.
“Anyone that knows me knows that I was acting,” he said. “It was puffery.”