Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

Nine convicted in long-running scheme to smuggle cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York via the U.S. Mail

Bronx daycare used as cover for drug operation

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the convictions of nine members of a sophisticated trafficking ring that smuggled large quantities of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York City in U.S. Postal Service packages, and used a Bronx daycare center as a cover for drug crimes. The head of the drug ring, JUAN VALDEZ, and his top lieutenants pled guilty to felony drug charges and were sentenced to prison.

Today, GREGORIO HANLEY, who served as a top manager and distributor for VALDEZ in New York City, received …