Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

‘Dominican Hulk’ and auxiliary cop busted in gun, drug sting

Daily News - An auxiliary cop and a body builder who calls himself the Dominican Hulk were busted with four others in a drug and gun sting, authorities said Wednesday.

The felonious sextet was undone by a crafty undercover officer, who convinced them to sell him $30,000 in cocaine, heroin and the steroids in 19 transactions.

Auxiliary cop Ramon Espinal, who is assigned to the 23rd Precinct in East Harlem, was tied up in the sale of an illegal gun, according to Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan.

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The Bronx’s Quiet, Brutal War With Opioids

New York Times - The bodies turn up in public restrooms, in parks and under bridges, skin tone ashen or shades of blue. The deceased can go undiscovered, sometimes for hours, or days if they were alone when they injected heroin and overdosed.

Terrell Jones, a longtime resident of the Bronx, was pointing to the locations where overdoses occurred as he drove through the East Tremont neighborhood, the car passing small convenience stores, rowhouses and schools.

“This is sometimes where people are being found, in their houses, dead,” said Mr. Jones, 61, looking toward a housing project along 180th Street. …

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