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Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation: $4 Million in Narcotics Seized in the Bronx and Yonkers, N.Y., Five Arrests

    

Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation: $4 Million in Narcotics Seized in the Bronx and Yonkers, N.Y., Five Arrests

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the seizure of approximately 18 kilograms of heroin (nearly 40 pounds), worth up to $4 million, from a packaging mill in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the …

$2 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in Queens, Much of It Disguised as Fruit-Flavored Candy: Prosecutors

NBC New York - Federal and local authorities arrested a drug dealer in Queens and seized 12 pounds of cocaine, much of it disguised as fruit-flavored candy, prosecutors said.

The cocaine, which was uncovered in a backpack and a basement apartment in Jackson Heights, has a street value of $2 million, the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor of New York City said in a press release Thursday.

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How Prince Concealed His Addiction: Aspirin Bottles of Opiates

The New York Times -- At the time of Prince’s death, his Paisley Park home and recording compound in Minnesota were strewn with “a sizable amount” of narcotic painkillers for which he did not have prescriptions, including some hidden in over-the-counter vitamin and aspirin bottles and others issued in the name of a close aide, according to newly released court documents related to the investigation into the accidental opioid overdose that killed Prince last year.

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Brooklyn Medical Clinics Pumped Over 6.3 Million Narcotic Painkillers onto Black Market and Billed Millions of Dollars in Fraudulent Medicaid and Medicare Reimbursements

Seven Medical Practitioners and a Former NY State Assemblyman among 13 Charged

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, Scott Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG HHS), New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) Commissioner Mark G. Peters, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) Commissioner Steven Banks and New York State Health Department Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker announced today …

Cops Uncover $300K Sweepstakes Scam Targeting Elderly During Drug-Smuggling Probe; 3 Charged

NBC New York - March 8, 2017

Police say three people have been arrested after an initial investigation into a cocaine trafficking scheme uncovered a defrauding scam targeting the elderly for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Ricardo Castang was indicted on charges including multiple counts of conspiracy and money laundering, the New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced Wednesday...

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