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$2 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in NYC’s Diamond District

Drugs Sent from Fictitious Jewelry Business in California

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, George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced the seizure of 55 kilograms of cocaine (121 lbs.) from a fictitious jewelry business operating in the Diamond District of New York City.

Members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (NYDETF) Group T-42 initiated a joint investigation with the DEA Los Angeles Field …

Officials: Smugglers use tricycle, fox urine to move drugs across the country

CNN - March 22, 2017

Authorities are detailing the great lengths suspected drug smugglers went to in order to conceal their operation after $4.1 million in cash and more than six pounds of heroin were seized by federal agents at a New York storage facility over the weekend.

Three men were arrested for their part in what officials are calling an interstate drug operation, where they allegedly moved money and drugs throughout the country by concealing the contraband in secret compartments hidden inside pieces of furniture.

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Over $4.1 Million and Three Kilograms of Heroin Seized: Three Arrested

 

Drugs and money concealed in furniture for transportation between Texas, New York and Massachusetts

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, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, 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 today the arrest of three members of a narcotics trafficking group and the seizure …

Eleven Charged in Conspiracies to Commit Narcotics Trafficking and Weapons Possession: Four Guns Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the indictment and arrests of 11 individuals as a result of a long-term investigation into drug trafficking in the vicinity of the Roosevelt Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residential complex in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and elsewhere in Brooklyn.

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor contains charges of Conspiracy in the Second, Fourth and Fifth Degrees, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First, Second and Third Degrees, …

De Blasio Launches Initiative To Stem Opioid Overdose Deaths

Kings County Politics - March 13, 2017

With record numbers of City residents dying from drug overdoses involving opioids last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today launched a new initiative aimed at reducing opioid overdose deaths by 35 percent over the next 5 years. Dubbed HealingNYC, the comprehensive effort comes after more than 1,000 people in New York City died last year in drug overdose involving opioids – more than those who died in car accidents and homicides combined...

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