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13 Arrested in Scheme to Smuggle Narcotics from Puerto Rico to New York via the U.S. Mail: Over 45 Pounds of Cocaine and Heroin Seized

Drugs concealed in boxes of children’s toys and exercise equipment

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, 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, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) New York Office, announced today the …

Second Major Narcotics Trafficker Extradited from Colombia for Smuggling Drugs to New York City aboard Famed Spanish Navy Ship

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Field Division, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced today the extradition of an alleged Colombian drug trafficker who conspired to smuggle multi-kilogram quantities of heroin and cocaine to New York City aboard the emblematic Royal Spanish Navy training vessel, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, between April and May of 2014.

JORGE ALBERTO SIADO-ALVAREZ (“SIADO”), who arrived in New York from Colombia …

New York City Prescription Forgery Ring Pumped Nearly $3 Million in Painkillers onto the Black Market: 7 Arrested

Two ringleaders face top narcotics charge of Operating as a Major Trafficker

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), and Department of Social Services Commissioner Steve Banks announced today the indictment and arrest of seven defendants, including two alleged leaders of a lucrative scheme to forge prescriptions for addictive opioid painkillers and illegally obtain pills from pharmacies for resale on the black market.

Following a long-term investigation by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Prescription Drug Investigation Unit, DEA …

Santino Boderick Sentenced to 117 ½ to 130 years in Prison for his role in “GS9” Gang Warfare

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of SANTINO BODERICK, 23, to 117 ½ to 130 years in prison for his role in gang warfare between the Brooklyn street crew “GS9” and multiple rivals, which resulted in shootings in New York City and Miami.

On November 18, 2016, BODERICK was convicted at trial of 23 counts, including charges of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and …

Former Physician Pleads Guilty to Selling Amphetamine Diet Pills to Patients Long After Losing Medical License

Death of patient under former doctor’s care leads to Reckless Endangerment conviction

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the conviction of STEVEN BERNHARD, a former practitioner of osteopathic medicine who sold amphetamine diet pills to patients long after his medical license was revoked for dangerous prescribing practices. Today, BERNHARD appeared before Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Michael R. Sonberg and entered a guilty plea to charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, the Unauthorized Practice of Medicine and Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree. Under the terms of the guilty plea, …

Open Air Drug Market Disrupted in Washington Heights: 13 Members and Associates of the “Six Block” Gang Arrested

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the indictment and arrests of 13 individuals as a result of a long-term investigation into criminal street gang involvement in an open air drug market operating in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.

Beginning last night and continuing this morning, members of the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Manhattan North Gang Squad arrested 13 members and associates of the “Six Block” gang, which is based in the vicinity of 160th to 167th Streets, between Broadway and Fort Washington Avenue. …

New York City Firefighter Charged in Narcotics Sales: Drugs Sold in Front of Firehouse and Near Schools

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, Kings County District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and New York State Police Superintendent George Beach announced today the arrest and indictment of a New York City firefighter on multiple counts of Conspiracy, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance on or near …

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