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Sophisticated Traffickers Smuggled Narcotics to New York City via U.S. Postal Service

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, JAMES J. HUNT, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON, New York State Police Superintendent JOSEPH A. D’AMICO, JAMES T. HAYES Jr., Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, and PHILIP R. BARTLETT, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced today the indictment and arrests of the leader and four members of a sophisticated criminal organization that trafficked in large quantities of cocaine …

PAL Teen Impact Center at J.H.S. 22 in the Morrisania section of the Bronx

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Bronx District Attorney ROBERT T. JOHNSON, JOHN B. OSBORN, President of New York City’s Police Athletic League
(PAL), New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON, and EDGAR LIN, principal of Junior High School 22, Jordan L. Mott, announced today the opening of a Police Athletic League (PAL) Teen Impact Center at J.H.S. 22 in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. The program provides area youth with recreational opportunities for a 13-week session.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. this evening at J.H.S. 22, 270 East 167th Street, …

Ten members of Bronx Gang “280” Indicted for Murder Conspiracy in Violent Turf War

Last in a series of prosecutions targeting four gangs: Shootings drop in the NYPD’s 44th Precinct and surrounding area

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON and Bronx District Attorney ROBERT JOHNSON announced today the arrest and indictment of 10 leaders and members of the “280” gang, based in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, who are charged with conspiring in numerous shootings during turf disputes with rival violent narcotic gangs. An eight-count indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit murder, assault, narcotics possession and weapons possession.

The new …

Physician charged in massive oxycodone distribution scheme and Bronx pain clinic: Funnelled $90 million in pills on to black market

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, PREET BHARARA, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, JAMES J. HUNT, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON, New York State Health Commissioner NIRAV R. SHAH, MD, MPH and JAMES C. COX, Medicaid Inspector General for New York State, announced the indictment and arrest of DR. ROBERT TERDIMAN, a licensed internist, who allegedly conducted illegal sales prescriptions for oxycodone at a pain management clinic, Astramed Physicians, PC, in the Morrisania section of …

DRUG ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE UNCOVERS HEROIN MILL IN THE BRONX, NY: $8 MILLION WORTH OF HEROIN SEIZED

U.S. Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration
New York Division
Acting SAC James J. Hunt
www.dea.gov

Heroin Glassines Branded 'NFL', 'Government Shutdown' and 'iPhone'

JANUARY 31 (MANHATTAN, N.Y.)  James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the discovery of multi-million dollar, high-volume heroin packaging location at 2910 Wallace Ave. Apt. #2E, Bronx, NY, and the seizure of 13 kilograms (33 pounds) …

Ringleader and 10 members of citywide drug trafficking ring charged: Conspiracy to sell hundreds of thousands of dollars in narcotics, 2 guns seized

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON announced today the arrests of CARLOS MEDINA, the alleged head of a narcotics trafficking organization, and 10 others who conspired to smuggle and distribute large quantities of cocaine and heroin in New York City and Connecticut. The group obtained narcotics from a supplier in Puerto Rico, among other sources. Two firearms were seized this morning in a series of court authorized searches.

A yearlong wiretap investigation dubbed "Operation Rebound," and spearheaded by the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Manhattan …

Colombian drug kingpin and cohort extradited in New York heroin trafficking scheme

Millions of dollars in heroin smuggled in freight containers

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Field Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY and JOSEPH A. D’AMICO, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced today the extradition of SERGIO ZUILANNY GORDILLO JOYA (aka “ANDRES”), who faces kingpin charges for smuggling millions dollars of heroin bound for New York via the Port of Miami.

Early this morning, ANDRES, who was arrested on April 9, was transported from Buenos Aires, …

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