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Heroin packaging operation dismantled in Inwood: Over $5 million in heroin seized, 10 arrests

100s of stamps with brand names, including “$INCOME TAX”

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 William J. Bratton, and Chief Security Officer Thomas Belfiore and Superintendent of Police Michael Fedorko, both of Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, announced the arrests of 10 members of a major drug trafficking operation in the Inwood section of Manhattan. Approximately 10 kilograms of heroin (22 lbs.), including five kilograms of powdered heroin and 150,000 individual dose …

Two Members of Violent Street Gang GS9 Convicted of Murder and Attempted Murder, Conspiracy, and Other Crimes

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today that a jury has convicted RASHID DERISSANT and ALEX CRANDON for the February 2013 murder of a 19-year-old rival gang member in Brooklyn, and numerous acts of violence in New York City and Miami Beach.  The conspiracy began with crack dealing in Brooklyn, spanned nearly two years, and was connected to the Crip gang known as “GS9.”

After an eight week long trial and four days of deliberation, a Manhattan Supreme Court jury found DERRISANT, 24 and CRANDON, 22, guilty on charges of Conspiracy in the Second and Fourth …

Father and son charged with running prescription drug trafficking and forgery ring

$1.5 million in painkillers funnelled onto black market

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 New York Division (DEA), Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA), and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker announced today the indictment and arrests of accused drug kingpin NELSON QUEZADA SR. and his son RIQUELVIN QUEZADA for running a prescription drug trafficking ring that forged and filled prescriptions for approximately $1.5 million in oxycodone, a highly addictive opioid painkiller.…

Truck with 100 lbs of heroin seized: Drugs worth at least $14 million

Heroin concealed in axle casings and drive shaft

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 New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the arrest of two men charged with transporting approximately 100 pounds of heroin hidden within vehicle parts within New York City.

Yesterday evening, a team from the DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force – comprised of DEA special agents, New York City Police Department detectives …

Two Colombian drug traffickers charged with smuggling narcotics to New York 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 William Bratton, and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced today the arrest of two alleged Colombian drug traffickers 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 LUIS HOAYECK and JORGE ALBERTO SIADO-ALVAREZ were arrested in Colombia last night …

Auditor employed by NYC Department of Correction arrested for cocaine sales to undercover officer

New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced today the arrest of RONALD GERMAIN, an auditor employed by the City of New York Department of Correction (DOC) in connection with four sales of cocaine. GERMAIN’s girlfriend MAITE MATHELIER was also charged.

GERMAIN, 58, and MATHELIER, 32, were taken into custody yesterday afternoon following an investigation by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Brooklyn North. They were arraigned today in Manhattan Criminal Court.

A DOC employee for over 25 years, GERMAIN faces charges of Criminal Sale of …

Drug Enforcement Task Force uncovers heroin stash in the Bronx, NY: $30 million worth of heroin seized

Massive seizure took millions of glassings off streets throughout the East Coast

James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, 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 seizure of 46 kilograms of heroin (141 lbs.).

On September 26, 2015 a team from the DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force – comprised of DEA special agents, New York City Police Department (NYPD) detectives and New York State Police …

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