2013

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, …

Police snuff out notorious Harlem pot spot: Two indicted for selling bulk quantities of marijuana and firearms

Over $35,000 in marijuana, four guns and $21,000 cash seized, along with two pitbulls and large

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and RAYMOND W. KELLY, New York City Police Commissioner, announced today the arrest and indictment of two drug traffickers in connection with two sales of firearms to an undercover officer in Harlem and 10 sales of bulk quantities of marijuana. The high-volume marijuana trafficking operation was based inside an apartment building at 1 East 124th St., directly across the street from a playground at Marcus Garvey Park.

The arrests, which took place yesterday afternoon, were …

Drug trafficker indicted: $3 million in cocaine and cash, two firearms, seized at apartment near Horace Mann School

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division, announced today the indictment of a narcotics trafficker on drug and weapons charges stemming from the seizure of 31 kilograms of cocaine, $1.6 million in cash and two loaded semi-automatic pistols from an apartment in the Fieldston section of the Bronx.

JUAN ROJAS, 30, is scheduled to be arraigned today in Manhattan Supreme Court before Judge Bruce Allen. He faces charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, Criminal …

Drug kingpin convicted of trafficking more than $1 million in cocaine fromPuerto Rico to New York: Narcotics seized at Midtown Hotel

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced the conviction by jury of ROBERT ADRIAN as a major narcotic trafficker under New York State's drug kingpin statute, which carries a possible life sentence.

ADRIAN, 31, was convicted on all counts following a four-week jury trial before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bruce Allen. The jury found him guilty of Operating as a Major Trafficker, Conspiracy in the Second Degree and one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First and Third Degrees.

The jury also convicted a member of ADRIAN's narcotics organization, MIGUEL ADRIAN-REYES, 30, …

Physician’s office manager supplied drug trafficker with illegal Rxs for $165,000 in painkillers

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY and New York State Commissioner of Health NIRAV R. SHAH, M.D., M.P.H., announced today the indictment and arrest of an office manager for a Cobble Hill, Brooklyn neurologist and a prescription drug trafficker, who conspired to illegally steal and forge prescriptions for approximately $165,000 in hydromorphone, a potent opioid painkiller sold under the brand name of Dilaudid, over the course of two years.

SYREETA JONES, who worked as an office manager at the Cobble Hill medical practice for nearly 20 years, was arrested …

Manhattan doctor pleads guilty to illegally selling painkiller prescriptions to drug trafficking organization

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today that Dr. ROBERT S. GIBBS, SR., a licensed internal medicine physician, pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers to a drug trafficking ring, and other crimes.

GIBBS, aged 75, pleaded guilty to three charges contained in a 58-count indictment: Count 2, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree; Count 4, Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance; and Count 46, Criminal Facilitation in the Second Degree. Under the terms of his guilty plea this morning before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael R. Sonberg, GIBSS is expected …

Correction Officer sentenced to 8 years in prison for receiving bribe of $100,000 in cocaine

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of ROBERT WHITFIELD, formerly a Correction Officer with the New York City Department of Correction, to eight years in state prison for receiving a bribe of $100,000 in cocaine after he promised to secure an inmate's early release.

On May 30, WHITFIELD, 51, was convicted on all counts following a six-day jury trial before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie G. Wittner. Charges include Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, Bribe Receiving in the …

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