2013

Colombian Drug Kingpin Charged with Smuggling 35 pounds of Heroin Destined for New York 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 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 indictment of three alleged Colombian drug traffickers who conspired to ship massive quantities of heroin to New York City via the Port of Miami. Two of the defendants were arrested in Colombia yesterday pursuant to an extradition request. They will be brought to New York pending further extradition proceedings. The case centers …

Drug kingpin and eight others indicted for smuggling millions of dollars in heroin from Colombia to New York City

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 indictment of nine drug traffickers for distributing Colombian heroin in New York City. The head of the New York organization, CRUZ AGUAVIVA-DONE, is charged with three counts of Operating as a Major Trafficker under New York State’s kingpin statute. During the course of the nine-month investigation, agents seized eight kilos of …

Manhattan doctor illegally sold painkiller prescriptions to drug trafficking organization

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, Medicaid Inspector General JAMES C. COX, New York State Commissioner of Health NIRAV R. SHAH, M.D., M.P.H., ROBERT DOAR, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, announced today the arrest and indictment of Dr. ROBERT S. GIBBS, SR., a licensed internal medicine physician, for allegedly writing dozens of oxycodone prescriptions for individuals not under his care in exchange for cash payments. These prescriptions were collected …

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