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Investigators find $100G worth of fentanyl wrapped in fish filets

Daily News - Investigators hooked quite a catch in the Bronx — $100,000 worth of deadly fentanyl wrapped in fresh fish filets, authorities said Thursday.

Bricks of the killer opioid were found stuffed inside Styrofoam coolers placed in the backseat of an Acura during a Feb. 1 search in Parkchester, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor said.

Law enforcement working a drug-trafficking case got a warrant to inspect the 2017 white Acura MDX near the intersection of Leland Ave. and Archer St.

One cooler had two fentanyl bricks underneath the fish slices, plus a third block hidden in vacuum-sealed chili. The …

Online Sales of Illegal Opioids from China Surge in U.S.

New York Times - Nearly $800 million worth of fentanyl pills were illegally sold to online customers in the United States over two years by Chinese distributors who took advantage of internet anonymity and an explosive growth in e-commerce, according to a Senate report released on Wednesday.

A yearlong Senate investigation found that American buyers of the illegal drugs lived mostly in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. The Chinese sellers primarily used Bitcoin, the digital currency, as their preferred method of payment and shipped the drugs through other countries to reduce the risk of the opioids being seized by customs officials, …

Brooklyn woman glad NYPD nabbed her grandson in NYCHA drug gang bust: ‘Let them keep him’

Daily News - Shirley Gerard, though fighting back tears, showed zero sympathy for the drug gang corralled Friday in the Sheepshead Bay and Nostrand Houses — including her grandson.

Matthew (MZ) Gerard, 32, was one of 18 suspects charged in a crackdown on dope dealers in the New York City Housing Authority homes. Authorities broke down Shirley’s apartment door in their hunt for her kin.

“I raised Matthew and his brother as best I could,” said Gerard (photo), a 75-year-old lung cancer patient who struggled to catch her breath. “They got him. Let them keep him.”

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