Press Releases

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March 22, 2024

Over 26 Pounds of Cocaine and $3 Million Cash Recovered in Bronx Apartment

An investigation into a major narcotics distributor resulted in the seizure of approximately 12 kilograms
(more than 26 pounds) of cocaine and over $3 million cash from an apartment in the Norwood
neighborhood of the Bronx. The narcotics and money were concealed inside several pieces of furniture
outfitted with hidden trap compartments. One individual was arrested.

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March 15, 2024

Nearly 45 Pounds of Cocaine Seized from Interstate Traffickers

An investigation into interstate narcotics trafficking resulted in the seizure of approximately 20 kilograms (nearly 45 pounds) of cocaine worth more than $1 million from a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (NYDETF) tracked the vehicle from Connecticut through New York City to New Jersey, where it allegedly picked up the load of cocaine.

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March 15, 2024

Thirty-Eight Pounds of Methamphetamine and Cocaine Recovered in Hell’s Kitchen Luxury Building

An investigation into methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking in New York City resulted in the seizure of approximately 30 pounds of methamphetamine, plus four kilograms (over eight pounds) of cocaine from an apartment at 550 West 54th Street, a luxury residential building in Hell’s Kitchen. Two men face charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First, Second and Third Degrees. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is over $1.1 million.

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February 21, 2024

Investigation Targets Open Drug Activity Inside Washington Square Park: Nine Charged in Sales to Undercover Officers

Nine individuals were arrested following an investigation into the sale of psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms and cocaine in the vicinity of Washington Square Park. The undercover investigation, conducted by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Manhattan South, began in July of 2023 in response to community complaints about open drug activity inside the busy public park, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.

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December 14, 2023

Accused Major Trafficker Indicted in Kidnappings and Assaults Linked to an Alleged Drug-Related Dispute

An indictment filed in Manhattan Supreme Court charges Jonathan HUERTAS, aka “El Don,” with Operating as a Major Trafficker and with orchestrating two kidnappings and assaults that allegedly occurred in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx in early 2022.

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November 16, 2023

Large Stash of Over 110 Pounds of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Worth Up to $10 Million Uncovered in the Bronx

An investigation into fentanyl trafficking in New York City resulted in a significant seizure of 30 kilograms
(over 65 pounds) of suspected fentanyl, including thousands of fentanyl pills, and more than 20 kilograms
(over 45 pounds) of suspected methamphetamine in an apartment in the University Heights
neighborhood of the Bronx. The large stash of drugs carries an estimated street value of up to $10
million.