Press Releases

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August 8, 2022

Approximately $5 Million in Street-Ready Heroin/Fentanyl Seized from Packaging Mill in the Bronx

Six individuals were arrested in connection with a large-scale heroin/fentanyl packaging mill in the Crotona neighborhood of the Bronx. Over 25 kilograms of narcotics (more than 55 pounds), carrying a street value of more than $5 million, was destined for distribution throughout New York City and in Massachusetts. The packaging mill was located inside an apartment across the street from a public elementary school and near the Bronx Zoo.

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August 4, 2022

Over 13 Pounds of Heroin/Fentanyl Seized at Drug Packaging Mill in the Bronx

Two men were arrested in the Bedford Park neighborhood of the Bronx in connection with a large-scale heroin/fentanyl packaging and distribution operation. Approximately six kilograms of narcotics (over 13 pounds) with a street value of at least $1.8 million were intercepted during a short-term investigation.

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July 20, 2022

Accused Major Trafficker Indicted in Large-Scale Drug Operation near Bronx Courthouse

A Bronx man was indicted as a Major Trafficker following an investigation that uncovered a large-scale drug stash house at 910 Sheridan Avenue. The residential apartment building is adjacent to the Bronx Family-Criminal Courthouse. Over $3 million dollars in drugs, including more than 40 pounds of fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine, and approximately 1,000 counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, were seized along with two guns and over $320,000 cash.

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July 18, 2022

Accused Major Heroin Trafficker Extradited from Colombia for Prosecution in New York City

An accused major trafficker was extradited from Colombia to face charges associated with smuggling and selling multi-kilogram quantities of heroin in New York City and for coordinating an international money-laundering scheme.

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July 11, 2022

Over 150 Pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine is Seized in Manhattan: Two Men from Southern California Arrested

Two men from Southern California were arrested in Manhattan over the past week in connection with the transportation of large-scale shipments of crystal methamphetamine to New York. Two loads totaling approximately 75 kilograms (165 pounds), with a street value of $1.2 million, were intercepted during a short-term investigation.

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July 11, 2022

PAL Playstreet Opens on West 124th Street in Harlem: Site Sponsored by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Carlos Velazquez, Executive Director of New York City’s Police Athletic League (PAL), and New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell announced today the opening of a Police Athletic League (PAL) Playstreet on West 124th Street in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. PAL Playstreets provide youth with fun recreational opportunities in a safe atmosphere during the summer months.