Press Releases

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July 2, 2024

Mayor Adams, D.A. Bragg Announce New Midtown Community Improvement Coalition To Enhance Quality Of Life, Protect Public Safety In Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. today announced the launch of the Midtown Community Improvement Coalition, a new interagency quality of life improvement hub that brings together law enforcement, elected officials, and community and business leaders to address public safety and quality of life issues in Midtown Manhattan. Modeled off the successful 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) Interagency Hub, the Midtown Community Improvement Coalition includes more than 20 city agencies, service providers, and other government and community partners.

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May 13, 2024

Over 25 Pounds of Fentanyl and Cocaine and $100,000 Cash Seized in Bronx Apartment

A cache of more than 12 kilograms (25 pounds) of suspected fentanyl and cocaine and $100,000 were recovered after members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force executed an unrelated arrest warrant at a residence in Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx.

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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.