NEW YORK: Roughly 39 kilograms of suspected heroin, with an expected road estimation of $12 million, 1,000 fentanyl pills, and $200,000 money were recuperated during the examination, directed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, Group T-21, and Homeland Security Investigations, New York.
Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said “The shuttering of an assembly line able to pump out millions of street ready heroin packages and deadly counterfeit fentanyl pills will save lives across New York City and our entire region.”
“The volume of lethal drugs flooding our city is causing a record number of overdose deaths. This investigation succeeded because of the expertise and cooperation of our federal and local partners.”
A blamed major trafficker and three others are accused in the association with an enormous scope heroin-bundling factory destroyed in Ridgewood, Queens.
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said, “These defendants are accused of setting up a cottage industry to repackage and peddle millions of dollars’ worth of heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl. Our law enforcement partners were two steps ahead of them – and the Queens DA’s office will always work collaboratively to spoil the plans of anyone trying to put deadly, illegal drugs onto our streets.”
Special Agent in Charge of HSI New York, Peter C. Fitzhugh said, “This takedown will have devastating effects on this high-level opiate operation throughout the tristate area. Not only do the seizures represent dollars lost for the organization, but more importantly, lives saved in our communities. The partners at the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force and NYC’s Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor continue to demonstrate solid collaboration with their investigative and operational expertise in dismantling complex narcotics trafficking organizations”.