Heroin and fentanyl are among the worst addictive drugs for humans. Highly addictive in nature, these drugs can wreak havoc on the mind, brain, and body of the users. The war on drugs has been making positive strides in the recent past, and with the recent bust by federal agents in the Bronx, the good guys won another battle.
What Happened During the Bust?
Six people allegedly linked to a large Bronx drug ring were arrested by the federal agents in an apartment in Kingsbridge. Moreover, the agents also discovered millions of dollars’ worth of heroin and other illegal drugs spread over desks, flasks, and trash bins.
Agents from Drug Enforcement Agency’s New York task force joined forces with investigators from the Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor to make the arrest and recover 7 50,000 glassines envelops filled with heroin and other narcotics that are illegal according to the law. The arrest was made at 2559 Sedgwick Ave. all in all, the officials claim to have busted drugs approximately worth 7 million USD.
This heroin bust marks another victory for the NYPD’s brave officers who risk their lives every day to fight the good fight against the drugs. The arrested criminals included Livo Valdez, Jaslin Baldera, Frederick Baldera, Frandi Ledema, Diego Tejada, and Pafraimy Antonio, who were all charged with the possession of illegal narcotics. The Manhattan Criminal Court will be judging their sentences in the coming week.
According to the police reports, the drugs were stuffed inside envelopes, which were spread on two desks. Moreover, the entire apartment was littered with cardboard boxes and other flasks filled with the drug heroin. Everything was ready to be shipped out to the streets, and the federal agents made the arrests at the right time. The agents also discovered a glass table, desk lamps, a scale, grinders, empty glassine envelopes, small spoons, an ink bottle, ink pads, and stamps. These items are usually found in underground heroin labs and fenatyl mills.
What Were the Comments by the Officials?
NYPD Police Commissioner, Dermot Shea, commented on the situation while talking to the press and said, “I want to commend our NYPD officers and partners in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for their dedicated work together to make these arrests and take these dangerous drugs off the streets.”
Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan commented on the situation by saying, “The sheer volume of heroin and fentanyl packages assembled in a small apartment just off the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx is shocking.” He also went on to say, “The arrests of six individuals and seizure of 750,000 drug-filled envelopes…underscore New York City’s role as a hub for mass distribution of deadly drugs.”
This most recent drug bust marks another victory against the drugs currently corrupting the youth around the country. The federal agencies and the local law enforcement have joined forces and intel to fight against the rising use of drugs among the youth, and with 7 million USD worth of drugs being busted, the officials are quite happy with the progress of these busts.