A multi-million dollar heroin and fentanyl drug packaging plant across from an elementary school and near the Bronx Zoo has just been demolished. Officials announced on Monday.
Six people were arrested while trying to escape arrest on the fire escape of an apartment building, and more than $5 million in illegal drugs were seized, officials said.
Federal agencies headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted an operation on Thursday to dismantle the networks that flow drugs into New York and Massachusetts.
"Human traffickers have been brazenly integrated into our community and we will not tolerate it," said Bronx District Attorney Darsel Clarke. Clark said in a statement that he will continue to work to stop them from using the Bronx as a hub for drug distribution. When I came down to the factory, I noticed about six people climbing the fire escape to the roof.
Man They — Randy Ledesma, Alexis Rosario Sabrino, Jose Mora, Darwin Taveras Santos, Miguel Teng Cerberino, Dayton Taveras — then reversed direction and headed for the street, according to the DEA. Wedged between the second and fourth floors of the staircase.
The men were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court over the weekend, according to the DEA. They each received first-degree charges.
Inside the factory, police stole suitcases containing about 300,000 glassine envelopes filled with heroin and fentanyl and stole 200,000 in the living room. glassine paper, found in a closet along with 7,000 glassine paper, photos of the scene show glassine envelopes strewn across the apartment floor.
In Massachusetts, where the DEA said a man was linked to recent arrests, police officers During the stop, they found 5,000 heroin and fentanyl glassine stamped with "Yeezy."
NYPD Commissioner Sewell said in a statement Monday, "The fight to keep our communities free of illegal drugs is relentless.
"The criminals who It preys on some of the most vulnerable people in the city, and the NYPD will do everything in its power to hold them accountable."