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Mar 22, 2017 10:15 AM

Huge drug bust linked to New England nets over $4.1M and 6 pounds of heroin


NEW YORK — New York police officers seized over $4.1 million and over three kilograms (6 pounds) of heroin, unraveling a multi-state drug ring — involving New England.

The special prosecutor, Bridget Brennan, says the suspects allegedly oversaw an interstate drug trafficking operation that originated in Texas. The drugs were then sent to New York City and Lawrence, Massachusetts.

A criminal complaint filed by the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office charges Bronx-based ringleader Jorge Pizarro and co-defendants Nelson Dejesus and Miguel Angeles with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first and third degrees. The defendants were arrested Saturday night in the Bronx, according to a New York Police Department press release.

New York City's special narcotics prosecutor and other officials say the cash and drugs were found in a storage unit in the Bronx and a rental truck.

The drugs and cash were allegedly concealed inside wooden furniture. Brennan says the furniture came north with the heroin inside and then the cash to pay for the drugs was hidden in the same furniture and shipped back to Texas.

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