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The jig is up for a group of factory workers making heroin at two drug mills based in the Bronx, N.Y. Last Wednesday (Aug. 26), investigators arrested 11 assembly line workers, making approximately three kilograms of heroin every week, bringing in as much as $6 million a month.

“This was a significant operation,” said Kati Cornell spokesperson for the city’s Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan’s office. They found 24,000 envelopes of drugs, worth $240,000 each, in apartments in the borough. “The profit margin is huge with heroin. They could have been making million.”

The products were stamped with names like Hot Sauce, Lady Blue, Cartier, Redd Fox, Cartier and Cristal. Detectives believe that the drugs were sold in Manhattan and New Jersey, but came from Columbia.

Suspects wore uniforms consisting of white tank tops and dark pants when they were busted by police, and many of them attempted to escape through open windows. Other drug paraphernalia, like grinders, and scales were also apprehended, along with weed plants.

Edulcido Genao, 40, Eduardo Disla, 37, Fernandez Frias, 21, Julio Genao-Alba, 33, Jaquez Reynoso, 37, Aris Heredia, 23, and Daneil Frias 31, were among those arrested and charged with drug and drug paraphernalia possession. All of the 11 suspects were taken into custody, while Genao is believed to be the ring leader of the group.

In what is turning out to be a bad week for the drug game, Griselda Blanco (also known as “The Godmother of Coke”) was recently killed in Medellin, Columbia. The 69-year-old is said to be responsible for ordering the deaths over upwards of 200 people.


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Photo: New York Daily News