Junkies looking for a fix in The Boogie Down are going to come up short this weekend. Sixty-four kilos of heroin and $300,000 in cash was seized from a Bronx home.
The jig was up on Thursday, June 30 when a couple of men were nabbed with heavy bags of cash.
Reports the New York Daily News:
The 64 kilos of heroin were found in a nondescript, three-story home in University Heights that was being used as a heroin mill — and that was being monitored by the joint Drug Enforcement Task Force.
About 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, investigators saw two men leaving the home with “heavily weighted bags,” and stopped them a short distance away from the Harrison Ave. house.
The bags were loaded with $50,000 in cash that had been wrapped in bundles, officials said.
Cops then went up to the house and knocked on the front door — leading “several” people to run out of the back door, where more members of the joint DEA, NYPD and State Police task force were waiting for them.
Inside the crib, the authorities found heroin everywhere, most bagged up and ready to be distributed. The estimated street value of the drugs is $15 million.
said the “user-ready glassines” were “meant to flood our region with this deadly drug.”
“This was a highly organized operation, equipped with desk lamps, boxes, the rows and rows of glassines, grinders and face masks, Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan told the NYDN. “Heroin-filled envelopes were clearly labeled with catchy brand names, like Red Bull and Sweet Dreams, packaged in color-coded neon plastic, and stored in suitcases obviously ready to be transported.”
Somewhere, the connect is pissed off.
See photos of the haul below and on the following pages.