Northeastern heroin pipeline takes a hit with massive drug bust
A massive amount of heroin and other drugs was seized during a drug delivery from New York City to Connecticut, according to a New York City-based narcotics prosecutor.
Two members of a massive, multi-million dollar drug distribution network based in NYC were arrested.
53 pounds of heroin, more than 20 pounds of cocaine, three guns, including two assault rifles, and $85,000 in cash were seized; a direct result of a six-month investigation.
Edualin Tapia and Guillermo Esteban Margarin were arrested in connection to the investigation.
Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said, â??These arrests cut a pipeline moving huge amounts of heroin from New York City to the Northeast. Through cases like this one, we strive to cut off the supply of heroin at its source. Suppressing the availability of heroin, which is destroying an increasing number of lives, is a top priority.â??