NEW YORK. – Several federal agents that raided an apartment in which six Dominicans, including a woman, and an African-American operated a drug laboratory in the Bronx, “snatched away” by sucking fentanyl, although police say it is a powerful substance that is analyzed in his laboratory, but local media confirmed that it is 100 times more lethal than heroin.
The officers were admitted to the Jacobi hospital in El Bronx for poisoning treatment, authorities confirmed.
Those arrested in the search are Christian Rojas, 44, Freddy Rojas, 47, José González, 49, Mario Guerrero, 40, Margaret Payano 46, Francisco Payano, 35 and Nassar Lacewell, 36.
The seven face several charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless danger, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and resistance to arrest.
Investigators said that in addition to the federals, several civilians also suffered poisoning with the unknown substance. A total of 11 suffered the same symptoms of the substance.
The 4-D apartment is located on 140 East Street, near Willis Avenue.
When the officers arrived at the scene, they found a table full of drugs that was turned, according to the police.
Some of the drugs were in powder form, exposing agents to dangerous substances that spread through the air.
It was said that four anti-drug agents and one from the Department of Homeland Security had to be transported to the health center.
The seven defendants were also taken to the hospital and then arrested and charged with the charges of drug trafficking and related crimes.