NEW YORK. DEA agents and local police raided an apartment in Harlem on Thursday and confiscated Dominican heroin and fentanyl drug dealers valued at $ 20 million and many of the kilos of drugs, had a label of Colombian boss Pablo Escobar.
They also found $ 200 thousand dollars in cash.
The investigators identified Ariel Hernández and Luisuidyn García Mena as the two suspects who were in possession of the drugs, accusing them of numerous charges in the Federal Court of the Southern District in Manhattan.
Hernandez is charged with first and third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and Garcia Mena conspiracy in the second degree and using a false identity.
The federals said they did not offer more details, they said the investigation is ongoing.
The statement on the seizure of drugs and fentanyl, was issued yesterday by the federal prosecutor’s office in Manhattan.
“This organization used a photo of Pablo Escobar, known as the King of Cocaine, to mark his product. However, this seizure was not cocaine, it shows a sign of the times, that heroin and fentanyl are more profitable for traffickers and the most abundant products with the most deadly threat to the public, “said the special agent in charge of the field division of the DEA in New York, Ray Donovan in the statement.
The search was conducted in the apartment building 630 Lenox Avenue, near West 141st Street and Harlem River Drive.
Members of the Drug Control Task Force of the New York Police and National Security agents carried out the raid as part of an investigation into a network of drug traffickers.
The authorities also found $ 200,000 in cash in the apartment.