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Cops on Tuesday arrested seven suspected members of a largely Brooklyn-based drug ring that flooded the streets of New York City with cocaine and heroin following a 13-month-long investigation.

The suspects are being charged on 97 counts in two separate indictments for charges related to trafficking 500 grams of heroin and five kilograms of cocaine — drugs that were typically cut with the extremely potent and often fatal synthetic opiate fentanyl, according to the state’s top prosecutor.

“This toxic cocktail of heroin laced with fentanyl has been taking lives and ravaging communities throughout New York and we are committed to rooting out the drug rings that flood our streets with it,” said Attorney General Letitia James. “Safety is our top priority and we will continue to take down those who attempt to profit of peddling illicit drugs,”

Detectives with the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force and the Special Investigations Unit of the New York State Police spent more than a year sifting through hundreds of hours of wiretapped phone conversations, in addition to conducting covert surveillance of the alleged drug peddlers, five of whom resided in Brooklyn.

Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized 500 grams of heroin and fentanyl, along with 450 grams of cocaine, and thousands of dollars worth of drug money.

The Brooklyn ringleader of the narcotics operation faces a mandatory life sentence in state prison for the charge of Operating as a Major Trafficker, according to James.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.
Updated 2:11 pm, September 11, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Local from Here says:
Thank you to our heroes in law enforcement for removing this filth from our streets. Hopefully those afflicted can now get the help they need.
Sept. 11, 1:49 pm
LaQwerty Jones from My condomaximum says:
Please let us pray for Henry Ford and all the brainwashed, clueless DemonRat 🐑. They are full of hate and intolerance. Stop the fascist DemonRats from destroying the USA.
Sept. 11, 9:37 pm
LaQwerty Jones from My condomaximum says:
Haha Henry you are such a clever little Marxist but LaQ will not be stopped and neither will the Trump train. Have fun watching the clown debates tomorrow night, look like a real bunch of winners, I wonder if Warren will say something in her native Cherokee?, bwahahahaha! ❤️ Trump 2020 ❤️
Sept. 11, 10:30 pm
Tooney from Staten Island says:
This is why I don't come to Brooklyn - full of trash and drugs. Thank you Donal Trump for cleaning up this mess.
Sept. 12, 6:02 am
Local from Here says:
Praise Allah!
Sept. 12, 4:27 pm
Glenn Krasner from Parkchester, Bronx, NY says:
Very good job by the police, but the article does not mention tbe Brooklyn location of the drug gang, nor the names of anybody arrested. At least tell us the neighborhood the perps were operating out of.
Sept. 12, 10:11 pm
Glenn Krasner from Parkchester, Bronx, NY says:
So, today's New York Post has more specific details about this case. It was actually 8 people, who although were brought before court in Brooklyn and charged, were actually operating this large volume business out of a war ehouse in Queens. There, they were ilegally importing millions of doses of opiod drugs and other narcotics from India, and distributing them thtough a sophisticated operation with inventory tracking and controls. They were under witetap survellance for a year, before the police moved in on them wirh an abundance of evidence.
Sept. 13, 7:55 am

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