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Nearly two dozen people with alleged ties to the notorious Mexican drug cartel once led by convicted kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman have been arrested for distributing enough heroin and fentanyl 'to kill the entire population of New York City.'
Law enforcement officials in the Bronx say that authorities intercepted more than 50 pounds of fentanyl in Chicago which was en route to the Bronx.
Fentanyl - Streets - Packets - Mexico - Sinaloa
It is alleged that the fentanyl, which are sold on the streets in $10 packets, originated in Mexico, where it is trafficked by the notorious Sinaloa cartel.
Authorities said the stash of fentanyl was recovered on February 8 - four days before El Chapo was convicted in federal court of drug trafficking charges.
Arrest - Individuals - Result - Investigation - Drug
The arrest of the 22 individuals was the result of a 20-month-long investigation that involved the federal Drug Enforcement Administration bureaus in Chicago and New York, the Department of Homeland Security, the New York Police Department, New York State Police, and the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office.
Three of the 22 people arrested have been charged with operating as a major trafficker. If convicted, they face up to life in prison.
Authorities - Defendants - Part - Groups - Kilos
Authorities allege that the defendants were part of two different groups that shipped several kilos of fentanyl and heroin each month to sell in bulk to distributors in the...
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