NYC: Agents dismantle Queens drug den, seize $12M worth of heroin: prosecutor

Agents dismantled a sprawling Queens drug mill Monday, seizing $12 million worth of heroin, 1,000 fentanyl pills and $200,000 in cash, officials said.

“The shuttering of an assembly line able to pump out millions of street-ready heroin packages and deadly counterfeit fentanyl pills will save lives across New York City and our entire region,” said Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan in a statement.

Agents busted alleged major trafficker Luis Martinez and three women accused of helping him package drugs at the facility inside 63-16 Forest Avenue in Ridgewood.

On Feb. 8, at about 4 p.m. agents from the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Unit observed Martinez exit the building with a backpack. Officers stopped Martinez and allegedly found $200,000 in cash in the backpack, according to a press release.


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