Bronx Drug Ring Busted

Published on September 04, 2014, 12:35 pm
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These dopes ran into a blue wall while shuttling dope in Soundview.

A drug operation — dubbed the “Soundview Shuttle” by police — was busted after a lengthy investigation led to the arrest of five people on narcotics sales and possession charges.

Cops from the NYPD Narcotics Borough Bronx and Major Case Unit repeatedly trailed the drug runners as they made their way across Soundview Avenue to the parking lot of a restaurant on Bruckner Boulevard, where the group sold heroin and cocaine, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

But the shuttle made its final stop when Luis Alomar, Angel Alvarez, Steve Rich, Carlos Laureneana and Fred Scott were busted on August 12, 2014.

Alomar, the accused ringleader of the operation, is facing 46 felony drug charges.

Investigators believe the drugs came from Puerto Rico and were shuttled between Manhattan and Bronx. The group repeatedly sold heroin to undercover cops prior to their arrests, according to the DA’s office.

A kilogram of cocaine worth $41,000 and several vehicles, including a Mercedes-Benz and a Mustang, were seized during the bust.

If convicted on all counts, Alomar could face at least 30 years behind bars.

The case is being prosecuted by the Bronx D.A.’s Narcotics Bureau.


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