Eleven people were busted by the NYPD for allegedly working at two heroin factories in Bronx that may have netted as much as $6 million.
Detectives from the Manhattan South Narcotics division arrested the assembly line workers last week. The suspects were allegedly producing approximately three kilograms of heroin a week, said Kati Cornell of Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan’s office.
More than 20,000 glassine envelopes of the illegal drug were found in two apartments in the Mount Eden and University Heights sections of the borough.
The suspects were wearing white tank tops and dark pants when cops made the bust last Wednesday night, the N.Y. Daily News reported.
A suspect under surveillance was seen taking a package from one apartment to the other.
The drug was sold in Manhattan and New Jersey by Dominican criminals using heroin from Colombia the Daily News reported.
All 11 defendants: Edulcido Genao, Julio Genao-Alba, Fernandez Frias, Alfredo Frias, Jaquez Reynoso, Eduardo Disla, Aris Heredia, Daniel Frias, Adrian Hunt, Ricardo Gonzalez and Katherine Reynoso– were arraigned last week and pleaded not guilty, said Cornell.
Bail was set at various amounts for the 11 ranging from $1,000-$150,000 cash or $2,000- $300,000 bond.