The innocent music box jingle and the colorful advertisements for frozen treats were concealing some seedy transactions inside an ice cream truck in Brooklyn, prosecutors said.
Mayor Steven Fulop announced Saturday that city police in conjunction with the Hudson County prosecutor’s office and federal drug agents arrested 35 people on a variety of charges.
Daniel Barrera, 44, is charged with conspiracy to import narcotics, which can carry a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, or a maximum of life in prison if he is convicted.
Police this week arrested two Brooklyn men after finding firearms and stashes of heroin and crack cocaine in their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment.
A Papa John’s delivery man is accused of selling cocaine, using his delivery gig as a cover for his sales.
Rasheed Jerimine, 38, of Rockland County, was arrested Saturday in Alpine, N.J., after he was caught hiding $2,500 worth of cocaine in a Pringles can, according to a published report.
Harlem police officer Jose Tejada, 45, a veteran of 17 years on the NYPD, was arraigned Thursday for allegedly being part of a violent robbery crew made up of actual and phony cops.
Two Bronx women were found smuggling cocaine in diapers at JFK Airport on Saturday, federal agents said.
The leader of a Bloods street gang in New Jersey turned himself in to authorities this weekend, and was ordered held on $5 million charges bail on charges that he ran a major drug ring.
A team made up of detectives from the Newark Police department along with members of Essex County’s Viper Unit collaborated to conduct the raid in the 500-block of South 11th street.
Indictments have been handed down in the case of 105 pounds of cocaine seized near a Times Square hotel last month.
“Whether the drug deal occurs on the street corner or on the Internet, it’s a crime,” Bridget Brennan, special narcotics prosecutor for New York City, said Thursday in a statement announcing the arrests.
Crystal Nurse, a 33-year-old from Brooklyn, was returning from Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. She was arrested and turned over to Port Authority Police.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said an open air drug market has been effectively closed down.
Detectives seized 13 cars, three of which contained hidden traps that were used to store cocaine and cash, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.