U.S. prosecutors have described the 46-year-old Barrera as one of the largest cocaine distributors in history. They alleged he processed about 30,000 kilograms — more than 60,000 pounds — of raw cocaine into cocaine powder each month since 1998.
The charges were announced by District Attorney Kenneth Thompson and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Police this week arrested two Brooklyn men after finding firearms and stashes of heroin and crack cocaine in their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment.
A New York City police officer was in big trouble Wednesday evening, after reportedly helping a group of criminals rob drug dealers.
Rogelio Rodriguez, 34, was arraigned on murder, manslaughter and other charges, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
The two men whose bodies were found in a brush fire in Queens were killed for trying to rob drug dealers, police said.
You would have no way of knowing, but drug dealers have moved in and are running multi-million-dollar heroin operations in some of the area’s upscale neighborhoods.
A New York doctor admitted in federal court in New Jersey on Thursday that he wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone.