An operation conducted by Italian police, the FBI and Homeland Security has targeted a major drug-trafficking ring based in a pizza parlor in New York City, officials said.
A lead defendant, Ralph Ben Cotto was held without bail and charged as a major trafficker under the state’s drug kingpin law, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
Authorities say a Manhattan drug ring leader has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Five people have pleaded guilty following the takedown of a narcotics trafficking ring that operated in New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said sales occurred on side streets near the Sunrise Highway or the Long Island Expressway and some regular customers got home delivery.
According to officials, the substance known as khat was shipped to the United States through the United Kingdom, China, Holland and Belgium.
A husband and wife allegedly ran the high-volume drug pipeline between their Washington Heights apartment and Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County.
The heroin glassines allegedly sold by the members of the drug ring were stamped with the word Hollywood, authorities said. The high-grade heroin was sold in Riverhead, Suffolk County DA Tom Spota said.
Police have busted up an alleged ring of drug dealers who allegedly had been selling heroin, oxycodone and other drugs in southern Brooklyn – but had been shutting down operations every Friday evening to observe Shabbat.
A municipal police dispatcher and a school district employee were among 25 people hit with charges in New Jersey after authorities broke up an alleged drug ring.
A New York doctor admitted in federal court in New Jersey on Thursday that he wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone.
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.
The arraignments came following a ten-month investigation into the drug ring, the DA’s office said.
A New York woman identified by prosecutors as the “lynchpin” of a black market prescription painkiller ring has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Two doctors from New York and New Jersey are among 22 people charged in a ring that federal prosecutors say trafficked in and sold millions of dollars’ worth of oxycodone tablets.