Record amount of fentanyl seized in NY bust

NY POST – REBECCA ROSENBERG

Law enforcement agents seized a record haul of street-grade fentanyl from a Queens building — ​marking ​the largest ​such bust ​in New York City history, officials announced Monday.

NYPD and DEA agents recovered 64 kilograms of the lethal drug from a residential address in Kew Gardens on Aug​. 1 as part of a broader pair of stings that netted $30 million worth of narcotics.

Overall, the busts netted nearly 270 pounds of fentanyl, cocaine and heroin, according to the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

Law enforcement agencies have sounded the alarm on the surge in fentanyl use across the city.

The potent opiate led to 1,374 deaths in 2016 – a 46 percent hike from the prior year.

More details at the NY Post

 

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