The New York Drug Enforcement Task Force scored a massive bust after four drug dealers were arrested in a hotel room with more than 60 pounds of heroin.
The four men were arrested on Monday in Secaucus, New Jersey, with duffel bags full of heroin and $14,000 cash, the New York Daily News reported. The packages of heroin were labeled with marks resembling the letters “LL.”
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“It’s one of the largest seizures of heroin in the state’s history,” NJ State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn told the Daily News.
The heroin is thought to have originated in Mexico before passing through California en route to the Bronx, Newsday reported in a related article.
The four arrested were Oscar Rene Felix, 38, of Menifee, California, John Ulloa, 35, of the Bronx, Anthony Ross Koon, 54, of Pueblo, Colorado and Alan Martin Alderman, 71, of Las Vegas, Nevada, the Daily News added.
Charges were still pending on Tuesday, but New Jersey state officials are expected to prosecute the foursome, according to Newsday.
A three-month investigation by the New Jersey State Police and the task force, which includes NYPD officers and New York State Police, led to Monday’s bust, according to the Daily News.