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Authorities announced Wednesday that they tracked the source of a massive quantity of heroin to a house on a quiet street in Northeast Philadelphia.
District Attorney Seth William and investigators from the DEA "dismantled a significant drug trafficking organization" during a recent raid,according to investigators,seizingmore than $3.3 million worth ofheroin.
Suspects Martin Paulino Gomez, Domingo Cedno Pimenteland Ricardo Ortiz-Rolon, a.k.a.Acquiles Perez-Gomera, were arrested andnow face federal charges of racketeering anddrug possession with intent to deliver.
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"We’re working to shut down drug houses like these in order to make our neighborhoods safer,” Williams said in a statement.
Williams said that investigators from the DEA and the D.A.'s office investigating the laundering of drug money tracked the activity to a house at 1818 Bergen St. months ago.
On April 28, investigators stopped two men leaving the home, one of whom had a kilogram of heroin.
After searching the home, investigators found nine more kilos of heroin.
One portion of the heroin was cut into 18 racks, containing a total of 11,700 baggies of heroin, according to the D.A.'s office.