Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Drug Bust 100 Arrested
More than 700 law enforcement officers from federal and state agencies made arrests in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, officials said. More than a dozen law-enforcement agencies were involved.
"The defendants arrested today were responsible for a very large percentage of the heroin and cocaine available for street sale in New London County," federal prosecutor David Fein said.
The arrests were the outcome of a 15-month investigation led by the federal prosecutor's office in Connecticut and a unit of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Authorities said they seized drugs, weapons, cash and vehicles. Those arrested were transported to U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut. Most face charges that carry mandatory minimum prison terms of five to 10 years.