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Four Kilos of Heroin Shuts Down George Washington Bridge

  1. Balzafire
    Six arrested and $1 million in heroin seized

    A dramatic raid of a Washington Heights drug mill forced the temporary closing of the George Washington Bridge and the Cross Bronx Expressway Wednesday night, authorities said.

    Fleeing drug suspects had thrown two guns, four kilograms of heroin and thousands of glassine containers from the 18th floor of an Audubon Avenue building, with some of the contraband raining down on the nearby expressway.

    One hapless suspect even dangled from an 18th floor balcony at 260 Audubon Avenue but gave up when he saw officers already waiting for him on the floor below, said the city's Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Bridget Brennan.

    Six alleged drug dealers were captured and a million dollars worth of Mexican and Colombian heroin were recovered, police said.

    The closed thoroughfares were opened around 11 p.m., after police spent about a half hour collecting the drugs and guns.

    Apartment 18C had been turned into a heroin packaging center for the past month officials said.

    Drug workers were videotaped entering the flat with backpacks and food for 10-hour shifts preparing the heroin and packaging it into glassines labeled "Starbucks," "Target" and "High End," authorities said.

    Aug 26, 2010


  1. tamara
    Pretty smart with the labeling.

    And to think SWIM had just left NYC that EXACT night and was kicking herself from not having enough time to look for the stuff. Jam packed schedule and always had car service pushed on her as way of control and keeping tabs. Wanted to go some time between running errands and her flight once the rain let up, but who knew across the Hudson River, it was raining HEROIN.
  2. RubyHollywood
    now that is the kind of rain I'd happily dance in!!! LOL
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