Bronx men Guillermo Margarin, Edualin Tapia charged in $11 million heroin bust
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THE BRONX - Two Bronx men have been charged in an $11 million heroin bust following a six-month investigation.
According to the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, Guillermo Margarin and Edualin Tapia were tracked from an alleged heroin mill at 3873 Orloff Ave., carrying suitcases and a white box, to a home in Hartford, Conn. last week.
Authorities say they then uncovered more than 50 pounds of heroin, nearly 20 pounds of cocaine, and $85,000 in cash. They believe the drugs were meant to be distributed in Connecticut and further north where the street value is double compared to New York City.
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Police also raided a Bronx storage locker at Extra Storage Space on Zerega Avenue where then discovered two assault rifles, a loaded handgun and more drugs.
Both men are facing federal charges for criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy.