Carmen Garcia, Rose Vasquez arrested in $5 million heroin bust

Two women are behind bars for their alleged roles in a major heroin-trafficking scheme in the Bronx. According to authorities, 44 pounds of heroin with

Officers say they seized 44 pounds of heroin

Officers say they seized 44 pounds of heroin during the arrests.

THE BRONX - Two women are behind bars for their alleged roles in a major heroin-trafficking scheme in the Bronx. 

According to authorities, 44 pounds of heroin with a street value of $5 million was seized from inside a van that the women had parked in a Morris Avenue lot. 

Police say 29-year-old Carmen Garcia and 25-year-old Rose Vasquez had been followed from a suspected heroin packaging location on Creston Avenue and 180th Street. 

The drug bust was the culmination of a long-term joint investigation by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, the NYPD, the Drug Enforcement Agency and state police. 

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