Officials: Heroin-filled envelopes stamped 'coronavirus' seized in Bronx bust

Federal authorities say they busted a million-dollar heroin ring in the Bronx that apparently drew some inspiration from the current coronavirus pandemic.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2020, 9:13 PM

Updated 1,477 days ago


Some of the alleged heroin-filled envelopes seized by officials were stamped with the word “coronavirus.” 
The Drug Enforcement Administration says over $1 million worth of heroin and fentanyl was discovered in an apartment in University Heights during a raid Thursday night. 
Prosecutors say the arrest follows an investigation into the operation that was allegedly moving drugs throughout the entire Northeast. 
They say $25,000 and drug packaging equipment was also found. 
Six people, all from the Bronx, were arrested. 

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