New York Authorities in conjunction with the DEA raised a suburban residential home in Westchester Country, New York Friday and carried out enough Fentanyl to kill nearly 2 Million people DEA Officials stated.
As reported by ABC News: Almost 5 Kilograms of Fentanyl along with 6 Kilograms of Heroin that was spiked with Fentanyl, and has caused tens of thousands of overdoses in America in the past few years.
Officials said police arrested 31-year-old Braulio Mata, of Ardsley, 44-year-old Jose Garcia, of Ardsley, 47-year-old Ramon Aracena Alfe, of Mount Vernon, 32-year-old Dionell Duarte Hernandez, of New York, and 20-year-old Yarly Mendoza-Delorbe, of Ardsley.
“The fentanyl alone has the potency to kill nearly over two million people,” said Ray Donovan, New York division DEA Special Agent in Charge. “I commend the men and women in the Task Force and Tactical Diversion Squad for their quick and efficient investigation into this organization and their diligence to the safety of the residents living nearby.”
The owner of the house told ABC station WABC he rented the split level home in December to a couple who moved from the Bronx but says he was unaware of any illegal activity.
The Ardsley raid was conducted by a task force that included the DEA, Westchester County police, Orangetown police, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, Yonkers police, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.