An overnight surveillance conducted at a warehouse on 2nd Avenue led to the arrest of four people and the seizure of 18 kilograms of heroin and 20 kilograms of cocaine, according to city police director Jerry Speziale and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) spokeswoman Erin Mulvey.
Authorities arrested Miguel Tovar, 32; Euclides Moya, 41; Aneudy Mena, 31; and Doni Polino, 33 following a surveillance at 98 2nd Avenue from last night to Friday morning, said Mulvey.
More information such as place of residence for the suspects were not available.
Moya, a local liquor store owner, was the ringleader, according to authorities.
Police observed the individuals going in and out of the industrial warehouse. K-9 alerted the authorities of narcotics in two vehicles and a tractor trailer, said the director. The director said authorities seized the two vehicles and 18 kilograms of heroin and 20 kilograms of cocaine.
The drug bust – largest in the city – was conducted by the DEA New York Division, DEA Newark, Paterson Police, Yonkers Police, and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, according to authorities.
“We relish our relationship with the drug enforcement administration and our state and local counterparts as this is a record seizure hitting the supply of drugs destined for our city streets,” said Speziale. “This is a monumental record seizure in the history of our city and will further our efforts to remove illegal drugs from our streets.”
Jay Rahman contributed to this report.