NYC Police Raid Ritzy Apartment For $1M Of Cocaine, Meth

New York Police Department (NYPD) officers found 30 pounds of methamphetamine and eight pounds of cocaine in a luxurious apartment Tuesday night, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) prosecutor announced Friday.

The NYPD, working together with New York State Police and DEA agents, seized the illegal substances worth more than $1.1 million in black markets from a New York City apartment. Authorities found the contraband in a bedroom closet at the upscale Mercedes House in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Officials also found $27,880 worth of cash.

The police commissioner said the NYPD is “unwavering” in its commitment to a drug-free city. Commissioner Edward A. Caban said: “The charges stemming from this case demonstrate the unwavering commitment of the NYPD, the DEA, and all of our law enforcement partners to investigate thoroughly anyone allegedly involved in the illicit drug trade in New York City.”

“These arrests send a clear message that we will continue to be relentless in seizing poisonous substances before they are distributed throughout our neighborhoods,” Caban added.

“Like deadly fentanyl, methamphetamine is a highly addictive synthetic drug damaging lives in our city and across the country,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan warned.

“Cocaine seizures in our city are also surging,” Brennan added. “I thank our law enforcement partners in the DEA, NYPD and New York State Police for their collaboration and commitment to reining in the supply of deadly drugs.”

New York State Police Acting Superintendent Steven G. James said, “These individuals had no regard for the dangers they, or this operation, brought to this community.”

“Today’s charges are a result of an aggressive strategy to stop illegal drug operations and keep deadly substances off our streets,” James added.

The illegal drug seizure resulted in police arresting Colorado resident Jovanny Salas, 29, and Manhattan resident Sergio Peralta, 34, for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both suspects have ties to Mexico, according to documents seized by police.

“DEA and our law enforcement partners are steadfast in bringing to justice those responsible for pushing illegal drugs onto our streets,” DEA Special Agent in Charge Frank Tarentino said.

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