Feds Intercept Largest Ever Fentanyl Haul In New York City

A Colorado man was busted with 40 pounds of street -grade fentanyl  the largest DEA seizure of the highly potent narcotic in New York history, authorities said Tuesday.

Carlos Ramirez, 25, of Lakewood, Colo ., was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court on four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Ramirez was arrested June 19 after agents conducting surveillance spotted him acting suspiciously in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, according to the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

At 11:40 p.m., he allegedly placed a package wrapped in black tape on the backseat passenger floor of a parked car, officials said.

Agents confronted Ramirez who said he’d just come from room 708 at Umbrella Hotel across the street.

As authorities approached the room, they allegedly noticed a black duffel bag on top of a vending machine and discovered 17 packages filled with what they suspected was heroin.

But lab tests revealed that the beige powder was fentanyl — an opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, prosecutors said.

The haul allegedly contained over 7 million doses of the drug, according to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

A Colorado man was busted with 40 pounds of street -grade fentanyl the largest DEA seizure of the highly potent narcotic in New York history, authorities said Tuesday.

Carlos Ramirez, 25, of Lakewood, Colo ., was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court on four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Ramirez was arrested June 19 after agents conducting surveillance spotted him acting suspiciously in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, according to the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

At 11:40 p.m., he allegedly placed a package wrapped in black tape on the backseat passenger floor of a parked car, officials said.

Agents confronted Ramirez who said he’d just come from room 708 at Umbrella Hotel across the street.

As authorities approached the room, they allegedly noticed a black duffel bag on top of a vending machine and discovered 17 packages filled with what they suspected was heroin.

But lab tests revealed that the beige powder was fentanyl an opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, prosecutors said.

The haul allegedly contained over 7 million doses of the drug, according to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

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