A 20-year-old Hasidic woman died of a heroin overdose in Brooklyn last month showing how even an ultra-insular religious community isn’t immune to the nation’s opioid epidemic.
A drug raid in the Bronx initially turned up a lot of wood furniture in a storage facility and nearby U-Haul truck but Homeland Security Investigations and Drug Enforcement agents, armed with search warrants, soon found $4.1 million in cash and 3 kilos of heroin, much of it hidden in compartments inside the furniture.
“All I want to say to this drug dealer is, ‘Big mistake by putting the president’s picture on this.’”
A deadly new synthetic opioid called furanyl fentanyl is being called more potent than heroin and harder to detect.
American law enforcement has a new Public Enemy No. 1 among illegal drugs: It’s called heroin.
Authorities said they made quite the haul when they busted a tractor trailer attempting to move $11 million worth of heroin through Victorville on Thursday.
Heroin is killing more people than people in New York City, highlighting a comeback for the opiate in recent years that has many in the US worried.