Drug Bust 100 Arrested: Connecticut Heroin, Cocaine Ring Stopped After 15-Month Investigation

By iScienceTimes Staff on April 3, 2013 4:29 PM EDT

Drug Bust 100 Arrested
Officials from the attorney general's office of the Dominican Republic stack packets of cocaine to be burned in Santo Domingo on March 26, 2013. Over 700 law enforcement officers from more than a dozen federal and state agencies have seized drugs trafficked from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico during a 15-month investigation. (Photo: Reuters)

In an enormous drug bust, about 100 people involved in both a Connecticut heroin and cocaine ring and part of two criminal gangs were arrested on Wednesday, all of whom authorities said trafficked drugs from the Dominican Republican and Puerto Rico into southeastern Connecticut, according to reports.

More than 700 law enforcement officers from more than a dozen federal and state agencies made arrests in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico. NBC Connecticut reported that there were over 50 federal arrests and 50 state arrests.

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"The defendants arrested today were responsible for a very large percentage of the heroin and cocaine available for street sale in New London County," said federal prosecutor David Fein.

The drug bust and 100 arrested were the result of a 15-month investigation led by the federal prosecutor's office in Connecticut and a unit of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Associated Press reported that seized not only drugs, but also weapons, cash and vehicles via wiretaps on 15 telephones, physical surveillance and controlled purchases throughout the investigation.

Officials said the drug bust involved those who swallowed drugs to transport them, while other drugs were sent through the mail. The almost 100 arrested in the drug bust were transported to U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut where most charges that carry mandatory minimum prison sentences of five to 10 years.

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