250 Pounds of Drugs Worth an Estimated $24 Million Seized in Bronx Apartment Raid

More than 250 pounds of drugs worth about $24 million were seized during an apartment raid in the borough of The Bronx in New York City Monday night, WABC reports.

Authorities uncovered upwards of 75,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills, which are believed to contain fentanyl, inside a gym bag in one closet, and two duffel bags filled with up to 40 kilograms of narcotics and three zip-close bags with heroin, as well as 80 rounds of rifle ammunition in another closet.

About 26 kilograms of cocaine were allegedly found in a cooler in the living room, 50 pounds of crystal meth were discovered in packages wrapped in plastic in a duffle bag, and cocaine of varying kilograms were scattered throughout the apartment. “While this case is consistent with the trend towards high-level traffickers selling many different drug types, it is highly unusual to find such large amounts concentrated in one location,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said in a news release.

Julio Mota Plasencia, 39, was arrested after attempting to flee the scene. He was trying to hide on the bedroom window sill when he was spotted. Other items recovered include a suitcase containing a ledger with Plasencia’s name accompanied by various dollar amounts, and several forms of ID with his picture under different names.

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