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6 arrests in $1M N.Y. heroin raid

New York authorities say six people were arrested and more than $1 million worth of heroin were seized in a nighttime raid that briefly closed the George Washington Bridge.

Authorities on Thursday say New York Drug Enforcement Task Force officers targeted an 18th floor apartment in Washington Heights used for mass-packaging glassine envelopes with heroin.

During the raid Wednesday night, authorities say suspects threw two handguns and thousands of glassine envelopes onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, which passes underneath the apartment.

Authorities were forced to close the expressway and the nearby GW bridge to collect the weapons and envelopes, which were stamped with names like “Star Bucks,” ''Target” and “High End.”

The defendants were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy to possess and sell a controlled substance, and criminally using drug paraphernalia.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 27, 2010; 7:50 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Narcotics  
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