$2M in heroin, crystal meth seized from Corona drug operation


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Investigators conducting surveillance outside a Corona stash house seized more than $2 million in drugs and arrested three alleged narcotics traffickers.

Officials investigating a stash house in Corona busted three drug traffickers and seized more than $2 million in heroin and crystal meth, the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office announced.

Miguel Mercado-Guelen, 33, of Queens, Henry Nunez 38, of Brooklyn, and Diego Estevez, 39, of Connecticut, have been indicted on drug and conspiracy charges.

On April 9, the day of their arrests, investigators observed the three men handing off a bag containing around 6.6 pounds of heroin in the Bronx.

Investigators seized the drugs and detained the men, and later conducted a search on the Queens drug stash house that was under surveillance.

The search of the two-level apartment at 24-24 96th Street turned up approximately 3 more pounds of heroin, almost 9 pounds of crystal meth, a 9 mm handgun and a loaded magazine clip.

The heroin seized in the Bronx and at the Queens home is valued at more than $1 million, and the crystal meth is worth about $960,000, said the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office.

 

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