drugs

Woman caught at JFK allegedly smuggling cocaine in hair products
Woman caught at JFK allegedly smuggling cocaine in hair products
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/14/2013 at 12:16PM

A woman flying into JFK Airport from the Dominican Republic last month tried to sneak into the country with more than six pounds of cocaine concealed in hair products, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said. CBP officers were inspecting the baggage of Erika Rodriguez de los Santos, who had just arrived on a [...]

Drug bust leads to police and resident standoff in Jamaica
News Angy Altamirano 4/06/2013 at 10:37AM

According to the Daily News, a three -hour-standoff broke out as heated residents marched to the stationhouse as cops shielded in riot gear after a drug bust conducted by members of the 113th Precinct at a housing project in Jamaica. Witnesses that spoke to the News said police officers “pounded on” brothers Corey Crichlow, 33, [...]

Jackson Heights drug den busted
Jackson Heights drug den busted
News Alexa Altman 6/07/2012 at 11:01AM

The drug-dealing doings of two thugs were blown when officials sniffed out the pair’s operation, uncovering 18 pounds of cocaine from their Jackson Heights stash house. According to the office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (SNP), Wilmar Florez-Jimenez, 30, of Queens and Alvaro Montoya, 51, of Elizabeth, New Jersey were arrested on May 14 and [...]

Cuomo calls for decriminalization of marijuana possession
News Billy Rennison 6/04/2012 at 2:16PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced plans to urge lawmakers to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana in New York. Private possession of marijuana is currently a violation and Cuomo said this change would bring consistency and fairness to the law. Carrying less than 25 grams of marijuana in public would become a [...]

Drug bust nets cash, guns, lands 45 in jail
News Toni Cimino 5/18/2012 at 3:39PM

A large-scale bust landed 45 people – alleged members of two drug organizations operating in southeast Queens – in jail on drug, weapons and other charges. The two organizations were allegedly being run by a set of the Bloods street gang known as the “South Side Bloods” and by James “Wall” Corley, an original member [...]

NYPD cop busted for providing info to drug traffickers: feds
News Jay Lane 5/15/2012 at 3:20PM

An NYPD officer was arrested this morning by federal agents and charged with allegedly providing inside police intelligence and information about fellow cops to a drug trafficking organization. Devon Daniels, 30, was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration and NYPD Internal Affairs detectives and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Brooklyn federal court. Daniels [...]

Man busted in city-wide manhole cover thefts
News Jay Lane 5/10/2012 at 3:57PM

The man behind the theft of manhole covers has been uncovered. Andrew Modica, 46, was arrested yesterday in connection with the numerous stolen manhole covers across the city, law enforcement sources told The Post this morning. Cops pulled Modica over in a stolen pickup truck near his home on 67th Street and 21st Avenue in Brooklyn after [...]