The Daily News reports raids on two apartments near the Bushwick-Ridgewood border turned up a $10 million stash of cocaine – or 80 pounds (!!!) – and a small arsenal (of big firearms) on Tuesday.
The raid was called on after narcotics officers observed a drug deal in front of the Ridgewood apartment Monday afternoon. The search led cops to the white mountain, scales, and clues leading to a house in Bushwick, where officers found an AK-47 rifle, two Uzi submachine guns, five handguns, and ammo.
“It’s very rare to have a seizure of this size in these kinds of neighborhoods,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan told the Daily News.
As a result, four arrests were made: Carlos Rivera, 38, Ray Augirre, 35, Gabriel Valderrama, 32, all Queens residents, and the suspected customer Pedro Santana, 39, of Staten Island.