Drug Bust: Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking in the Bronx

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – The FBI announced the arrests of 14 men on Tuesday who it says conspired to sell large amounts of heroin and cocaine throughout the Hudson Valley, including in Beacon.

  

The indictment alleges that the 14 defendants conspired to distribute “kilogram quantities” of the drugs in Beacon, the Bronx, Middletown, Newburgh and New Windsor.

The 14 defendants are Esmeraldo Hernandez, 32; Abner Alvarez Jr., 30; Abner Alvarez Sr., 47; James L. Canelli III, 36; Emilio Castillo, 28; Anthony Csepedes, 27; Michael Figueroa, 36; Bradley Friedlander, 30, Darrell Lopez, 32; Carlos Martinez, 30; Raul Oquendo, 32; Nygel Rivera, 22; Ramon Uribe, 38; and Bernardo Valentin, 45.

                                          

Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Tuesday that the arrests show the drug problem isn’t relegated to just the inner city.

“Drug traffickers long ago discovered opportunities to peddle way beyond city limits, and unfortunately the law enforcement community isn’t there to intercept them,” he said.

Police said 13 of the defendants were arrested Tuesday or previously had been taken into custody. One, Lopez, is a fugitive. The defendants in custody appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in White Plains before Magistrate Judge George A. Yanthis. They face an array of narcotics conspiracy charges that carry penalties from life in prison to a mandatory minimum of 10 years.

The arrests were the result of a joint investigation between an array of law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New York State Police and the U.S. attorney’s office.

“This case is a fine example how state, local and federal law enforcement can [come together] to get apiece of the drug war pie,” said Brian Crowell, DEA special agent in charge. “I commend our law enforcement partners and our men and women who worked shoulder to shoulder on this investigation even though it won’t make the streets safer for the residents or youth in the Newburgh area, since drug dealers are quickly replaced.”

Bharara praised the investigative work of all the agencies involved, which also included the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; the Beacon Police Department; the Middletown Police Department; the city and town police departments in Newburgh; and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The prosecution is being handled by the  White Plains division of the U.S attorney’s office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Gerber and Ilan Graff are in charge.

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