Authorities invaded a drug stash house in the Bronx Monday evening, confiscating 250 pounds of illicit substances worth approximately $24 million before they could reach the streets, officials said.
The substances seized from the Mount Hope apartment included heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, crystal meth, and tens of thousands of fake pills.
Following the multi-agency investigation, Julio Mota Plasencia, 39, was arrested and charged with operating as a massive trafficker. He attempted to flee the raid, but was discovered trying to hide on the bedroom window sill of the Henwood Place apartment, near an open duffel bag bug containing 20 kilograms of narcotics.
On Tuesday night, the accused was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court and is being held without bail.
Agents and officers discovered a gym bag in a closet containing 50,000 to 75,000 blue, fake pills stamped “M-30,” a prevalent notation on oxycodone pills, according to the criminal complaint. Fentanyl is presumed to be present in these pills.
A second closet contained 30 to 40 kilograms of narcotics and three zip-close bags of heroin, two labeled “Cartel” and “Goma.” Four boxes of 80 rifle rounds were also in the closet.
Authorities seized a red cooler with 26 kilograms of cocaine and a duffle bag with 50 pounds of crystal meth. One kilogram of cocaine and car parts were in a box in the living room.
Three kilograms of cocaine were found in a doorway hamper and 2 kilograms on a counter top.
The apartment was filled with drug paraphernalia and packaging materials, including a kilo press. Plasencia’s name and money were in a ledger. A Dominican Republic driver’s license with his picture and different names was seized.