Six suspected drug traffickers charged with possession of $7 million worth of the deadly drug fentanyl were arrested in the Bronx this week then subsequently released under New York’s new bail guidelines.
“The suspects — Livo Valdez, Jaslin Baldera, Frederick Baldera, Frandi Ledema, Diego Tejada and Parfraimy Antonio — were arrested Monday when officers with the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force raided an apartment on Sedgwick Avenue in Kingsbridge that was allegedly used as a heroin and fentanyl packaging mill,” reports the New York Post.
“The drugs, which have a street value of about $7 million, were believed to be headed onto the streets of New York and New England, the prosecutor’s office said. Lab results on the drugs were pending Wednesday morning,” adds the Post. “Despite the volume of the drugs seized, all six suspects were cut loose at their arraignments in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday morning.”
“None of the defendants are eligible for bail,” said Assistant District Attorney Michael Di Paolo.
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Source: New York Post