Federal drug agents raided a heroin distribution den -- in a ground
floor studio apartment in Richmond Hill, Queens -- and seized a stash
worth $20 million, authorities said today.
The Drug Enforcement
Administration’s New York Organized Crime Drug enforcement Strike Force
had been watching the 122nd Street apartment for weeks.
On Tuesday night they saw a person wearing latex drugs, like those used by heroin mill workers, at the site.
midnight Jose Santiago Diaz, 44, left the apartment, with keys to it,
and had a smell on heroin on him when agents questioned him, authorities
Diaz, of The Bronx, was identified as an illegal alien who was
previously deported to the Dominican Republic. He was charged with
criminal drug possession and other charges.