$5M worth of heroin seized in Bronx drug bust

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$5 million in street ready heroin was seized in the Bronx. (DEA)

$5 million in street ready heroin was seized from the back of a van parked inside a  Bronx parking garage. (DEA)

THE BRONX (PIX11) – Police and federal agents arrested two alleged members of a major drug trafficking ring and seized heroin worth $5 million, according to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s office.

Police arrested Carmen Garcia, 28, and Rosa Vasquez, 25; both face charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Agents allegedly seized 475,000 street-ready envelopes and a package of raw heroin from a van inside a Morris Avenue parking garage, along with more than $5,000 in cash from the suspects’ apartment.

According to officials, officers from the joint task force were staking out a suspected heroin-packaging location at Creston Avenue and 180th Street Wednesday morning when they noticed a woman pull up in a Honda Accord.

Garcia and Vasquez allegedly put a large, black duffle bag in the back of a Chevrolet Venture van and drove it to the parking garage.

The pair parked the van and started walking away with the keys still in the ignition, agents said, when they made the arrest.

Both women are expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Manhattan Criminal Court.