Agents bust Bronx drug ring with Wall Street delivery service

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK — More than a dozen alleged drug dealers were busted for trafficking fentanyl, heroin and cocaine and delivering around the New York area, officials said.

Sixteen people were indicted who allegedly smuggled the drugs from Florida to New York, where it was sold to people on Wall Street and people in real estate and advertising, officials said. Fentanyl, heroin and cocaine worth millions of dollars was seized.

“Deadly Fentanyl coupled with recreational cocaine sales shows that this group was as versatile as it was vicious,” said District Attorney Darcel Clark. “They drove the narcotics up the eastern seaboard from Florida, bringing the attendant misery to the Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester County and New Jersey.”

Four of the defendants are charged with operating as major traffickers. If convicted, they face up to life in prison.

During the investigation, one person, desperate to escape from investigators, jumped out of a second-story window of his Manhattan hotel room carrying over $30,000 in cash.

Authorities seized a total of 12 kilograms of Fentanyl, six kilograms of heroin, three kilograms of cocaine and various quantities of crack cocaine.

A complete list of the 16 defendants is below:

  • Braulio Diaz (AKA Eddy), 46, Miami, Florida
  • Jonas Antonio Turbi-Molina, 39, Bronx, NY
  • Victor Jose Gonzalez, 52, Bronx, NY
  • Fernelis Beltre-Espinosa (AKA Tyson), 51, Bronx, NY
  • Ronald Brid-Calvo (AKA Nacho), 49, Hialeah, Florida
  • Hairo Contreras, 31, Bronx, NY
  • Juan C. Martinez, 34, Bronx, NY
  • Jonathan Martinez, 31, Bronx, NY
  • Francisco Lopez, 55, Bronx, NY
  • Francisco Duval-Perez, 25, Lee, Massachusetts
  • Tyshawn Henigan (AKA Ty), 35, Bronx, NY
  • Alexander Cortes Cortes (AKA Leo), 32, Manhattan, NY
  • Rafael Roldan, 37, Bronx, NY
  • Melvin Lugo- Reyes, 29, Manhattan, NY
  • Alfred Trotman (AKA Al), 60, Bronx, NY
  • Marvin Antonio Olano-Somarriba (AKA Nika), 57, Camden, NJ

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Bronx Videos

2 NYPD officers wounded in Bronx shootout night before Thanksgiving

3 officers injured in 2 incidents Wednesday

Bronx: Arthur Ave small businesses ready for holidays

Bronx teen shot while walking to school

Food for Thanksgiving given out in the Bronx

More Bronx

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss