A demolition employee was busted Wednesday for heading a drug trafficking ring with 10 accomplices who bought narcotics in Brooklyn, authorities mentioned.
Jorge Valerio, 35, was hit with a 273-count indictment for organizing a drug-selling operation that earned $17,000 every week from June to January, prosecutors mentioned.
His each day offers included doses of heroin, cocaine and heroin combined with fentanyl — a robust narcotic that may be lethal.
Valerio’s bail was set at $1 million. Cops recovered near $500,000 in money and roughly 2 kilos of heroin and a half kilo of cocaine from his Coney Island house, prosecutors mentioned.
Authorities accused Valerio of instructing at the very least three households on Staten Island to make use of their properties as “stash homes” and ordering others to ship to consumers.
“This indictment displays our persevering with dedication to combating the burgeoning scourge of opioid habit,” mentioned Brooklyn District Legal professional Eric Gonzalez.
The sellers primarily bought the medication in Coney Island, Gerritsen Seaside and Sheepshead Bay.
Valerio faces as much as 30 years in jail.