Authorities say that during a surveillance operation in the Bronx, investigators from the DEA's New York Drug Enforcement Task Force observed three men enter a car carrying a down bag. The agents pulled the car over and discovered another bag with $130,000. The agents arrested the men and obtained a search warrant for a Bronx apartment.
They say in the apartment agents discovered about 24 pounds of heroin and wholesale processing equipment.
Carlos Castillo, Bladimar Ramirez-Ramirez and Adalberto Cotts-Perez were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree. They were awaiting arraignment Thursday.