WESTCHESTER, NY (The Daily Mail) – Five people have been arrested following a New York drug raid where cops seized enough fentanyl to kill two million people.
DEA agents and Greenburgh police raided an alleged heroin and fentanyl mill operated out of a Westchester, New York home on Friday morning.
A Drug Enforcement Administration task force carried out a search warrant in the home in the quiet and upscale village of Ardsley and found five kilograms of fentanyl in the home and six kilograms of heroin.
Photos from the raid show bags of powdered substances wrapped in plastic and stuffed into the crooks of furniture and hidden in concealed compartments of dressers.
The amount of fentanyl alone was potent enough to wipe out two million people, according to DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan as per NBC.
‘I commend the men and women in the Task Force and Tactical Diversion Squad for their quick and efficient investigation into this organization and their diligence to the safety of the residents living nearby,’ he added.
Residents of the home Braulio Mata, 31; Jose Garcia, 44; and Yarly Mendoza-Delorbe, 20, were arrested in the raid.
Cops additionally arrested 47-year-old Ramon Aracena Alfe of Mount Vernon and 32-year-old Dionell Duarte Hernandez.
The owner of the home said he rented the home in December to a couple who had moved from the Bronx and was unaware of any illegal activity, according to ABC.
Cops said they also seized drug paraphernalia such as cutting agents, grinders and baggies from the home.
Investigators say after the drugs were processed at the home, they’d be moved off-site for sale.
It’s not clear if they have attorneys.
Neighbors of the upscale, quiet community say they had no clue that the home was running an alleged drug mill, but noted seeing many cars come and go at night.