Ice Cooler Contains Fish and $10 Million Worth of Fentanyl
Earlier this week, police in New York found 9 pounds of fentanyl filled fish hidden in an ice cooler in the Bronx during a vehicle stop. The drugs were worth an estimated $10 million, underscoring just how lucrative synthetic opioids have become.
As reported by the NY Post, Johnny De Los Santos-Martinez, whom NYPD detectives had been surveilling as part of an investigation into drug trafficking, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance after police found nearly nine pounds of fentanyl inside his car, cops said.
Last Thursday, officers spotted two boxes in the back seat of his 2017 white Acura MDX and searched the car at Leland Avenue and Archer Street in Parkchester, according to police.
Inside the boxes, they found two Stryrofoam coolers. One contained fish wrapped around two brick-shaped packages of fentanyl. Another brick was tucked inside a vacuum-sealed package of chili, police said.
The second cooler held a fourth brick of fentanyl wrapped with fish, according to cops.
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