Federal officials held a press conference, giving a look at a portion of what was seized. Investigators say this is only a quarter of the drugs found by law enforcement on Monday. Getting an update on one of the largest cocaine seizures in US history. Only a quarter of the drugs seized are seen here. They also upped the amount of cocaine seized from the MSC Gayane cargo ship to more than 35, pounds, or 15, kilograms.
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Friday morning, the narcotics unit revealed the extent of the sweep and showed us some of what they picked up. A lot of drugs, a lot of drug dealers and a lot of guns are now off the streets as a result. Police armed with arrest warrants fanned out across the city on Monday to start rounding up the suspects. They hauled in 84 suspects - 7 of them teenagers.
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A multi-agency drug bust resulted in the arrest of 11 people allegedly associated with a distribution network in Kensington on Thursday morning, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office said. More than agents and officers were involved in the "Kensington Initiative," a targeted attempt to bring down major criminal drug organizations in a neighborhood plagued with addiction and homelessness. Most of the heroin — about , doses — was sold on Argyle Street less than two blocks from the intersection of Kensington and Allegheny avenues. Drug packaging paraphernalia was largely found at a residence on the block of Cardiff Street in Northeast Philadelphia, officials said. Each will be charged with at least one count of charges including corrupt organizations, conspiracy, possession with internet to deliver narcotics and simple possession, authorities said.
The drug unit served six search warrants in the past ten days; three residences in the City of Delavan, two residences in the Town of Darien and the Vegas Gentlemen's Club in the Town of Darien. Recovered from the search warrants was cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, drug paraphernalia and other items used to distribute illegal drugs. The following people have been arrested and are facing the noted charges: April A. Esquivel, age 36, residing in the City of Delavan, arrested on February 22, , and charged with 3 counts Delivery of Cocaine, 3 counts of Party to a Crime Delivery of Cocaine.