New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Seizes Approximately 800 Kilograms of Cocaine In Bronx, New York
Anthony P. Placido, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, announced today the arrest of 3 individuals and the seizure of approximately 800 kilograms of cocaine in the Throggs Neck section of Bronx, New York.
On the evening of January 16, 2003, members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force comprised of law enforcement officers from the DEA, NYPD and NYSP observed suspicious activity during their presence in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. Surveillance was initiated and further investigation lead to the arrest of three individuals Wilfredo Tineo, Christobal Paulino, Jose Perez and the seizure of approximately 800 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of 16 million dollars.
Special Agent in Charge Anthony P. Placido stated "This is yet another fine example of the outstanding cooperation of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. This investigation was the result of keen observations and coordination of the law enforcement agencies involved. The Drug Enforcement Administration will continue in its mission to disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking organizations."