Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Teddy Ruxpin has Gone Bad...

Thirty-three pounds of Heroin worth an estimated $30 million were seized by Drug Enforcement Administration agents over the weekend.

DEA agents say they arrested 12 suspects in the Bronx who were allegedly using Build-A-Bear stuffed toys to conceal baggies of heroine.

Investigators believe the suspects were selling hundreds of thousands of bags stamped with brand names such as "Barack Obama" and "Swine Flu."

DEA Special Agent in Charge John P. Gilbride stated, "To transport heroin, which is poison to our children, in teddy bears is an indication of how those arrested devalue the life of our children."

On Friday, a team from the DEA's New York Drug Enforcement Task Force-comprised of DEA Special Agents, New York Police Department detectives and New York State Troopers--- and Investigators from the Special Narcotics Prosecutors Office's, seized approximately $150,000 in United States currency, 15 kilos of heroin and arrested 12 defendants.

Full story here.

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