A huge heroin ring in New York City was busted this week by federal authorities, with them alleging that the sting was greatly a success due to the idiocy of the dealers showing off their lavish lives, funded by drug money, on Instagram…Of course. No one ever claimed that these guys were masterminds.
Over $2 million in cars and drugs in these idiots possession were seized, with the total amount of drugs including 12 kilos of heroin valued at $900,000…Oh, and also the fleet of luxury vehicles. Don’t forget those!
This group of men had set up relations with a Mexican cartel and would move their drugs through Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, according to the federal authorities.
The fleet of cars confiscated had such luxury cars like the Lamborghini Hurácan, Rolls Royce Ghost, Bentley, Audi R8 Spyder, Mercedes CLS63, Mercedes S550, Porsche Cayenne, Maserati, Range Rover Sport and BMW M4, totaling to just about $1million.
The supposed dealers didn’t just purchase cars for themselves, they did the ‘smart’ thing any high crime criminal would do, and showered luxurious gifts on their children, young girlfriends, and also their wives according to reports.
Among some of the more outrageous gifts taken, was a $3,000 Versace stroller for a defendant’s baby. These guys just didn’t care who saw their wealth pile up. They never let the thought cross their mind, I bet.
The same defendant who got that ridiculously over priced baby stroller, also got his wife a Rolex watch, Chanel handbag and Versace dress, with the alleged drug funds ‘earned’. Lopez aka Lou, had a very Merry Christmas buying an Audemars Piguet watch worth approximately $20,000, and a famed birthday adorned with a 256-gram piece of gold jewelry and diamond encrusted ring.
Now that they have lost everything due to negligence and stupidity of flaunting, the saying ‘easy come, easy go’ comes to mind. How profound.
Federal agents stated that: ‘The ill-gotten proceeds of the narcotics trafficking conspiracy will be subject to forfeiture.’
However authorities can’t appropriate the memories these knuckle heads have created, can they? When the crew wanted to just get away and relax, feds say they just threw cash at it and rented waterfront property in Miami.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill gave in statement, the reality of the situation:
‘The heroin epidemic is real. These defendants not only moved large amounts of heroin across the country — they carried firearms to protect their turf and extravagant lifestyle.’
Authorities say one of the defendants relied on a crew of the violent street gang the Young Gunnerz, also known as the YGs, based in the Bushwick, Brooklyn to give them protection while they went about their illicit business. O’Neill added that now they are gone, ‘New Yorkers are safer with this poison off the street.’
Each of the men are looking at a minimum of 10 years to life behind bars if convicted.
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