A joint operation between the New Jersey State Police and the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force yielded the recovery of $2.4 million worth of heroin from four Mexican drug cartel members who were staying in a Secaucus hotel, authorities said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
New Jersey State Police and the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (DETF), which is comprised of agents and officers from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York City Police Department, and New York State Police, arrested four men and seized 31 kilograms of heroin on Monday, police said.
State Police and the DETF were investigating members of a Mexican drug trafficking organization based in the New Jersey/New York area, officials said.
Based on information gathered as a result of a 3-month investigation, troopers and DETF members executed a search warrant for a hotel room at the Extended Stay America at 1 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, authorities said.
As result of the search, investigators seized 31 kilograms of heroin valued at $2.4 million, more than $14,000 cash, and arrested four men.
Oscar Rene Felix, 38, of Menifee, C.A., was charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin with cash bail set at $1 million.
John Ulloa, 35, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin with cash bail set at $750,000.
Anthony Ross Koon, 54, of Pueblo, C.O., was charged with possession of heroin, and possession with intent to distribute with cash bail set at $1 million.
Alan Martin Alderman, 71, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was charged with possession of heroin and possession with intent to distribute with cash bail set at $750,000.
All four suspects were held in Hudson County Jail in Kearny, police said.
This case will be prosecuted by the Division of Criminal Justice under the Office of the Attorney General.