2017-07-19 / Front Page

Queens Drug Trafficker Busted

By Liz Goff

Police on Long Island busted open a major heroin pipeline on July 12th and arrested a 35-year-old Jackson Heights man who ran the drug enterprise.

A spokesperson for the Suffolk District Attorney’s office said Oswaldo Alfaro ran the enterprise from his apartment at 33-51 73rd Street in Jackson Heights, where he tapped into a pipeline of heroin and cocaine that was delivered to two stash houses in Suffolk County, the spokesperson said.

Alfaro collected $12,000 from his network of runners for each delivery of the drugs, authorities said. The low-level drug runners had a regular routine, selling the drugs on the street, 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight, authorities said.

At least a dozen street level drug dealers were also arrested on July 12th, according to the DA spokesperson.

Prosecutors allege that Alfaro obtained his heroin stash from Elmhurst drug distributor Juan Montoya, 27. Alfaro was supplied cocaine by Little Neck resident, Giovanni Delarosa, prosecutors said. Both men were arrested in simultaneous raids on July 12th, authorities said.

Narcotics cops in Queens and on Long Island executed a number of search warrants on July 12th, targeting the homes of Alfaro’s associates in Brentwood and Central Islip on Long Island and Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona and Little Neck, Queens, where they seized a total of $125,000 cash, one kilogram of heroin, 90 grams of crack cocaine, 195 grams of marijuana, three guns, Rolex watches and high-end vehicles including a Mercedes Benz, a BMW and Aston Martin, police said.

Cops said there were a total of eight young children living in the stash houses in Brentwood and Central Islip, Long Island.

Alfaro was charged with one count of operating as a major trafficker, one count of conspiracy and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

“Alfaro personally delivered 240 bags of heroin to Central Islip and to Brentwod an average of every three days,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. He was a hard “task master” who chastised his workers if sales were down, Spota said.

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