Feds raid Spuyten Duyvil apartment looking for drugs

Law enforcement say they found 20 kilos of fentanyl/heroin


Federal law enforcement officials raided an apartment in Spuyten Duyvil this morning they suspect to be a narcotics packaging and distribution operation.

A task force from the U.S. Marshal's office out of New Jersey executed an arrest warrant for a woman at an apartment at 536 Kappock St.. When they got inside the unit, however, they reportedly found what they believed to be 20 kilos of fentanyl/heroin, according to a spokeswoman from the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. 

That brought in the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, which reportedly seized a large amount of narcotics, as well as a large amount of money and equipment used in the packing of narcotics. And there was a money counter, too, the spokeswoman said.  

Arrested were Aracely Ortiz and Jonathan Corona. No other details were released about them, but they are expected to be arraigned in a Manhattan criminal court on Thursday. .

Neighbors watched as law enforcement agencies carried out boxes and bags from the Kappock Street building after lunchtime on Wednesday, although some say feds were there as early as sunrise. 

CORRECTION: The  original arrest warrant was for a woman, and the charges were unspecified. An earlier version of this story provided incorrect information.

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