Drugs were labeled with photo of late kingpin Pablo Escobar
NEW YORK (AP) — Drug enforcement officials in New York say they’ve seized narcotics labeled with a photo of infamous Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said Monday agents found 77 pounds (35 kilograms) of suspected heroin mixed with fentanyl during a search of an apartment in Harlem. They valued the drugs at more than $10 million.
Investigators said some of the kilos were wrapped in tape with photos of Escobar and labels reading “Pablo” and “Escobar.”
Ray Donovan heads the DEA’s New York City office. He says agents also made two arrests and seized $200,000.
Escobar was the ruthless boss of the Medellin cartel and was once considered the “king of cocaine.” He died in 1993.
He was a subject of the popular “Narcos” series on Netflix.