Shocked contractor stumbles across staggering $11 MILLION worth of heroin, ... trends now
A contractor hired to renovate a home stumbled upon a staggering $11 million worth of drugs and a stockpile of firearms and ammunition inside an abandoned building.
The unnamed construction contractor was tasked with refurbishing a home in Bellrose in the New York City borough of Queens, which was secretly housing millions in heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and deadly weapons.
The drugs were initially found in May, with officials on Wednesday announcing the arrest of suspected kingpin Victor Rodriguez, 43.
'One can’t even calculate how many lives would have been cut short or ruined by the millions of dollars worth of lethal narcotics and deadly weapons,' Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz told a press conference.
'Our families, friends and neighborhoods are all safer thanks to this massive seizure.'
Over $11 million of narcotics and a slew of deadly weapons (pictured) were found inside an abandoned Queens home
Victor Rodriguez, 43, faces 112 criminal counts after allegedly masterminding a scheme to distribute the slew of narcotics across the Big Apple
Among the items seized included fentanyl and untraceable 'ghost guns'
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz (pictured at a press conference on Wednesday) announced Rodriguez's arrest, declaring: 'Our families, friends and neighborhoods are all safer thanks to this massive seizure'