On May 19, authorities in New York City announced that they had seized a record amount of heroin in a single drug bust. After a year-long investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration allegedly discovered 154 pounds of heroin hidden in secret compartments in a Chevrolet Suburban. The drugs have a reported street value of $50 million.
The investigation reportedly involved surveillance and multiple wiretaps. Two men received drug charges after they were taken into custody on May 17. DEA agents had reportedly listened to wiretapped phone calls and learned that the two men were planning to pick up a load of heroin from a warehouse in New Jersey. The men were accompanied to the warehouse by a woman who later drove to the Bronx by herself with the heroin.