New Bedford police arrest two brothers in drug raid

“This latest raid is a clear indication that the NBPD is not letting up on its aggressive approach to ensuring these deadly drugs are taken off our streets,” said Chief Joseph Cordeiro.
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – New Bedford police arrested two brothers on drug trafficking and firearm offenses.

Detectives in New Bedford seized 47.5 grams of fentanyl, 53.9 grams of crack cocaine, a stolen handgun, 17 bullets, and $13,947 from a Sylvia Court apartment.

Police said Giovanny Acevedo, 32, and his brother Rey, 33 were both arrested and charged with trafficking and firearm offenses.

According to New Bedford police, Giovanny Acevedo has an open drug trafficking case in Dartmouth from October 2020.

“This latest raid is a clear indication that the NBPD is not letting up on its aggressive approach to ensuring these deadly drugs are taken off our streets,” said Chief Joseph Cordeiro.

“We will continue to utilize all our resources in identifying dealers and shutting them down,” he added.

This comes one day after the City’s largest drug bust, where $400,000 worth of fentanyl was seized from a home on Phillips Road. 

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