Providence Police make largest drug bust in state history

By News Staff


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Providence Police held a press conference Tuesday regarding the largest drug bust in Rhode Island state history.

Officers seized 23 kilograms (nearly 53 pounds) of heroin from an apartment on Jewell Street on Friday

Police said the drugs were stuffed inside of school bus seat cushions.

45–year–old Jose Figuero Rosales was arrested in connection with the bust.

According to Police, if the drugs had made it to the street, they would have had a value of up to $6 million once cut with adulterants by street dealers.

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