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Major trafficker taken down by New York State Police

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In a significant crackdown on drug trafficking, New York State Police, alongside the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force and other agencies, arrested 60-year-old Juan Rondon from the Bronx on March 20. Rondon faces charges of operating as a major trafficker and multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, highlighting a major victory against drug-related crimes in the area.


The arrest followed a targeted investigation that led to the execution of a search warrant at Rondon’s residence. Authorities discovered approximately 12 kilograms of cocaine and 3 million dollars in cash, showcasing the extent of Rondon’s illicit activities. This operation underscores the collaborative effort among law enforcement to combat narcotics distribution in New York.

Acting Superintendent Steven G. James commended the cooperative endeavor that led to Rondon’s capture and the seizure of a substantial amount of drugs and money. He emphasized the impact of such operations in saving lives and curtailing the violence associated with drug trafficking, reaffirming the commitment of the New York State Police and its partners to maintaining community safety.