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DEA Raid Nabs 11 Kilos of Narcotics — Including Fentanyl — in Ardsley Home

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On March 1 federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration raided an Ardsley home at 129 Euclid Ave. Five people have been arrested as a result of the Friday morning bust, which seized 5 kilograms of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, as well as an additional 6 kilograms of heroin.


Photos courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration


Clockwise from top left: Dionell Duarte Hernandez, Braulio Mata, Ramon Aracena Alfe, Yarly Mendoza-Delorbe, Jose Garcia

According to Special Agent Erin Mulvey, a public information officer with the DEA, three of the suspects lived at the house: Braulio Mata (31), Jose Garcia (44), and Yarly Mendoza-Delorbe. All three have been charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin and fentanyl.

Two others, Ramon Aracena Alfe (47) of Mount Vernon and Dionell Duarte Hernandez (32) of New York City have respectively been charged with possession, and possession and resisting arrest.


Left: Agents bag 2 kilograms of narcotics as evidence; Right: A kilo press

“Fentanyl is one of the deadliest threats on the streets today,” says DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan. “The fentanyl alone has the potency to kill nearly over two million people. I commend the men and women in the Task Force and Tactical Diversion Squad for their quick and efficient investigation into this organization and their diligence to the safety of the residents living nearby.”