Massive drug bust in New York City had Arizona ties

Posted at 10:23 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 07:34:12-04

More than a dozen people are accused of transported drugs from Phoenix to New York City.

Authorities say they seized cocaine, heroin, $190,000, luxury cars and an expensive watch during raids in recent weeks.

The group, nicknamed "the family affair" by police, is run by two brothers and their cousins. They're accused of supplying drugs to dealers in several states including New York, Illinois, Maine, Maryland and Virginia.

According to officials, the drugs were being brought from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York.

The family allegedly stored the drugs in New York City and then distributed them to dealers across the country over the last year and a half.