Mexican Drug Kingpin Indicted in New York For Allegedly Trafficking Enough Fentanyl to Kill 10 Million People

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Zarine Kharazian

On March 27, 2018, New York officials announced the indictment of a Mexico-based drug kingpin and five codefendants allegedly involved in a conspiracy to traffic and distribute large quantities of fentanyl to the New York City area. The indictment, filed by the City of New York’s office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, charges Francisco Quiroz-Zamora aka “Gordo,” 41, with Operating as a Major Trafficker, as well as Conspiracy in the Second Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree. The first is New York State’s top narcotics charge.