$8.5M in drugs seized in largest heroin bust in Ga.’s history

Photo via DEA Atlanta Twitter.

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UPDATED 2:00 PM PT – Thursday, August 13, 2020

In the largest heroin bust Georgia has ever seen, DEA officials seized a massive amount of drugs this week in Atlanta. Authorities confiscated 170 kilograms of heroin, along with cocaine, marijuana, 41 guns and more than a million dollars in cash.

The estimated street value of the drugs was around $8.5 million.

Earlier this week, agents also announced the arrest of 46-year-old Antonio DeShawn Daniels, also known as “Freckleface Shawn.” He’s since been indicted on federal charges.

According to officials, Daniels was one of the cartel’s top suppliers.

“This investigation has ties all the way up to the highest cartel activities in Mexico, and Mr. Daniels is a part of that. Due to COVID, a lot of people who are willing to do criminal activities think that police are not out there. This is a perfect example that our everyday heroes and law enforcement agencies have been out there every single day, despite the dangers, to enforce the law in keeping these poisonous and dangerous materials from our streets.” – Byung J. “Bjay” Pak, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

Officials believe his arrest will affect drug trafficking in the area for years.

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