July 13, By Christian Murray
A Jackson Heights man who was the head of a major heroin ring across Queens and Long Island was arrested Tuesday along with 12 of his underlings, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
Oswaldo Alfaro, 35, ran the enterprise out of his 33-51 73rd Street apartment, where he tapped into a pipeline of heroin and cocaine and then distributed it to two stash houses in Suffolk County, Long Island.
“Alfaro personally delivered 240 bags of heroin to Central Islip and to Brentwood an average of every three days,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said in a statement.
He would collect $12,000 in cash for those deliveries from his network of runners who were reselling the drugs to narcotics users from 8 am through midnight every day, according to the District Attorney’s office. Many of those dealers were also arrested Tuesday.
Alfaro allegedly got his supply of heroin from Elmhurst resident Juan Montoya, 27, according to the DA. His cocaine supply came via Giovanni Delarosa, who lives in Little Neck. Both men were arrested.
Spota said Alfaro was a “task master” who “chastised his employees if sales were down.”
The police executed six search warrants targeting network members’ homes. Those warrants were executed in Brentwood, Central Islip, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona and Little Neck.
In total, police seized $125,000 in cash, one kilogram of heroin, 90 grams of crack cocaine, 195 grams of marijuana, three guns, Rolex watches, and nine high-end vehicles, including an Aston Martin, BMW and Mercedes Benz.
Authorities said the drugs were stored in two homes, one in Central Islip and one in Brentwood. There was a total of eight children living in those homes.
Oswald was charged with one count of “operating as a major trafficker,” one count of “conspiracy,” and two counts of “criminal possession of a controlled substance.”