Detroit police arrest 2 men in $17M drug bust

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — Two men have been arrested Monday after police seized nearly $17 million worth of drugs at four locations in Detroit and West Bloomfield, authorities said.

Detroit Police Department's Major Violators, Gang Intel and Vice Enforcement units worked collectively and issued a search warrant for two businesses on Detroit's east side Detroit and two homes in West Bloomfield.

Police did not disclose the names of the locations but said the search warrant was carried out at two businesses in the 11900 block of East Warren Avenue near Chandler Park. 

Police confiscated a total of 34.17 kilograms (75 pounds) of narcotics. That includes 15.16 kilograms of cocaine, heroin and ecstasy and 19.01 kilograms of marijuana. 

Police placed a total street value of $16,996,420 on the haul. 

They also collected 11.5 kilograms of an inconclusive substance. 

During the operation, four vehicles, two handguns and $444,941 were also seized, police said.

The two male suspects, a 33-year-old and 36-year-old, were arrested and taken to the Detroit Detention Center for processing. The investigation is ongoing.
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