The Bensalem Police are continuing their streak of catching drug traffickers carrying staggering amounts of opioids. The latest bust has caught two legal resident alien men with enough heroin to bring in roughly $1,000,000.
Edgar A. Molina-Liriano, 33, and Juan Santos-Mendez, 27, were both arrested early afternoon on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, on charges they were delivering an entire kilo of heroin. The two lived in Philadelphia, but were arrested near the Neshaminy Mall for allegedly moving drugs between counties.
Unlike the trio of illegal aliens arrested in late October, the two men caught this past week had every right to live in the country and used their legal status to deal drugs to a vulnerable community.
Both Molina-Liriano and Juan Santos-Mendez were found with loaded handguns during the arrests, though the firearms were both registered and legally obtained. Molina-Liriano even acquired a concealed carry license from Philadelphia.
Investigators estimate the amount of heroin would total 100,000 dosage units if broken down into portions practical for mass distribution.
Since a massive opioid drug ring bust in September, the Bensalem Township Police working with federal authorities have netted a net worth of $3.5 million in opioids, both pills and raw heroin.
Each suspect in Wednesday’s investigation is being held in Bucks County Correctional Facility on bail set at $900,000, 10%.