Boston Police Bust Major Fentanyl Operation

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police, in a coordinated effort with the DEA, FBI, Brockton Police and Massachusetts State Police, have taken down a large-scale drug operation, seizing a cache of fentanyl, cash and guns.

More than 5,800 grams of the deadly opioid fentanly — which is up to 100 times more potent than morphine — were seized from two different locations in Brockton and Roxbury. That's enough to cause millions of overdoses.

Boston Police say the multi-month investigation focused on the illegal distribution on fentanyl in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Roxbury. BPD and their partners executed simultaneous warrants Thursday, including the vehicle and homes of one of the targets, 29-year-old Alan Soto of Brockton. At those residences in Brockton and Hyde Park officers seized more than 5,100 grams of fentanyl, four firearms, and $27,000 in cash.

At a storage unit on Southhampton St. in Roxbury officers also discovered a mobile fentanyl processing lab and seized another 600 grams of fentanyl, and several rounds of various ammunition.

Police also arrested 28-year-old Cruz Budhai-Soto of Brockton.

Both suspects are scheduled to appear in Roxbury District Court on numerous drug and firearm charges.

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