Feds: 10 arrested in 2 drug busts in western New York

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve busted separate heroin and cocaine rings operating in two western New York cities.

Federal prosecutors and agents joined local law enforcement officials in Buffalo on Thursday to announce that a total of 10 people had been arrested and charged with trafficking drugs in neighboring Erie and Chautauqua counties.

Officials say the Buffalo operation distributed heroin, while the one operating out of Dunkirk was involved with cocaine trafficking.

Authorities say busting up the two major drug rings resulted in the seizure of large amounts of cocaine and heroin, $175,000 in cash and a fully automatic assault rifle

Investigators say the Buffalo-based ring was servicing up to 200 heroin users a day.

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