Philly Men Charged with Smuggling Heroin

Two brothers from Philadelphia were arrested and charged Tuesday with running a drug ring that smuggled 1,000 kilograms of heroin from Mexico to several American cities, including Philadelphia, Camden and Chicago. The Laredo Drug Trafficking Organization, allegedly led by 46-year-old Antonio Laredo and 31-year-old Ismael Laredo, reportedly hid the drugs in car batteries, bumpers, vehicle traps, and sealed fruit and vegetable cans, according to police. “This indictment and the arrests this morning are a significant victory in our efforts to combat drug trafficking,” U.S. Attorney David Memeger said. “Because of the persistent and collaborative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies across the country, a major supplier of heroin to the Philadelphia region is out of business.”