NYPD detectives say they knew there was something fishy about Johnny De Los Santos-Martinez, so they followed him in the Bronx and ultimately discovered up to $10 million worth of the deadly drug fentanyl in his possession. Santos-Martinez, 35, was tailed last Thursday to Leland Avenue and Archer Street in the Parkchester section of the Bronx. That’s where they observed him in a 2017 white Acura MDX and noticed two boxes in the back seat.
A search warrant revealed two coolers were inside the boxes containing fish that was sliced up — and wrapped around kilos of the deadly opioid fentanyl. Police said the brick-shaped packages containing fentanyl were sealed tight with green plastic. There were four kilos in the containers; three of them were covered with the fish. Another kilo was hidden in a vacuum-sealed package of what appeared to be chili. Detectives from the NYPD’s Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad spearheaded the investigation.