The Bensalem Township Police are at it again, this time clearing another million dollars worth of opioids from the street. The arrests come just more than a month after the same department made a drug ring bust of $1.2 million worth of opioids in late September.
On October 27th, three Mexican Nationals were arrested during a joint operation between the DEA Task Force and Bensalem Investigators on the 2600 block of Lincoln Highway. Authorities have Daniel Guillen, Emilio Ornelas-Jacobo, and Juan Carlos Villegas-Estudillo in custody on related charges.
Authorities seized two kilograms of raw heroin hidden in a speaker system. All three suspects were sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of bail set at 10% of $1,000,000.
On October 16th, officers stopped a motorist driving a 2015 Toyota Highlander traveling northbound on Interstate-95 north of the Street Road exit for an equipment violation. Police noticed the vehicle had indicators similar to those associated with drug trafficking.
A K-9 unit sniffed around the outside of the SUV while the driver, Julissa Gonzalez, waited in anticipation. The K-9 officer displayed signs they had a scent and police searched the car, finding an entire kilogram of raw heroin. Gonzalez’s bail is set at $200,000.
The street value of the three kilograms of raw heroin collected between both arrests is estimated at more than $1 million.