SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) — Police arrested two brothers they called “major dealers” and seized more than 18,000 bags of heroin during a raid on an apartment in a Springfield high-rise.

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Heroin seized by police (Image credit: Springfield police)

Drug squad officers executed a search warrant at the apartment in the Chestnut Park Tower on Thursday following a lengthy investigation into what police called a “drug packaging and distribution center.”

The raid also yielded more than 800 grams of raw heroin that police say would produce an additional 40,000 bags, as well as smaller amounts of cocaine and marijuana.

Officers found more than $10,000 in cash, a 9 mm handgun as well as drug packaging materials.

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Money seized by police in the drug bust (Image credit: Springfield police)

“This arrest will make a significant dent in this Heroin trafficking ring,” police said.

The brothers, 33-year-old Dariel Grullon and 35-year-old Dario Grullon, face arraignment Friday on drug and weapons charges. It could not be determined if they have a lawyer.

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The brothers that police are calling “major drug dealers” (Image credit: Springfield police)

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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