Two more suspects apprehended in Delaware’s ‘Operation Duck Hunt’

(L)Sohail Zeeshan

(L)Sohail Zeeshan

Two wanted individuals have been arrested for alleged crimes connected to a Delaware drug ring.

Two individuals wanted in connection to a large scale heroin operation in Delaware have been apprehended, according to Delaware State Police.

Customs and Border Protection, with the assistance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Homeland Security, arrested Sohail Zeeshan, 39, of Rehoboth on May 23rd when he attempted to catch a bus at the Canadian border to re-enter the U.S.

On Friday, Linda Mcglotten, 49, of Milford turned herself in at court in Georgetown.

Last month 13 individuals were charged with 77 criminal offenses for their alleged role in heroin distribution and money laundering.

Eleven Suspects were indicted by the Sussex County Grand Jury as part of the investigation. Six of them—including Zeeshan and Mcglotten—had not been found by police.

Thirteen local and federal agencies were involved in the two-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Duck Hunt,” that concluded in May.

Police say alleged ring leader Deangelo Mcglotten distributed heroin into Kent and Sussex Counties, along with Timothy Felix and Adrian Coverdale.  The investigation revealed the proceeds also allegedly were laundered by Salman Choudhary through casinos, businesses and personal properties, according to police. 

Seven search and seizure warrants on two separate dates led to the confiscation of 116,675 bags of heroin with a street value of more than $1.1 million, more than $200,000 cash and seized assets, about $50,000 worth of jewelry, 23 cars valued around $250,000 and several weapons.

Police say the second drug seizure, on May 11th, is one of the largest single seizure of pre-packaged heroin in Delaware history, collecting more than 74,000 bags of heroin, which has a $740,000 street value.  

Zeeshan was taken to the Buffalo City Police Department, and extradited to Delaware on Wednesday. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Center in Georgetown in default of a $75,000 cash bond.

Zeeshan is charged with organized crime and racketeering, two counts of fraud and false statements, two counts of knowingly engaged in transactions with proceeds of criminal activity and seven counts of money laundering.

Mcglotten was charged with racketeering three counts of money laundering. She also was committed to the Sussex Correctional Center in default of $75,000.00 cash bond.

The following suspects were indicted by the Sussex County Grand Jury in connection with the investigation and have not been located at this time;

Reginald Mcglotten, 30, of Millsboro

Obrien Morris, 26, of Millsboro

Luis Manzanet-Garlaza, 27, of Milford

Anyone with information on the location of the wanted individuals are asked to contact Sgt. M. Dawson at 302-752-3815.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending an anonymous tip via text message to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

 

 

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