Two arrested in East Boston after seizure of 42 pounds of heroin

Miguel Antonio Rivera, 35, of Chelsea and Santa Cruz, 49, of Norwalk, CT, face arraignment in East Boston District Court today following their arrests yesterday afternoon on Sumner Street, where Boston and State Police seized more than 42 pounds of heroin, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The feds have gotten involved - DEA took possession of the substance for analysis and followup investigation, while ICE has asked that Rivera be put on ice as they investigate his immigration status, the DA's office says. Police estimate the street value of the heroin at $5 million, but the DA's office says that could change depending on the purity value set by DEA.

Innocent, etc.

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