NEW BEDFORD — Two brothers were arrested and fentanyl, crack cocaine and a handgun were seized in a raid of a Sylvia Court apartment by New Bedford Police.

On Monday, February 22, New Bedford Police Narcotics and Gang Unit detectives seized approximately 47.5 grams of fentanyl, 53.9 grams of crack cocaine, a stolen large capacity handgun, 17 bullets, and $13,947 in cash at 1 Sylvia Court, Apt. 2.

The target of the search warrant was Giovanny Acevedo, 32. Acevedo and his brother Rey Acevedo, 33, were both arrested and charged with trafficking and firearm offenses. Giovanny Acevedo currently has an open case out of Third District Court for a drug trafficking case made by Dartmouth Police in October of last year.

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Detective Stephen Gwozdz investigated the case.

“This latest raid is a clear indication that the NBPD is not letting up on its aggressive approach to ensuring these deadly drugs are taken off our streets,” Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro said.

This raid falls on the heels of New Bedford’s largest drug seizure in the history of the department over the weekend when $400,000 worth of fentanyl was seized at 2100 Phillips Rd.

“We will continue to utilize all our resources in identifying dealers and shutting them down,” Cordeiro said.

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