Bronx, New York (WABC) — In this episode of OT Eyewitness News, we provide disturbing new details about a Bronx day care center where children were exposed to fentanyl.
The operator of the day care center let children “nap” on play mats with a kilogram of fentanyl hidden underneath, according to the criminal complaint.
Day care center owners Grei Mendez and Carlisto Acevedo Brito were both taken into custody and both now face federal drug charges.
Police are still searching for Mendez’s husband, who they said was seen on video carrying two daycare bags full of shopping before officers arrived.
Authorities believe the children were exposed to fentanyl pellets throughout the day at day care on Friday. A 1-year-old boy died.
Eyewitness News reporter Sonya Rincon has been following these developments closely.
Here are the other major headlines from Tuesday’s show:
Biden and Ukrainian President Zelensky speak at United Nations General Assembly
It’s the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.
President Joe Biden delivered a major speech before world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly. The backdrop is Russia’s war in Ukraine, tensions with China and current and future threats from climate change. Eyewitness News reporter Morgan Norwood reports from the United Nations on the president’s remarks and more from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Westchester County man released from Iran relieved to return
After returning stateside, five Americans held in Iranian custody arrived in Washington, D.C., early Tuesday morning, including Siamak Namazi, the longest-serving American prisoner — literally , he was imprisoned for nearly eight years. He was greeted by his parents and brother, who had been waiting for this day for years. Namazi’s uncle, Hushang Namazi, who watched it all from his home in Yonkers, summed up the feeling as “on top of the world” after “eight years of pain.”
Amazon seasonal workers
Amazon said it will hire 250,000 workers this holiday season and pledged to make its largest annual investment in hourly wages ever. The company will spend more than $1 billion to raise wages for employees, bringing average hourly wages to more than $20 an hour. Holiday jobs include part-time and full-time jobs in fulfillment centers and shipping departments. Joining us in overtime is Ofori Agboka, Amazon’s vice president of global operations, people, experience and technology.
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