Bronx Factories Making ‘Hot Sauce’ and ‘Cristal’ Were Misleading

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Bags of heroin seized by the Thai narcotic police department are seen on display before being incinerated in Ayutthaya on September 17, 2011. Yingluck Shinawatra has announced the government will begin an urgent anti-drugs campaign. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI/2011 AFP

Those were just two brands of heroin being processed at a pair of Bronx buildings, each producing about three kilos — or $1.5 million — a week. Eleven uniformed assembly-line workers were arrested in a recent bust, which, in addition to "Hot Sauce" and "Cristal," turned up creatively stamped drugs like Lady Blue, Redd Fox, and Cartier, all of which were probably the same.