UPDATED: man who slipped out of police custody after LIC drug bust apprehended

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NYPD Crime Stoppers announced that police have recaptured Mohamed Saleh, 32, who was able to slip through the fingers of law enforcement on his way to the 114th Precinct following a drug sting in Queensbridge Houses on Jan. 29.

Saleh was with multiple people in a first floor apartment of 41-14 12th St. at around 9 p.m. when cops responded to a call at the location and began taking people into custody on drug-related offenses, according to NYPD.

Cops said Saleh was in custody and being transported to the precinct but fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information in regard a criminal at large is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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