Hector Castro, Leader In Latino Healthcare, Target of Drug Bust


Twelve years ago, Dr. Hector Castro founded the first New York City health clinic dedicated to providing high-quality, bilingual care to the city's working class Latino population. On Tuesday, he was dragged from his home by police. An undercover investigation found that Castro, with the help of his assistant, had peddled $10 million worth of Oxycodone pills behind the clinic's walls.

Castro and his office manager, Patricia Valera (whose street name purportedly is "Kardashian"), are, reports New York's Daily News, accused of working with two interstate drug rings and then selling prescriptions for the powerful painkillers at $125 a pop through the Itzamna Medical Center.