Over a dozen members of a "major narcotics organization" have been arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine and heroin through JFK airport, and "pump[ing] huge quantities" of the drugs into New York and the surrounding region, the Nassau County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday.

In total, 17 people have been charged for their role in the drug ring, which allegedly brought cocaine and heroin on commercial flights from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, to JFK. The drugs were said to be smuggled in "false sided suitcases," and stored at trap houses in Queens and Nassau counties.

Following an 18-month investigation, investigators executed search warrants on Tuesday, seizing approximately three and a half kilograms of cocaine and four ounces of heroin. They also grabbed approximately $115,000 in cash, two defaced guns, money counters, kilogram presses, packaging equipment, a Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and a Richard Mille watch, authorities said.

"The defendants, several of whom are related, allegedly distributed narcotics at the kilogram level with profits estimated at $50,000-$75,000 per week," according to Nassau County DA Madeline Singas. "The group allegedly supplied major dealers on Long Island, New York City, Upstate New York, Chicago, Maine, Maryland and Virginia. The family members drive luxury cars, such as Porsche, Mercedes and BMWs, and live and work together in four separate locations in Nassau and Queens Counties."

The defendants—who reside in Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens—face a slew of charges in the eight-count indictment, including operating as a major trafficker, criminal possession, conspiracy.

Lyonel Beaubrun, the alleged leader of the network, is charged with operating as a major trafficker. He faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

"A clear message is being sent to these drug dealers that we have no tolerance for this type of illegal activity and that we are focused on keeping our children and families safe no matter where you reside," Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said in a statement. "The large quantities of these illegal narcotics being distributed is concerning and we have been able to take another organized narcotics ring and its members off the streets."