Police say a sting operation took down a number of gang members who were allegedly dealing in narcotics and involved in gun crime. The New York Police Department dubbed the almost two-year investigation Operation Gang Green, which culminated in 15 arrests in connection with drug crime and weapons in the city. Cops seized a number of cars that were allegedly used to transport drugs and weapons, as well as $80,000 in cash during they described as the shakeup of a local gang operation in which 11 of the 15 arrested were members of a Dominican street gang.
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A 29-year-old Bronx man has been charged with drug and gun crimes after allegedly selling guns to an undercover police officer. One of those guns was said to be a semi-automatic rifle. The sale of illegal weapons in New York carries with it severe consequences if those accused are found guilty. The accused in this instance is facing 146 counts regarding various crimes. Cops were involved in an investigation for months trying to halt the sale of illegal weapons on New York streets.
A 21-year-old man with no fixed address had some time in front of a judge recently. The man was charged with the rape of a woman from Queens who had just dropped her child off at school. It is alleged that the accused also allegedly broke the woman's neck in the incident. Prosecutors said the woman was attacked so viciously she was barely recognizable.
In an attempt to thwart the sale of illegal narcotics that resulted in six overdoses in 16 months, the city recently filed a lawsuit to shutter a Staten Island apartment. The Graniteville complex is home to a New York residence which is allegedly a major drug crime scene where two deaths have occurred among the overdoses. Illegal drugs have also been sold out of the home, according to the authorities.