A dozen members of a faction of the well-known Bloods gang were arrested in connection with a recent drug bust. The 12 are apparently members of the Mac Baller Brims and are facing drug charges for allegedly peddling heroin and crack cocaine in the Bronx, a Brooklyn housing project and a northeastern state. Police say a 32-year-old high-ranking member led the drug crime operation in East New York's Pink Houses, buying from a 45-year-old man who dealt drugs in the Bronx.
Among the items seized by the New York Police Department in a recent drug bust was a Lamborghini. The luxury car was accompanied by the additional seizure of $600,000 that cops say are the fruits of drug crime. The investigation into two deaths caused by overdoses of the illicit drug, fentanyl, culminated in the arrests of four New York City men. Authorities also say they confiscated about 20 pounds of drugs.
A man believed to be responsible for flooding the New York area with the dangerous drug fentanyl has been arrested, according to local sources. New York authorities closed in on the Mexican native after he was fingered by an undercover agent who says the man imported some 44 pounds of fentanyl into the area. The sentence for drug crime charges of this severity could see the man in prison for years if he is found guilty.
Twenty-eight people were recently arrested after a months-long investigation into drug dealings. The upstate New York drug squad, the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) made the arrests in an effort to curtail nationwide drug crime. Twenty-one men and seven women were taken into custody after authorities allegedly found they were involved in the trafficking and possession of illegal drugs, including crack cocaine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, fentanyl and various pharmaceuticals that are illegal to sell or to possess without a prescription.
One of New York's finest -- a police officer -- was recently arrested and is facing drug-related charges. The female officer was apparently under surveillance for some time. She was taken into custody and charged with trafficking heroin. Authorities say the New York Police Department officer's car was found with $50,000 in it after she returned from a trip to Massachusetts.
A man in Albany was arraigned in federal court on March 1 for alleged crimes, according to local sources. The 38-year-old New York man faces drug crime charges as well as firearms offenses. It is not clear whether he is still in police custody at this time, but it has been confirmed that the case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
A Bronx resident has been arrested for allegedly possessing enough fentanyl to kill a million people. Reportedly, the illicit drug was hidden with boxes of chili and fish. At first the police thought the drug was cocaine, but lab tests apparently identified it as fentanyl, which is about 50 times more powerful than heroin. The New York Police Department had apparently been watching the accused for a suspected drug crime for some time.
Nine men and two women are facing a number of charges in relation to the trafficking of heroin and fentanyl. The alleged New York drug crime took place on the streets of Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn as well as a neighboring state, according to police. The feds said that the group apparently even tried to tempt people who were in drug rehab. Police are still looking for one of the suspects as the other 10 are in custody.
The pungent odor of marijuana led police to a driver who, they say, was stashing the pot in his vehicle. The rookie New York Police Department officers drove by the man as he was about to enter his SUV, but purportedly hesitated when he spotted the police. Because of that, the rookies, who were being trained by a veteran cop, stopped to investigate. They say they discovered marijuana in his vehicle, and the man is now facing a drug possession charge.
An ex con is facing a battery of charges, including murder, in connection with an incident at a bar recently. The 30-year-old was nabbed by police in Harlem after he allegedly shot a man in the head at a popular Times Square bar, after the man spoke to the girlfriend of the accused outside the bar. The New York resident is also charged with criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell. Police said he had the drugs on him at the time of his arrest.