The FBI recently announced it has arrested 11 individuals they claim are members of a Yonkers gang for alleged narcotics and weapons charges. According to an FBI press release, the 11 individuals are accused of being members of the Two Gunz Up gang from Riverdale Avenue. Authorities further allege a long-term investigation, spanning from 2006 to October 2013, discovered the individuals were conspiring to distribute, and possessing with intent to distribute, crack cocaine and marijuana. Eight of the 11 individuals who were arrested were also charged with possessing and discharging firearms.
Police in Brooklyn recently arrested five men as part of a drug ring that ceased operating for Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath day. According to law enforcement, the men apparently texted customers a warning that would stop dealing drugs around sundown Friday. The five men, who ranged in age from 25 to 38-years-old, sent out texts to over 50 people advertising the holiday shutdown and also advertising a particular brand of heroin. The men have been indicted for possession with intent to sell and for conspiracy. The men are accused of selling heroin, oxycontin, cocaine, and other drugs. They allegedly obtained over 23,000 oxycodone pills worth up to $460,000 using stolen prescription sheets and also were in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. The men are currently in prison awaiting bail.