Thursday, July 31, 2008

Police Arrest 22 Alleged Gang Members In Queens

NY1 - Police recently arrested nearly two dozen people after a ten-month investigation of Queens gang members.

Richard Brown, the borough's district attorney, says 22 people were arrested on drug and gun charges as part of a large scale investigation focused on trafficking activities by members of the Bloods street gang.

Authorities say among those arrested were 19 alleged members, including the alleged leader and his wife.

"I think it's fair to say that this investigation is another example of police and prosecutors working together to reduce drug dealing and gang-based violence that all too often plagues our neighborhoods," said Brown.

The investigation also led to the arrest of suspects wanted in connection with two homicides and a robbery.

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