A Bad Week for Gangs


This past week the NYPD teamed up with dozens of different agencies and prosecutors in three gang round ups.  The department, since the return of Commissioner Bratton, has been focused on the worst offenders and combatting those actors, aggressively. This past week’s actions were the latest example of that focus.

  • Arrest of nearly two-dozen members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang, which were terrorizing the Bronx with murders and drug sales, as alleged in the charging documents. The subjects were arrested Wednesday.
  • A number of subjects in a drug organization were arrested in the 23rd Precinct. They were responsible for selling crack and oxycodone. In some cases, those charged also carried firearms.
  • Round up and charges against twenty individuals who were trafficking drugs on Hoe Avenue and Aldus Street in the Bronx. The case was a joint NYPD-FBI drug investigation with help from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office.

“This is the type of collaboration and targeted enforcement that helps keep the city safe,” said Police Commissioner William Bratton.