Wednesday, September 13, 2006

22 High-Level Gang Members of the Crips Arrested in New Jersey

In a series of sweeps over the last 24 hours, members of the Crips street gang, responsible for the distribution of crack cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and illegal firearms in East Orange, Irvington and Newark were arrested.

Authorities confirmed that along with the 22 arrests, half a kilo of crack cocaine, 500 ecstasy pills, heroin, $8,500 in U.S. currency and 16 guns were seized throughout the investigation. During the arrests, a 9mm and .38 caliber handguns, a shotgun, a bulletproof vest and approximately 40 grams of crack cocaine were seized.

The U.S. Attorney, Christopher J. Christie, credited the collaborative efforts of the FBI, the Essex County Sheriff Department, and the Newark, Irvington and East Orange Police Departments for the investigation of the case.


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