Nearly 2 dozen arrests in Bronx gang bust

The News Leader

July 13, 2011 6:55:04 AM PDT
A violent neighborhood drug and gun gang was busted with the arrests of about 20 people in the Fordham section of the Bronx, according to police.

At least 13 members of the gang were rounded up during Wednesday morning raids, while other alleged members were arrested in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.

The suspects were charged with weapons possession, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, gun charges and marijuana possession.

The gang members are alleged to have used violence to intimidate residents of the neighborhood into allowing them to sell drugs and guns.

Several drug related homicides are also attributed to members of the group.