DA: 84 indicted in 'biggest gang takedown in Bronx history'
District Attorney Darcel Clark and New York city officials announced what they described as the largest gang takedown in Bronx history Thursday afternoon.
According to Clark, four gangs in the borough formed an "alliance of evil that carved a path of destruction from the West Bronx to New England."
She says the gangs would sell drugs in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and return to the Bronx with firearms purchased in New England. The suspects have also been linked to 22 shootings that wounded an additional three innocent bystanders in Fordham, Tremont and Highbridge.
Clark announced that 84 people were indicted from four West Bronx-based gangs. Those gangs used the names the Eden Boys, the UGs, the RGs and Miami Ave.
Authorities say they seized 15 guns and 16 kilograms of drugs that included cocaine and heroin.
The 84 indicted suspects face a total of 386 charges. Thirty-one were arrested Wednesday, 37 were in custody on related charges, and police say 16 of them remain at large.
So far, 58 have been charged as major traffickers, which carries a penalty of up to life in prison.