Though it is not known whether or not sweeps are connected, the national war on gangs is in full swing in the United States. Recently, massive gang busts were executed in New York City. 30 people were arrested in Harlem and 120 were arrested in the Bronx, in what is called the biggest gang sweep in the city’s history. Scores of alleged Chicago gangsters were blitzed last week, along with several businesses being shuttered. RICO charges were brought against a swath of Detroit Bloods in recent weeks. Today, reports are coming out of Atlanta that 32 Gangster Disciples have been named in a sweeping federal indictment.
According to The Daily Journal, “The indictment says the alleged gang members engaged in multiple acts of murder, robbery, extortion, and drug trafficking, as well as wire fraud and financial institution fraud.” In an added twist, the indictment names Vancito Gumbs, claiming that he banged GD while serving as a police officer for Dekalb County.
According to the unsealed 85-count indictment, the arrests were part of a multi-state federal investigation into the Gangster Disciples gang. Officials believe that as many as 48 people in Georgia and Tennessee are under arrest, with other arrests possible in other states.
The indictment alleges that the suspected GD’s “were involved in criminal activity in states across the country.” The US Attorney in Atlanta is scheduled for a news conference regarding the sting at 1 PM. We will bring you more as information comes out.