If you haven’t been following, law enforcement agencies around the nation have been going HAM on various gangs. Mass gang busts have been carried out in New York City, Chicago and California in recent weeks, and the trend continues. This time dozens of suspected gang members in Boston and surrounding Massachusetts towns face federal and state firearms and drug charges, according to CBS Boston.
The indictment is the result of a 14-month long investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). The probe initially focused on the 18th St. gang, but over time, other sets–E Street Money, Orion Heights, and the Boylston Street gang–were added into the mix. From Wednesday night into Thursday morning, an army of more than 400 local, state and federal law enforcement officers took the streets of Boston, Brockton, Chelsea and other areas. Out of the 66 alleged gang members indicted, 40 were arrested during the blitz. A total of 75 guns have been seized so far.
Since all of the alleged gangsters named in the indictment were not apprehended during the raids, it is reasonable to believe that law enforcement isn’t finished, yet.