More than a dozen members of the Bloods gang living in Rockville Centre were arrested Wednesday for their alleged involvement in local drug trading.
The early morning raid on an Old Mill Court apartment complex was led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Officials said the gang members trafficked cocaine, heroin and crack throughout Long Island.
According to James Margolin, spokesman for the FBI, 13 of 15 Bloods gang members wanted for narcotics trafficking were arrested during the raid of an apartment complex on Wellington Street and North Centre Avenue. The raid, which took place at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, was the culmination of a 14-month investigation led by the Rockville Centre Police Department, he said.
More than 100 officials from the FBI, RVC PD, Long Island Gang Task Force, Nassau and Suffolk county police departments and the Nassau County Sheriff's Office assisted in some capacity during the raid, Margolin said.
Most, if not all of the Bloods arrested were from Rockville Centre, Margolin said, with ages ranging from 25 to more than 50 years old. There were no injuries reported during the early morning raid, and there was an undetermined amount of narcotics seized during the operation, he said.
The subjects arrested will face federal charges for drug trafficking and will be arraigned in Central Islip today.
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