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PAL Opens New PLAYSTREET at Grant Houses in Upper Manhattan

One of 10 New PLAYSTREETS Serving Youth in New York City Housing Authority Developments

ROBERT M. MORGENTHAU, Chairman of the Board of the Police Athletic League, New York City Housing Authority Chairman JOHN B. RHEA, BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, ALANA SWEENY, Executive Director of the Police Athletic League, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, JOHN A. CATSIMATIDIS, Chairman and CEO of the Red Apple Group, and PAL Board Member, KEITH BANKS, President of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and PAL Board Member, announced today the opening of a Police Athletic

Rx trafficking ring controlled Brooklyn medical practices: Nearly $3.4 million in pills diverted

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, TOM F. O’DONNELL, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General New York Region (HHS-OIG), and New York State Commissioner of Health NIRAV R. SHAH, M.D., M.P.H., announced today the indictment and arrest of five members of a prescription drug trafficking ring that illegally collected and distributed over $3.4 million in oxycodone and other prescription drugs through …

Drug ring sold Rx painkillers and cocaine in Brooklyn and Staten Island: 11 arrests, 4 guns seized

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA) and New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY announced today the indictment and arrest of 11 members of a drug ring that trafficked in prescription painkillers and cocaine in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

A nine-month wiretap investigation revealed three overlapping drug trafficking conspiracies in which each of the defendants sold cocaine, the narcotic painkiller oxycodone, or both. Four firearms were seized during court authorized searches of the homes of two suppliers, including two semi-automatic …

PAL PLAYSTREET opens at Mott Playground in Morrisania section of the Bronx

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, ALANA SWEENY, Executive Director of New York City’s Police Athletic League, Bronx District Attorney ROBERT T. JOHNSON and New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY announced today the opening of a Police Athletic League (PAL) PLAYSTREET at Mott Playground in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. The program provides area youth with recreational opportunities for a seven-week summer session.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning marked the opening of the PAL PLAYSTREET. Financial support for the program is derived from narcotics trafficking proceeds obtained during criminal prosecutions by the Office of …

Barbershop quintet clipped in citywide cocaine ring

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, announced today the arrests of five drug traffickers in connection with sales of nearly $45,000 in cocaine from two barbershops in the Bronx and Brooklyn.

The arrests, which took place late yesterday, are the result of an 18-month wiretap investigation by the NYPD's Narcotics Borough Bronx Major Case Unit and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Since March 2012, the defendants made 16 sales to an undercover officer, totaling approximately 1.3 kilograms (3 lbs.) cocaine for …

11 members of “6 Wild” Bronx gang charged in violent home invasion robberies

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY and Bronx District Attorney ROBERT JOHNSON announced today the arrest and indictment of 11 leaders and members of a violent, drug dealing street gang, “6 Wild,” which amassed large quantities of narcotics and cash through violent home invasion robberies, in which victims were severely beaten. The 58-count indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit attempted murder, robbery, assault, narcotics and weapons possession and sales, and substantive counts of robbery, burglary, assault, menacing, strangulation and drug possession. …

Surveillance leads to seizure of $8 million worth of heroin

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY and JOSEPH A. D’AMICO, Superintendent of the New York State Police announced the discovery of a wholesale heroin packaging operation located at 181 W 238th Apt. #25 Bronx, NY , the arrest of three people and the seizure of 11 kilograms of heroin worth $8 million last night.

On June 12, 2013 a team from the DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force—comprised of DEA special …

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