A large drug ring and personal yayo delivery service in Manhattan was broken up earlier today (April 12). Two housing projects on the Lower East Side and East Village served as a hub of operations for the “Blocc Boyz” and “Money Boyz” factions respectively. 41 members of the crews were arrested on trafficking charges.
DNAInfo reports that the crews worked out of the East Side Baruch Houses and the Campo Houses in the East Village area. 33 persons from the Blocc Boyz were charged, while eight members of the Money Boyz were also charged. The crews operated for years, using cars to deliver the powder in an elaborate door-to-door service.
The operation was busted up by way of an undercover sting, although the Boyz flaunted their wares on social media sites with flashy trinkets such as expensive cars and jewelry. Five of the accused 41 suspects were women, according to NYPD reports. Commissioner Ray Kelly said his officers seized cars, various drugs, large amounts of cash and other contraband from the crews.
“As this indictment reveals, residents of Manhattan today can get nearly everything delivered to their doorstep — from dinner, to dry cleaning, and even c-caine,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. at a press conference today. “Members of the Blocc Boyz are accused of charging a premium price to deliver narcotics to customers throughout Manhattan. Unbelievably, they made hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from this service at the same time they were living in city-subsidized housing as NYCHA residents.”
Just four of the 41 charged have been slapped with “drug kingpin” tags, which could carry a life sentence. The remaining members face felony charges ranging from conspiracy and criminal possession of a controlled substance. The maximum time faced for the rest could be 20 years.
Check out the photos of the drug ring members showing off on social media and evidence collected by the NYPD on the following pages.
Photo: Irene Plagian/DNAinfo