If your plug cops his weed from a connect in the BX, prices are going up. The feds seized $22M worth of marijuana that was shipped from California to New York City.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District, the alleged gang members sent over 6,600 pounds of pot from California to residences, businesses, and eventually stash houses in the city and in New Rochelle. Officials called the venture “Operation Green Giant,” probably because marijuana is green, and 6,600 pounds is a large amount of the plant, which is legal in a number of states.
Agents with the DEA, IRS, and U.S. Homeland Security worked in tandem with the NYPD to make the busts on Wednesday and Thursday, yielding three handguns, a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, cash, and cocaine, in addition to hundreds of pounds of marijuana.
“As alleged, these defendants conspired to ship millions of dollars’ worth of drugs across the country for eventual sale in New York City,” acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement yesterday. “Searches of apartments where the defendants allegedly resided uncovered guns and ammunition, multiple kilograms of cocaine, hundreds of pounds of marijuana, and thousands of dollars in cash.”
Reportedly, the defendants, a Bronx based crew, have been charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics as well as the use of firearms in furtherance of narcotics trafficking.
The operation only started in March 2016, so it’s a safe bet that somebody snitched. Cold game.
Photo: Courtesy of the Justice Department