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Police officer among 8 members of Bronx-based drug gang charged with six murders in Puerto Rico

May 4, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police officer among 8 members of Bronx-based drug gang charged with six murders in Puerto Rico

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On Tuesday, eight members of a brutal drug gang — which include two former cops — were arrested and charged with six killings while managing a drug operation that ranged from Puerto Rico to the Bronx.

William Vasquez-Baez was a member of the Puerto Rico Police Department when he killed Anthony Castro-Carrillo as part of his job with La Organizacion de Narcotraficantes Unidos gang, aka “La ONU,” the feds announced on on Tuesday.

Castro-Carrillo’s purported co-conspirator in the slaying, Ralph LaBoy, had just left the Puerto Rico Police Department at the time of the 2007 killing, the New York Post reported.

Federal authorities busted the ring running, in part, out of a day care center. (DEA)

The two were taken into custody Tuesday for their roles in La ONU, a bloodthirsty drug gang that trafficked cocaine from Puerto Rico and sold it in New York — including out of a Bronx daycare center.

The group’s Fun World Childcare Center, located on Rosedale Ave. in the Bronx, acted as a genuine daycare center until DEA agents raided the facility in 2013 and discovered over $80,000 worth of drugs, including $50,000 worth of cocaine and $30,000 in oxycodone.

The daycare is no longer open and the owners, Gregorio Hanley and his wife Johanna Vasquez, were separately charged.

Investigators found cocaine stuffed inside a lunch box in a refrigerator. (DEA)

Members of La ONU were also commanded to shoot and kill suspected rival drug traffickers, according to the feds.

All six killings in the indictment took place in Puerto Rico.

Oscar “Pony” Valdes-Garcia was also arrested. The five other defendants who were charged in the racketeering case are already in custody.

All eight individuals are facing either the death penalty or the potential for life behind bars on charges that range from murder in connection with a drug offense to murder in aid of racketeering.

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