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Feds bust 33 members of three rival street gangs with running violent drug ring out of Bronx housing project

October 15, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds bust 33 members of three rival street gangs with running violent drug ring out of Bronx housing project

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Feds unseal racketeering indictment against 33 members of three rival street gangs who wreaked havoc on Bronx housing project with violent drug ring

Federal authorities have busted 33 members of three violent street gangs in the Bronx who are accused of turning a housing project into a drug distribution center and keeping the 1,300 families residing there in the grip of fear.

According to a Justice Department press release, crimes carried out by the Young Gunnaz, Killbrook and MBG — short for both “Mill Brook Gangstas” and “Money B—— Guns” street gangs — included the distribution of marijuana, heroin and crack along with taking part in bank fraud.

The rival groups also committed at least one slaying, several shootings and other acts of violence as they tried to take control of the Mill Brook Houses in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.

Gary (Reckless) Davis, a Killbrook member, was taken into custody in 2011 for the fatal shooting Bolivia Beck, 21, at the housing complex, PIX11 reported.

Davis was trying to strike the young mother’s boyfriend, who was a member of a rival gang when instead he shot her in the head.

Michael “Big Mike” White

Additionally, authorities arrested 33-year-old  “”Big Mike” White” the leader of the thirty-three gang members described by federal prosecutors as a criminal enterprise responsible for, “…the distribution of narcotics, including marijuana and cocaine base or crack cocaine.”

On Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office unsealed three indictments against the gangs, charging members with racketeering, murder, attempted murder and bank fraud.

On Wednesday, federal officials swept in and apprehended 24 gang members at the Mill Brook Houses. Five others, including Davis, were already behind bars on other charges. A group of others were still being sought after on Thursday.

“These gangs plagued the Mill Brook Houses for a decade, engaging in violence and drugs,” Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said when he revealed the indictments. “One of the victims was Bolivia Beck, a 21-year-old who was shot dead in daylight.”

“The defendants will face justice in federal court,” Kim added.

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney said he hopes that, the residents of the Mill Brook Houses “seize the chance at a fresh start.”

“The gang members we rounded up, and in many other investigations, seem not to learn that they cannot act with impunity,” Sweeney stated. “These gangs have a significantly negative impact on the neighborhoods where they operate, but we can’t make these arrests in a vacuum.”

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