Tuesday, December 20, 2011
GCPD and ATF teamed up for the eight-month crackdown on gang members.
An eight-month investigation has led to the arrests of 49 gang members in Gwinnett County. Since February 2011, Gwinnett County Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has conducted a joint investigation of sects of the "Gangster Disciples." The street gang primarily operated out of the Bradford Gwinnett Apartments at 100 Castor Drive in Norcross. Detectives said the apartment complex was an ideal setup for the gang. Police say the gang members were able to keep lookouts and see whenever police came in and out of the complex. Gang members reportedly forced other residents at the complex to live in fear. "We had a lot of concerned citizens come to us and tell us they were afraid to call the cops," said GCPD …
Monday, December 19, 2011
In a press conference today, GCPD and ATF announced arrests of dozens involved in gang activity.
On Monday afternoon, the Gwinnett County Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a successful gang sweep in the county. During the eight month investigation, 49 gang members were arrested, 248 felony warrants issued, 16 burglary cases cleared and closed and more than 1500 grams of drugs seized. ATF Special Agent in Charge Scott Sweetow shared a message directed towards those thinking about committing these types of crimes. Patch is working on this story and will have more details.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Lawrenceville Police Department, Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department and Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office were involved in the undercover organized tobacco sting.
On Wednesday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Atlanta Field Division announced a large-scale sting resulting in 50 warrants and arrests in connection with the illegal trafficking of cigarettes in Georgia. The ATF worked with officials from the Georgia Attorney General's Office, Georgia Department of Revenue, the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office, the Lawrenceville Police Department and the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department in this operation. The three-year investigation was an attempt to stop criminals from defrauding the state of Georgia out of millions of dollars in tobacco tax revenue. "Those engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of contraband tobacco products are able to reap …