Investigators have arrested gang members and their associates in the Harbor Gateway and Wilmington area as part of a multi-agency operation. Federal agencies such as the ATF, DEA and local and state law enforcement completed a two and a half year investigation. Agents worked within the criminal organization, using informants and undercover agents. Within that time drugs were sold and transported as well as fire arms transactions made. Cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and heroin were the drugs sold by the gangs. Members of the Dodgetown Crips and Rancho San Pedro were taken into custody. Federal grand jury indictments also charged some individuals with immigration violations, methamphetamine distribution and illegal weapon sales. The operation was an attempt to tackle the criminal activities that center in the Harbor area and reach out to neighboring cities.
Criminal Law Updates by the Law Offices of Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney William W. Bruzzo (714) 547-4636