Two Wednesday morning gang takedowns, executed almost simultaneously, have led to the arrests of individuals in the Bronx and East Harlem accused of drug trafficking and violence.
As part of a federal investigation, police arrested between 25 and 30 people, Pix11 reported, adding that the arrests come exactly two weeks after a coordinated takedown that was called the largest gang bust in New York City history.
Approximately 16 alleged gang members accused of "trafficking in drugs and violence" were arrested at the Diego Beekman Houses in Port Morris in the Bronx, according to the New York Daily News. Other individuals in East Harlem, alleged members of another gang, were arrested at nearly the same time.
In the Bronx, Wednesday’s sweep took place in an area claimed by The Cypress Boys, but authorities have not confirmed if they were targeted in the arrests, the Daily News added.
Two weeks ago, authorities arrested more than 100 individuals suspected of involvement in the Big Money Bosses and 2Fly street gangs, according to Pix11.