Undercover drug buy operation nets 11 Queens residents: DA

By TimesLedger staff

In a major sting operation, 11 Queens residents were arrested on drug-related charges under a nearly year-long undercover operation last week, the Queens district attorney announced.

Police officers allegedly bought drugs 34 times between December 2016 and September from some of the accused, the DA said.

“A morning wake-up call by the police armed with court-authorized search warrants on Friday the 13th resulted in the arrest of 11 Queens County residents,” DA Richard Brown said. He identified “the unlucky bunch” as nine men and two woman.

In addition to a large amount of drugs purchased by undercover agents and seized in the raids, Brown said police found a stolen firearm that belonged to a law enforcement officer from Georgia, two air guns, drug paraphernalia and cash. Two other men were also arrested, he said.

Last Friday the search warrants were executed at addresses in Jamaica, Queens Village, Hollis and South Richmond Hill. At the house of one of those arrested, a Bloods street gang book was found, Brown said.