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FBI Accuses 8 Of Running Drug Ring In Belmont Section Of The Bronx

Officials: Undercover Agents Had Been Making Monthly Buys For A Year
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — FBI SWAT teams swooped down on a rundown row house in the Bronx on Wednesday, arresting eight people accused of being involved in regular drug sales in the neighborhood.

The suspects were taken into custody at 2348 Lorillard Pace, in the Belmont section of the Bronx, reported 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa.

Authorities said bags of crack cocaine were being sold monthly, but, unsuspectingly, to undercover agents. Two bags went for $20, and 13 bags for $200, according to a federal indictment.

In January of this year, a total of 97 bags were sold for $800 in two transactions, according to the indictment.

The buys occurred from last August to this August, authorities said.

Neighbors said the Lorillard Place row house was a known drug den, containing people, pit bulls, and possible weapons.

The suspects were believed to be members of the Crips street gang, authorities said.

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