The three affiliated gangs are known as SNOW, Loyalty Over Everything and Young Bosses. They operated primarily in the Rosedale, Laurelton and Rochdale Village neighborhoods of Queens.
During the investigation, police seized 60 pounds of marijuana, more than four ounces of cocaine and other narcotics, about $30,000 in cash and seven guns. Six cars were also seized for forfeiture.
Police responding to a call of a robbery at gunpoint found Juan Torres shot in the head Saturday night. Residents set up a makeshift memorial outside the Lucky Grocery and Deli in Laurelton in his memory.
An unknown suspect shot and killed Juan Torres, 54, of Brooklyn, during an armed robbery on Saturday night at a Queens deli, police said.