Skip to comments.33 gang members nabbed in Hillsborough drug operation
Posted on 08/14/2010 9:02:24 AM PDT by I still care
TAMPA - The tractor-trailer was hauling avocados, limes, green peppers and cilantro from Texas when it was pulled over on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County.
But the produce was only there to mask the smell of the hidden narcotics, investigators said.
The ploy didn't fool a drug-sniffing dog.
The drug seizure came toward the tail end of a nearly two-year undercover operation into gang-related drug activity in the Progress Village and Palm River areas of eastern Hillsborough.
The operation, which began after residents spoke out against gang activity, has led to federal indictments of 33 gang members, and dozens more are expected to be charged, the sheriff's office announced today
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This is a major sting; these lowlifes have been bringing in tons of drugs and converting them to crack cocaine.
The moment I heard the name "Progress Village" I knew I wouldn't want to live there.
My daughter used to work for the FDLE as a special agent.
There are 192 distinct gangs in Orange County(Orlando) alone! It’s waaay out of control and not getting any better.
Coffee, you need coffee. It's the "white light" of smells.
Progress Village was a product of the building of Interstate 4 way back when. Looks like the more things change the more they remain the same.
“Your papers, please.”
Gangs are the new militias. They are organized and they are armed. No law-abiding citizens need apply to establish their militia--it will be suppressed as a symbolic and easy target.
The worst part is that gang memebers that go to jail often find the same gangs in jail making their reign almost seamless.
I pray this is just the beginning of taking these creeps down.
Thank God I live in a state where being armed and defending your home is legal.