Of­fi­cials say big gang busted up

Los Angeles Times - - CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING -

More than 40 peo­ple were ar­rested on drug and gun charges in what author­i­ties called the dis­man­tling of Bos­ton’s largest and most pow­er­ful gang.

Of­fi­cials said a grand jury had in­dicted 48 mem­bers and as­so­ci­ates of the Columbia Point Dawgs. Forty-one were ar­rested and seven re­mained at large.

The gang started op­er­at­ing out of the Columbia Point hous­ing pro­ject in Bos­ton’s Dorch­ester sec­tion in the 1980s, even­tu­ally traf­fick­ing drugs from Bos­ton to Maine, author­i­ties said.

The gang’s in­fil­tra­tion of drug traf­fick­ing ter­ri­to­ries held by ri­val gangs led to nu­mer­ous killings, ac­cord­ing to law en­force­ment of­fi­cials. They cited the 1990s killing of a mem­ber who was shot while sit­ting in Whit­ney Hous­ton’s Bent­ley with her hus­band, Bobby Brown.

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