8 Arrested in ATF-Led Investigation of Rollin' 30s Street Gang

Mar 09, 2007, 00:00 ET from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

    LOS ANGELES, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight people were in
 custody today on firearms, narcotics, probation and parole violations after
 federal agents and police from Los Angeles, Baldwin Park and Montebello
 executed a dozen search warrants on members of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips
     The search warrants and arrests followed an 18-month investigation led
 by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) into the
 gang's violations of state firearms and narcotics laws. Four firearms and a
 small quantity of marijuana were taken into custody.
     "Combating gang violence is not new to ATF Los Angeles," said Special
 Agent in Charge John A. Torres of ATF's Los Angeles Field Division. "The
 common goal of reducing violent crime in our cities will be achieved
 through the collaborative efforts of federal, state and local law
 enforcement. The warrants executed last night are an outstanding example of
 a collaborative effort to make our cities safer."
     Assisting ATF with the search warrants were the Los Angeles Police
 Department, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Baldwin Park Police
 Department and the Montebello Police Department. Canine support was
 provided by the Department of Homeland Security Canine Section, Marine
 Corps Police Department Canine Section and the United States Marshal's
 Service Canine Section.
     More information on ATF and its programs to reduce violent crime is at
     Contact: Susan K. Raichel, PIO
     Office: (213) 534-2411
     Pager: (888) 512-9448

SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives