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Resource ID: #18263
Subject: Crime
Source: New York Magazine
Date: 11-Jun


New York Magazine reports on the use of conspiracy laws, usually used in the prosecution of Mafia businesses, to unseat an entrenched crack cartel. The cartel had managed to keep one step ahead of the officers of the 26th precinct with organized operation and security measures; they were also careful who they dealt to and how much. No matter how many arrests were made, the operation wasn't hurt. Using a strike force and conspiracy laws, the New York Police Department was finally able to shut down the operation.

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