BSO ARREST 27 IN POMPANO BEACH GANG SWEEP
POMPANO BEACH GANG CRIME: Last weekend, BSO detectives along with other police agencies conducted a multi-departmental “gang” sweep resulting in the arrest of 27 people.
The operation happened on Friday, May 17, 2019 and the early morning hours of Saturday,
May 18. Over 30 law enforcement officers including local, state and federal agencies who are all part of the Multi-Agency Gang Task Force teamed up together to help address a recent uptick in shootings and gang activity here in Pompano Beach.
“Fortunately, no one was injured in the drive-by Saturday morning, but it’s the very reason why operations like this one are necessary,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said. “We need to put an end to the violence and the criminal behavior that robs the rest of the community of its peace and tranquility.”
In addition to the many arrests on charges that ranged from possession of narcotics and violation of probation to discharging a firearm, detectives also seized a variety of narcotics, three firearms, over $3,000 in cash and a motorcycle that had been reported as stolen in Pompano Beach back in November 2017. At least three of the individuals arrested have documented ties to a known gang according to the BSO report.
Among those who participated in this sweep were members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach districts, the Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response Team and the Gang Investigations Unit, along with the Coconut Creek, Hallandale Beach and Fort Lauderdale police departments, United States Border Patrol and the Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole.
This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional information from various public sources and other websites.
robation and Parole.