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09-08-2018, 03:29 PM

Bushwick gang members busted for drug-trafficking operation
By Emily Saul
September 6, 2018 | 11:11pm

Authorities have busted nine reputed members of a Bushwick gang that terrorized the neighborhood with murders, kidnappings and drug trafficking.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors say the “Bushwick Crew” members ran a large-scale heroin-trafficking operation, which often turned violent to protect their product.

Between 2012 and 2014, four men were killed by various members, including murder victims Gary Lopez and Rudy Superville — who were tortured, stabbed and shot to death after breaking into a drug den in March 2013, authorities said.

Lance Goodwin, Maurice Brown, Jason Pantojas, Miguel Pantojas, Luis Lopez, Peter Vasquez, and Tyquan Griem face life in prison if convicted of murder charges.

09-08-2018, 09:17 PM
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Members of a brutal drug gang dubbed the “Bushwick Crew” tortured, killed and torched the corpses of two armed bandits captured during a botched heroin heist, authorities charged Friday.

The 2013 double-murder typified the cold-blooded operations of the gang accused in a superseding Brooklyn Federal Court indictment with operating a violent multimillion-dollar heroin ring in Brooklyn and Queens.

“Not only are these gang members pushing deadly drugs in our most vulnerable communities, they’re allegedly killing rivals and bystanders in their attempts to maintain power and control,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney Jr. of the New York office.

The new 19-count indictment added five new defendants to the charges already brought against four other alleged gangsters — including the horrific March 5, 2013, executions of Gary Lopez and Ruby Superville after their attempt to rob a “Crew” stash house went wildly wrong

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