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Wednesday, December 07, 2016 
Security Level: Gang Units | Law Enforcement | Corrections | Intelligence Analysts
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The 2016 NDTA continues to illuminate the nationwide opioid epidemic, which is fueling a growing heroin user population and resulting in a greater amount of overdoses. In 2014, approximately 129 people died every day as a result of drug poisoning and 61% (79) of them are pharmaceutical opioid or heroin-related. The 2016 NDTA also found that Mexican transnational criminal organizations continue to act as the biggest criminal drug threat to the United States and are the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Within the U.S., violent gangs affiliated with these drug trafficking organizations are a significant threat to the safety and security of our communities...(Full Article)

MICHIGAN '6 Mile Chedda Grove' gang charged with racketeering, murder

DETROIT - Nine more members of the 6 Mile Chedda Grove street gang from Detroit's east side are facing racketeering and murder charges. "The Detroit One strategy to dismantle violent gangs has two key components -- enforcement operations like this one and intervention through the Ceasefire call-in program, stated U.S. Attorney McQuade.  “The Detroit One enforcement efforts target street gangs that are responsible for violence in our neighborhoods.  We have seen encouraging results, including a 35 percent reduction in shootings in Detroit’s 9th Precinct, where this gang operates."...(Full Article)

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A gang task force, additional community policing activities and more programming for youth were focus areas established Tuesday by Danville City Council during a special work session in response to violent crime. Danville Police Chief Philip A. Broadfoot shed light on how 2016 became a very violent year for the city. The 14 homicides in Danville are the highest the city has had since record-keeping began. Gang presence and activity has increased this year, with members between 14 and 25 years of age participating. Broadfoot did add that gang activity “comes and goes” throughout the years...(Full Article)


Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has signed off on the purchase of 191 vehicles after making €4m in savings elsewhere in her department, the Irish Independent can reveal. Many of the vehicles will be used to boost the force's 'motorway patrol unit' which targets criminal gangs suspected of using the motorway network to carry out burglaries and other crimes...(Full Article)

UNITED KINGDOM - Gangs with knives, machetes & guns involved in street brawl

LONDON - This shocking footage shows the moment rival gangs threw knives and were swinging machetes at each other as they clashed in a vicious street brawl. Detectives said it was "sheer luck" nobody was killed as two groups of armed men went to war in a violent dispute over money in Enfield, north London. Police today released the CCTV footage after the last of seven men charged over the late-night showdown was sentenced. The clip shows the gangs branding enormous blades as they face off in Upper Edmonton on February 25....(Full Article)

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