INWOOD — A Nagle Avenue street gang that dealt cocaine and other drugs around the clock was busted Thursday after more than a yearlong investigation, authorities said.
New York's Special Narcotics Prosecutor and the NYPD announced the arrests of nine members of the "Nagle Boyzz," a gang that dealt cocaine, Percocet, and other pills out of 176 Nagle Ave. for over a year. The bust is a result of a 14-month investigation, officials said.
Authorities said under the guidance of "Nagle Boyzz" leader Remiguel Sanchez, members including Felipe Hernandez, Manuel Castillo, Joel Pena, Keven Perez, Ramon Fabian, Kevin Arias, and Edwin Diaz-Almanzar sold drugs inside their apartment and nearby buildings' lobbies and stairwells. The crew worked around the clock, assigning members to three eight-hour shifts.
Investigators arrested the crew between March 26 and April 1 on charges of conspiracy and criminal sale of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $500,000. Sanchez surrendered to officials Thursday after evading arrest for three weeks.
Authorities said the gang members sold to customers inside the Nagle Avenue apartment and nearby buildings, where deals went down in public lobbies and stairwells. The crew drew numerous complaints from residents, and several deals were captured on video, authorities said.
During the investigation, which ran from Jan. 9, 2013 to March 22, 2014, "Nagle Boyzz" members made 18 sales to an undercover agent for a total of nearly $3,000. The largest sale took place on October 11, when officials bought 20 grams of cocaine for $840, according to the special narcotics prosecutor's office.
Sales were typically set up by an agent calling members or approaching them on the street.
The crew regularly posted photos of themselves posing with firearms, with large amounts of cash, and making gang signs on their social media profiles, officials said.
Information for the lawyers was not immediately available.