32 charged in major gang, drug bust after spike in shootings

FREEHOLD — Authorities have charged 32 people – including alleged members of the Long Branch-based “G-Shine” set of the Bloods street gang – a drug and racketeering bust following a spike in shootings in three Monmouth County towns.

The nine-month investigation led to the arrests of 29 people on offenses including racketeering, drug distribution and weapons-related charges, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Three people were charged, but remained at-large as part of the roundup.

The prosecutor’s office gang unit launched the investigation, dubbed “Operation Lights Out,” after a spike in violence in Asbury Park, Long Branch and Neptune Township, …read more

Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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