91 suspected gang members nabbed in Plainfield raids
Thousands of dollars in cash, weapons and a3-foot alligator are among the items seized in a crackdown onsuspected gang members in Plainfield.
State police say 91 people have been captured in a roundupdesigned to stem rising gang-related violence in the city.
The arrests happened in waves, with 46 people being nabbedbetween January 23 and March 20. Twenty-four arrests were madeWednesday and Thursday.
State police Capt. Al Della Fave said the suspects brought induring the series of raids all face narcotics charges, with onewanted on attempted murder.
Della Fave said police officials in Plainfield contacted thestate police gang unit in January. They sought help dealing withdrug-dealing and violence by reputed members of the Bloods andCrips street gangs.