Kareem “Biggs” Burke Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Sting Operation

By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
June 6, 2012

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and former blankociate of Jay-Z, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, was sentenced for drug trafficking in the dragnet “Operation Green Venom” Monday. The guilty conviction for attempted distribution of 100 kilos of marijuana landed him a sentence of five years in prison.

The mblankive sting operation that led to the arrest of over 50 people involved the coordination of New York’s Department of Investigation and Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in New York and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s office, according to MTV News. Biggs was convicted on wiretap evidence overhearing his discussions with the trafficking ring leader from within one of the houses set up with a hydroponic system. The illegally grown pot was alleged to be transported from the Florida and California cultivation sites to sell in New York.

Part of Biggs’ plea deal included a forfeiture of $15,000 in cash, his New Jersey home and BMW. Roc-A-Fella remains in operation as a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, distributed by The Island Def Jam Music Group.

Posted by on Jun 6 2012. Filed under Entertainment. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

*

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google

Photo Gallery

Log in |
  • Home
  • Hispanic Gangs
  • Homies Figures – The Original Homies
  • Prison Gangs
  • The Inside Man – Confidential Informant, Los Angeles Gangs & the LAPD
  • Email
  • Connecticut Drug Threat Assessment report – 2003
  • Dianne Feinstein Report, The Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act: Combating the Spread of Gang Violence – 2003
  • National Alliance of Gang Investigators 2005
  • L.A. Area Terrorized by Marauding Youngsters
  • Other Cities
  • Three persons were killed by shotgun blast in hotel on Vermont Avenue, 1979
  • Jamiel’s Law, proposed by Mayoral candiate Walter Moore
  • MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, CHIEF BRATTON, AND LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ANNOUNCE MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON L.A. STREET GANGS
  • Los Angeles Police Gang Enforcement Initiaitives – 2007
  • My Kingdom Come – 2015
  • Passing of Vincent A Alonso
  • Bibliography on street gangs for the gang researcher
  • Cal State Long Beach T-Shirt from “Oldest Bloods” Series
  • Four Pacc Crips car alliance
  • SG Music Group
  • Crip Gangs
  • Bloods
  • Asian Gangs
  • Forums
  • Shop
  • Injunctions
  • Contact information streetgangs.com
  • Resources
  • Contact