Gang of ‘heroin dealers’ caught after they were snapped on Google Street View
The gang were selling heroin and marijuana outside a grocery store in Brooklyn, New York, when the Google driver went past and inadvertently took their picture.
The street corner where they worked was then put under surveillance and after watching them ply their trade police have now made six arrests.
All have been indicted on multiple counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, whilst a seventh is due to later appear at Manhattan’s Criminal Court.
Police began their operation after residents complained that their neighborhood had been turned into an open-air drugs market by the gang.
The situation was so bad that one grocery store owner closed his shop between 7am and 11am because ‘it was serving as a sanctuary for drug dealers.’
‘If you look at the neighborhood, there are a lot of drugs,’ said Jose Inez said. ‘You don’t want your kids to walk around a neighborhood with drugs.’
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