Posted March 4, 2014 by Marie-D in News

SMH!!! NYPD Busts “280″ Gang Members Bragging On Instagram In Murder Conspiracy

10 members were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, assault, narcotics possession and weapons possession as prosecutors described battles the gang fought with rival crews, including the ‘Dub City,’ ‘WTG’ and ‘6 Wild’ gangs.

Investigators were able to track the alleged leadership of the groups through Facebook, where alleged gang members posted photos of themselves holding stacks of money as well as pictures of new cars. The NYPD also claims it intercepted text messages from gang members.

“Reckless, wanton shootings detailed in the indictment forced innocent bystanders to take cover and neighborhoods to conduct daily business in great fear for their safety and security,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said in a statement. “Targeting drug gangs involved in violence has significantly diminished shootings in these neighborhoods.”

A member of “6 Wild” fired into a restaurant where members of “280” were gathered in 2011, hitting a “280” member, prosecutors said.

The same year, members of “280” exchanged gunfire with “WTG” while shooting a YouTube video. Bullets struck two bystanders.

The NYPD’s ‘Operation Crew Cut,’ which led to the recent gang busts, has resulted in a 34% drop in shootings in the 44th Precinct and nearby areas, according to a statement from Bridget Brennan, New York’s special narcotics prosecutor.

SMH!Check out the “280″ gang’s pics above