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Bronx DA rolls out charges against 29 alleged ‘Mac Balla Bloods’

December 12, 2018 - 3:21 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Bronx District Attorney's Office has unveiled charges against 29 alleged members of the Bloods.

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The suspects, said to be members of the Mac Balla Bloods, were already behind bars at Rikers Island.

District Attorney Darcel Clark said the group is accused of running a crack ring and having weapons smuggled into the prison. The smuggling also included scalpel baldes, marijuana, and suboxone strips used to treat heroin addiction.

Authorities say they also prevented a hit on a man in Harlem.

"In a cold blooded incident, two defendants allegedly set out to shoot a man who had an altercation with the mother of a jailed member. Fortunately investigators on this case got this information, and the shooting was thwarted, and a loaded firearm was recovered," Clark said.

Another incident left a rival gang member with an 8 inch gash in his face that required 26 stitches.