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Old 07-30-2017, 05:19 AM
 
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People of many different ethnic groups have sold drugs not just Dominicans. They have no worse of "a name" than anyone else.
The only people in the news lately for these big drug busts have been Dominicans. No other groups. That was the point. Thanks for the stating the obvious captain genius. The other groups aren't making the papers in the same fashion, so it's more in your face. Am thinking they need to get with the program. They are far too casual and flashy about their business.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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The only people in the news lately for these big drug busts have been Dominicans. No other groups. That was the point. Thanks for the stating the obvious captain genius. The other groups aren't making the papers in the same fashion, so it's more in your face. Am thinking they need to get with the program. They are far too casual and flashy about their business.
There was that pizzeria in Corona last year that was busted for importing heroine from Sicily.

I'm sure these Dominicans had a barbershop or something.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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There was that pizzeria in Corona last year that was busted for importing heroine from Sicily.

I'm sure these Dominicans had a barbershop or something.
Am not sure, but in the past three plus years, have read about some serious drug busts in neighborhoods you wouldn't suspect, and all individuals were Dominican, which to me seems that they are becoming one of the bigger groups in the game. The Colombians and Sicilians have always been big players. Dominicans too, but am thinking the amounts being trafficked has really spiked. Heard of one big bust a few years ago was in North Riverdale. Extremely large amounts of drugs recovered. Distribution was taking place on a quiet block in a apartment just steps from the exclusive private area of Fieldston. Then there was the Uber scheme and now this. Police say that dealing in safe neighborhoods has picked up so that one shouldn't be shocked when say Forest Hills, Riverdale or other expensive neighborhoods are attached to the busts. They set up in these areas because they are quiet and generally don't draw a lot of attention from cops. With the low crime, the cops would have their guard down, or at least that's the perception.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:00 AM
 
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Am not sure, but in the past three plus years, have read about some serious drug busts in neighborhoods you wouldn't suspect, and all individuals were Dominican, which to me seems that they are becoming one of the bigger groups in the game. The Colombians and Sicilians have always been big players. Dominicans too, but am thinking the amounts being trafficked has really spiked. Heard of one big bust a few years ago was in North Riverdale. Extremely large amounts of drugs recovered. Distribution was taking place on a quiet block in a apartment just steps from the exclusive private area of Fieldston. Then there was the Uber scheme and now this. Police say that dealing in safe neighborhoods has picked up so that one shouldn't be shocked when say Forest Hills, Riverdale or other expensive neighborhoods are attached to the busts. They set up in these areas because they are quiet and generally don't draw a lot of attention from cops. With the low crime, the cops would have their guard down, or at least that's the perception.
A lot of the activity in Forest Hills are done by distributors from Bushwick and clientele from Long Island. The Kew Gardens Interchange makes it a convenient meeting place. Dope has been flowing out of Knickerbocker for a long time now.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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A lot of the activity in Forest Hills are done by distributors from Bushwick and clientele from Long Island. The Kew Gardens Interchange makes it a convenient meeting place. Dope has been flowing out of Knickerbocker for a long time now.
Am in agreement. Easy egress and a quick exit upon finalizing the deal.
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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Am not sure, but in the past three plus years, have read about some serious drug busts in neighborhoods you wouldn't suspect, and all individuals were Dominican, which to me seems that they are becoming one of the bigger groups in the game. The Colombians and Sicilians have always been big players. Dominicans too, but am thinking the amounts being trafficked has really spiked. Heard of one big bust a few years ago was in North Riverdale. Extremely large amounts of drugs recovered. Distribution was taking place on a quiet block in a apartment just steps from the exclusive private area of Fieldston. Then there was the Uber scheme and now this. Police say that dealing in safe neighborhoods has picked up so that one shouldn't be shocked when say Forest Hills, Riverdale or other expensive neighborhoods are attached to the busts. They set up in these areas because they are quiet and generally don't draw a lot of attention from cops. With the low crime, the cops would have their guard down, or at least that's the perception.
Dominicans have become one of the biggest ethnic groups in the city. So clearly Dominican groups simply took over much of the NYC trade from other groups.

This doesn't mean that all Dominicans are involved, and it's no different from when the Italian mafia controlled certain criminal activities.

I suspect drugs are shipped from Colombia to the Dominican Republic and then to the states. The smugglers likely found new routes and new alliances outside of Mexico and Central America.
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:18 AM
 
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There was that pizzeria in Corona last year that was busted for importing heroine from Sicily.

I'm sure these Dominicans had a barbershop or something.
Yeah for a long time a lot of the small businesses in NYC have been fronts for drug dealing.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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Am in agreement. In fact, just about every major drug bust here in the boroughs over the last few years has been linked to Dominicans. Media usually leaves that out, but the names tend to be a dead give away. Dominicans have some of the craziest first names. *LOL*

Am here to tell you that Dominicans dealing is nothing new. Have been doing so for years. Am thinking their influence in the scene may be growing as major players. BugsyPal's links seem to indicate that.
Things are getting out of control:


Dominican gang member charged in shooting slay of Bronx mom - NY Daily News
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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Dominicans have become one of the biggest ethnic groups in the city. So clearly Dominican groups simply took over much of the NYC trade from other groups.

This doesn't mean that all Dominicans are involved, and it's no different from when the Italian mafia controlled certain criminal activities.

I suspect drugs are shipped from Colombia to the Dominican Republic and then to the states. The smugglers likely found new routes and new alliances outside of Mexico and Central America.

Latino-Hispanic are taking over the NYPD it seems at least: NYPD Recruit: 33% Of Newly Graduated Police Are Latino, Majority Are Dominicans
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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Dominicans have become one of the biggest ethnic groups in the city. So clearly Dominican groups simply took over much of the NYC trade from other groups.

This doesn't mean that all Dominicans are involved, and it's no different from when the Italian mafia controlled certain criminal activities.

I suspect drugs are shipped from Colombia to the Dominican Republic and then to the states. The smugglers likely found new routes and new alliances outside of Mexico and Central America.
No one ever said that all Dominicans are involved, but clearly their presence in drug trafficking is increasing given the number of incidents. Am not sure why their population size is relevant? In other words, it's silly to say that because the size of an ethnic group grows, that somehow justifies their increased presence in drug trafficking, as if that's ok.
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