Police agencies, both local and federal, conducted raids Wednesday morning at the Commodore Perry Homes in Buffalo. Several arrests were made and a large quantity of crack cocaine and several guns were confiscated.
Mayor Brown Brown says the suspects set up their operation in a fashion similar to the 1991 movie 'New Jack City'. Brown says the criminals intimidated residents of the complex.
"They had almost taken over control of this development, creating an environment where people were scared to speak out," Brown said.
"People were fearful and people felt like they had no choice but to tolerate some of the criminal activity that was taking place."
The joint effort included law enforcement officials from the Buffalo Police, the FBI, and the DEA. More details will be made available at a news conference Wednesday afternoon with U.S. Attorney William Hochul.