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Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced Tuesday morning that 124 people were arrested in a string of raids over a 28-day period. The effort to nab these suspects, said Derenda and others, were made possible through partnership among several law enforcement agencies as well as the community.

Canadian man charged with smuggling cocaine into WNY

Dec 22, 2016
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Law enforcers in Erie and Niagara Counties say they've arrested a Vancouver, British Columbia man who, according to their intelligence, has been smuggling drugs into the United States by entering Western New York.

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A drug pipeline that fed Western New York is out of business. Federal, state and local law enforcement arrested 20 suspects in Buffalo and Lockport Thursday in a bust named Operation Rolling Thunder. 


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Buffalo’s University Heights neighborhood may be a little quieter this weekend, after police busted a notorious party house on major drug charges.

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U.S. Attorney William Hochul on Wednesday announced what he called one of the largest drug seizures in the nation's history.  The bust included fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, all of which were intended for distribution in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

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Two separate drug trafficking rings in Western New York were dealt major blows Tuesday when sealed indictments were opened and 40 people were arrested.

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Federal agents conducted a major round-up of suspected drug dealers Friday on Buffalo's West Side.

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A drug bust in North Buffalo has nabbed five University at Buffalo students.

Buffalo narcotics detectives descended upon a house on West Northrup Street, collaring five 19 year-old students, while collecting drugs, guns and cash. All of those arrested face a variety of charges.

The investigation was assisted by efforts from US Postal Inspectors and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Cocaine bust nets 24 arrests

May 30, 2012

A state investigation has yielded two-dozen arrests in connection with two cocaine trafficking operations based in South Buffalo. 

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says 24 individuals have been arrested on narcotics trafficking charges in an investigation dubbed "Operation Babcock."  Babcock the South Buffalo neighborhood in which much of the activity was based. 

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The FBI has conducted another drug round-up in the city of Buffalo in an effort to stop the flow of drugs sold on the streets.  12-people in Buffalo were arrested drug trafficking Monday.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul says the drug suspects are charged with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. 

Ten of those arrested are alleged to be members of a gang that operates near Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood known as the LRGP.   That acronym  stands for Lombard, Rother, Gibson and Playter Streets.