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46 Charged In Latin Kings Drug Bust In New Bedford

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NEW BEDFORD (CBS) – Forty-six people, many of whom are alleged Latin Kings street gang members, were charged Friday for state and federal drug law violations.

Police in New Bedford say undercover officers spent the last 18 months building a case against the people who were arrested.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports


US Attorney Carmen Ortiz says an uptick in violent crime linked to the Latin Kings prompted the sweep.

According to the US Attorney’s office, the following are facing federal drug charges:

Jouseph Caraballo, 38, of New Bedford;
Juan Serrano, 43, of New Bedford;
Terrill McKissack, 24, of New Bedford;
Raphael Pineda, 23, of New Bedford;
Gabriel Vaszquez, 25, of New Bedford;
Ezequiel Quinones, 39, of New Bedford (fugitive);
Javier Natal, 22, of New Bedford;
Luis Guerra, 31, of New Bedford;
Giovanni Vale-Valentin, 22, of New Bedford;
Manuel Torres, 20, of New Bedford;
Jesus Carrasquillo, 22, of New Bedford;
Pedro Figueroa, 27, of New Bedford;
Ramon Sanchez, 20, of New Bedford;
Enoe Carrasquillo, 26, of Puerto Rico;
Jesmeil Ortiz, 21, of Puerto Rico (fugitive);
Mari Gomez, 43, of New Bedford;
Jordan Jorge, 20, of New Bedford;
Felicia Timoteo, 20, of New Bedford

The following face state drug charges:

Jose Vale, 53, of New Bedford;
Tyrone Singleton, 39, of New Bedford;
Carl Robinson, 47, of New Bedford;
Irvin Olivero, 24, of New Bedford;
Michael Santos, 32, of New Bedford;
Diane Raposo, 33, of New Bedford;
Matthew Wilson, 26, of New Bedford;
Jason Chumack, 40, of New Bedford;
Sandra Torres, 39, of New Bedford;
Michael Waldron, 34, of New Bedford;
Shane Valez, 23, of New Bedford;
Lizette Brown, 44, of New Bedford;
April Rose, 43, of New Bedford;
Evandro Martins, 25, of New Bedford;
Sunilda Ruiz, 46, of New Bedford;
Beinbenido Baez, 20, of New Bedford;
Yoneel Pagan, 19, of New Bedford;
Tavon Thomas, 21, of New Bedford;
Robert Woodard, 35, of New Bedford;
Anthony Douglas, 28, of New Bedford;
Meagan Cordeiro, 26, of New Bedford;
Curtis Britto, 23, of New Bedford;
Ronald Gonzalezstone, 32, of New Bedford;
Tanairy Ruiz, 24, of New Bedford;
William Figueroa, 30, of New Bedford;
Jerry Morales-Perez, 29, of New Bedford;
Luis Lopez, 27, of New Bedford

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