52 Members of Violent Narcotics Network Arrested

March 27, 2012 Updated: March 27, 2012

NEW YORK—After a six-month investigation state authorities busted a violent narcotics trafficking network based in the Albany region, but with branches statewide, they announced on Tuesday.

Some of the 52 members arrested are affiliated with the Albany-based gang called the Original Gangsta Killas (OGK). Two leaders were affiliated with another gang, the Bloods.

They moved great quantities of heroin, cocaine, and various illegally obtained prescription drugs. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced 261 counts of indictment.

Richard “50 Cent” Gibbs was one of the main subjects of the investigation, but was killed by a rival gang in February.