NYPD says 1,181-strong Dominican gang keeps growing
NEW YORK.- The Dominican gang "Los Trinitarios” (The Trinity) of New York, has 1,181 active members, according to the New York City Police (NYPD) report cited by The New York Times.
Considered one of the most violent and dangerous in recent decades, the gang has expanded to other cities in the U.S. Northeast including Philadelphia, Newark and Boston and recruits mostly in schools where its leaders attract under age students of both sexes to the gang’s "initiation" ritual.
The New York Times says NYPD Anti Gang Unit investigators render weekly reports to Police commissioner Raymond Kelly, and names other gangs with many more members than "Los Trinitarios,” which use symbols such as the Dominican flag and seal and others depicting their serious crimes linked to drug trafficking, illegal weapons, kidnapping, extortion, blackmail and rape.
Local and federal agents have arrested and indicted hundreds of its members in recent years, and sentenced to long prison terms in the U.S. correctional facilities.
NYPD experts affirm that "Los Trinitarios" is one of the fastest growing gangs in the states of New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts).