More than 30 members of a notorious Boston street gang were raided and charged with violent crimes amid a major federal operation to dismantle it after almost three decades of terror across the city.
A total of 31 members and associates of the Dorchester-based NOB gang are facing federal charges after authorities carried out several overnight raids to ‘take the most violent members of that gang off the street’, US Attorney Andrew Lelling announced Tuesday.
NOB – which stands for Norton, Olney and Barry streets – is associated with the Wendover Street gang and has been embroiled in ‘violent feuds’ with the rival Cameron Street gang for decades, authorities said.
NOB gang members face charges including sex trafficking, murder, armed robbery, armed assault, witness intimidation, firearms crimes and drug trafficking.
Authorities said one of the sex trafficking victims was a 16-year-old girl, while firearms uncovered during the arrests have been tied to a 2016 shooting incident at UMass Dartmouth as well as eight other shootings. (Read more from “31 Members of Notorious Boston Street Gang Are Raided and Charged With Robbery, Murder and Sex Trafficking” HERE)