Chicago Raids

Hispanic Gangs Black Gangs
June 1968 Black P. Stones + GDs: 18 Stones and 10 Disciples facing trial.
April 1971 Black P. Stones: 23 indicted federally, with 9 already in county jail.
July_17, 1980 MLDs: 46 arrested. Largest drug bust in city history.
May 1985 Latin Kings: Humboldt Park, 17 arrested, 3 that are women. Operation Kingpin. A 9 year-old not arrested. [May 16] Black P. Stones: 26 arrested by CPD, with 3 that are generals. [May 18]
March 1986 BPSN: Fort and 5 others hit by feds. Fort's brother arrested by CPD 1 month earlier.
June 19, 1986 BPSN: 18 Stones as security guards were arrested in a set up at the McCormick Place, at a non-existant jewelry show. 8 of them were carrying guns. The gangs security firm operated at 10843 S. Michigan. 13 of them were acquitted in April 1987.
Aug. 1986 BPSN: 2 of 5 raided by feds.
Oct. 1989 BPSN: 65 indicted altogether, including narcotics supplier, but 37 new ones. Of the 65 hit, 14 were generals, with 13 new ones hit.
April 1991 41 arrested Stateway Gardens, mostly 3651-3653 S. Federal. Operation Clean Sweep, 220 CPD sent.
Oct. 1991 Undertaker VLs: 58 arrested near Congress and Cicero by 300 police officers and federal (20 teams). 21 buildings, 24 cars seized. Hit the #1 leader who was the founder.
March 1993 Ambrose: 32 of 36 arrested, 26 posted bond the next day. 9 were juveniles charged as adults. Investigation started Sept. 1992.

SGDs: South Chicago neighborhood, 7 of 9 arrested. Operation Houston. Investigation started 18-months.

Jan. 1994 Black Souls: 45 hit, for selling large amounts of white heroin. 4300 block of W. Hirsch, seized $118,000 cash and 1.66 lbs white heroin worth $192,055.
April 1994 Unknown VLs: 21 arrested by ~150 police officers. 100 g heroin, 150 g PCP, 3 lbs cocaine, $30,000 cash, 46 handguns, 8 assault rifles, and 4 shotguns. Roosevelt to Chicago, Kedzie to Pulaski. The chief of the Unknown VLs was hit by feds 1 month earlier.
April 1995 Traveling VLs: 29 indicted by feds. Crack and heroin market 2700 Flournoy, as well as guns. Hit the #1 leader and 8 of his relatives.
August 1995 GDs: 39 arrested, including female CPD who was the girlfriend of the #2 leader. Besides Hoover and the co-chairman, hit (at least) 4 board members and 7 governors.
March 1996 IGs: 70+ arrested, with 44 arrested March, 6 that are juveniles. Operation Diamond. Hit the #1 leader.
Jan. 31 1997 Traveling VLs: 14 hit by feds. Hit a Dixmoor Park District police officer who was a leader of the TVLs. Operation Fly Swat.
May 1997 GDs: 8 more hit, with 3 that are board members and 1 governor.
June 1997 GDs: Racine Courts (107th/Racine), 8 high-ranking arrest including a govenor, and 4 more sought.
July 24, 1997 Latin Kings: Lathrop Homes, 18 arrested. Investigation started August 1995.
Sept. 1997 Latin Kings: Humboldt Park. Hit the #1 guy and 13 others.
Jan. 1998 Spanish Cobras: Kosciuszko Park, 31 arrested for crack cocaine. Operation Mongoose.
August 1998 BDs: 17 of 20 arrested by feds in Englewood, centered around 2 corners: 64th/Normal and 64th/Sangamon.
June 1999 MLDs: Humboldt Park, 22 of 29 arrested.
July 1999 GDs: 16/21 arrested, for drugs that took place at Lakeside (Kingston to Lake Michigan, 75th to 95th). 10 GDs from Chicago, 6 from South suburbs. Seized ~$200,000 (or $140,000 initially), a kilo of cocaine, 50 lbs of marijuana, and 16 guns.
Sept. 23, 1999 Latin Kings: Little Village. 8 arrested federally, hit the previous #1 guy and his suppliers, current #1 guy and his suppliers, and previous #2 guy and his suppliers.
Dec. 1999 BDs: 21 charged by feds (8 newly arrested, 5 already in state or federal custody, and 8 fugitives).
Jan. 2001 Mickey Cobras: 19 charged by FBI (13 arrested, 5 fugitive, and 1 already in County). Hit the #2 guy and 2 of 4 of the #3 leader. Investigation started fall 1999. For the May 2001 federal raid, of 2 of 15 hit this month.
May 2001 Mickey Cobras: 13 of 15 hit, the other 2 were hit Jan. 2001.

West side: mostly Vice Lords, 14 of 17 arrested. Heroin down at 1600 S. Harding. At least $111,000 cash, 8-month investigation started after the slaying of a CVL leader. Hit a BD.

Dec. 2001 Ambrose: 17 arrested. Operation Bluewater. Shut down PCP lab. Black P. Stones: 20 arrested, Englewood. Investigation started June 1999.
June 2002 Mafia VLs: 21 arrested in Austin. Operation Mayhem. 6 month investigation.
Sept. 2002 GDs: Rockwell Gardens (West side), 34 hit, mostly at 150-unit 10-story 340 S. Western. Investigation started March 2000.
Nov. 2002 Latin Kings: Albany Park, 8 arrested, CPD raid for Lawrence/Kedzie, including a plot to kill a drug dealer, and murder of 2 others kings.
Jan. 2003 Ambrose: 16 arrested. Operation Bluewater. 18 ounces cocaine, $13,784 cash.
Aug. 2003 Traveling Vice Lords: CPD arrested 7 dealers 1st Lexington and Francisco market, then posed as dealers and arrested 60 customers, with 43 from Chicago. Obtained warrants for 16 other sellers.
April 2004 New Breeds: 20 arrested from ABLA housing complex (1510 W. 13th).
May 2004 CPD raids 18 GDs centered 7000 Eggleston (May 7) and 12 Black P. Stones centered 5400 Halsted (May 11).

BDs federal raid, hit 34 of 47 initially (including the #1 guy, chairman, and board members) by over 400 officers, by May 13. Investigation started Sept. 2002.

Mafia VLs: 57 arrested (31 federal, 26 state) by over 200 officers (May 20). Hit the #1 leader who was also the founder, and #2 leader. $38,558, 2,100 g cocaine, 387 g crack, and 100 g cannabis. Investigation began September 2002 by DEA, CPD, and ATF.

July 2004 4CH: 16 charged in Austin, Division/Parkside area. Investigation started in January. 1 leader was arrested in March before another leader was to come out of prison in October (but actually came out April 2006).
Oct. 2004 GDs: 11 of 15 arrested, centered 115th Pl. and Laflin. Operation Look Who's Laf'n. Investigation began June. CPD recovered $3,200 cash, $6,900 crack, $840 marijuana.
Nov. 2004 GDs: 7100 Rockwell, 12/18 arrested. Investigation started August.
Dec. 2004 MLDs: Humboldt Park, 21 arrested. Hit the current and previous #2 guy, Talman/Wabansia, and Cortez/Washtenaw, and the #3 guy, Talman/Wabansia.

Latin Kings: Pullman, 13 arrested by feds, hit the inca and enforcer.

Saints: 13 arrested, with arrest warrants for 12 more. Operation Broken Halo, seized $12,500 worth of cocaine 1st day.

Unknown VLs: 15 of 30 arrested. 900 and 1000 N. LeClaire. $10,000 worth of heroin.
Feb. 2, 2005 GDs: Rogers Park (Morse/Glenwood) 12 of 14 arrested. 2 street bosses hit.
April 2005 Unknown VLs: 13 arrested near Douglas Park.
May 2005 4CH + New Breeds: 30/34 arrested West side by feds. Hit the #1 leader of 4CH. Operation Street Sweeper. Investigation began July 2004.
June 2005 Black P. Stones: West side Austin, 700 block N. Central, 8/14 arrested 1st week.
July 2005 4 Corner Hustlers: 19 of 22 arrested. Operation Head Start. Hit the 1 in charge of the entire South side. Investigation began Oct. 2003.

GDs: 44 of 63 arrested end of month, from 5 building complexes at Browning and Vincennes. Operation Sin City. Investigation began Jan. 2005.

March 2006 Little Village: Latin Kings and some 2 6, 38 arrested. Operation 26th street.
April 2006 19 of 25 arrested by CPD for 2 markets: 61st/King Drive and 59th/Morgan. Heroin and crack.
June 2006 Mickey Cobras: 47 and associates arrested by over 400 officers, Dearborn homes. Operation Snakebite. Hit a female CPD who's boyfriend was a leader, and the #3 leader for Dearborn homes.
Oct. 2006 Conservative Vice Lords: 5 arrested Sept. 27, 9 arrested October 11. 4500 block of W. Maypole, CPD. Operation Heat Wave.

GDs: 26 arrested October 18 (3 that were juveniles), Ickes housing complex. Most of the heroin was fentanyl-laced. Operation Fallout.

Nov. 2006 MLDs + Jivers: 19 arrested, hit the #2 Jiver.

SDs: 17 arrested, half from Douglas Park, half from 42nd/Campbell.

Dec. 2006 Latin Kings: South side. 30 or 36 arrested. Operation Broken Crown. Investigation started June 2003, hit the #2 guy.
May 2007 GDs: Pullman 8 hit by feds. 116th/Stewart area. Hit a board member GD.
Sept. 2007 BDs: 6100 block S. Union. 12 arrested, CPD recovered $4,930, 77.4 g heroin, 3.8 g cocaine.
May 2008 GDs: 54th/Hoyne, 20/28 hit by ATF.

4CH: 55 arrested, including the prince, who came out of prison April 2006, and more homicides went up in Austin. 18-month investigation.

Sept. 2008 Latin Kings: Little Village. 38 arrested. Operation Pesadilla. Operation started April 2007, hit the new #2 guy.
Oct. 2008 Spanish Cobras: 25 hit federal, 6 hit CPD, including 2 CeaseFire employees. Operation Snake Charmer.
June 2010 Latin Kings: Southeast region. 6 arrested federal. West side: 19 arrested, including a CVL leader. Chicago/Monticello area. 412 g crack, 201 g heroin, and ecstasy pills altogether worth $83,000, and $11,703 seized, and 4 cars.
July 21, 2010 2 6. 25 charged (13 federal, 12 CPD), investigation started January 2009. Mostly guns.
Aug. 2010 New Breeds: 20/29 arrested, federal and state. $350,000 cash, 18 guns, and heroin worth $1.2 million seized, including 2 weeks ago, almost 17 lbs heroin seized from a Jeep. Investigation started October.
Sept. 2010 2 6: ~24 arrested. Marijuana. Operation Shady Business. Investigation started June 2009. Black Souls: 60+ arrested by CPD throughout the month.
Nov. 2010 Traveling VLs: near Kedzie/Ohio. 83/96 initially arrested by CPD, 31 charged by FBI. Investigation began Aug. 2008 after a CPD was killed. Operation Blue Knight.
Feb. 2011 MLDs: 17 plus 3 neutrons. 9 of 10 arrested on state charges. Operation Bruised Forks.
Nov. 2011 Latin Kings: Southeast region. 15 arrested, 2 of which are CPD.
April 2012 SDs: 11 of 12 arrested, 4 of 5 federal and 7 state. Mostly 59th/Richmond area. Operation Devil's Playground. Recovered 11 guns and more than $15,000. Investigation started 2009.
May 2012 GDs and Stones: Southeast side, 12 of 14 arrested, CPD seized $722,000 marijuana and $10,000 crack. Centered around 79th/Bennett and 79th/Yates.
June 2012 IGs: 19 hit (13 federal, 6 state). Seized over a kilo of crack cocaine, >250 g powder, ~125 g heroin, 31 firearms, ~$4,000 cash, and 3 vehicles.
July 2012 Uptown: 23 arrested from 2 gangs.
April 2013 BDs: 17 of 18 hit by feds, Altgeld Gardens.
July 2013 Saints: 13 Saints + 1 La Raza, 4 of 5 federal and 8 of 9 state.
Oct. 2013 Imperial VLs: 24 hit federal, 9 hit state. Hit the #1 leader, who was arrested at O'hare airport.
May 2014 BDs: 32 of 47 arrested.
June 2014 Conservative VLs: 27 hit (14 federal, 13 state), heroin highway north of Douglas Park. Hit the #1 leader of the Vice Lords. $140,000, nearly half a kilo of heroin, 8 hangduns. Investigation took about a year.
Aug. 2014 GDs: West side. 35 arrested (20 federal 15 state). Centered around 4400 Congress and 300 Kilbourn. $10,000 cash, more than half a kilo of heroin, 3 firearms. Hit the GD in charge of all cocaine in the entire West side, also hit a Black Soul.
Feb. 2015 Black P. Stones: Uptown, 21 arrested. $2.5 million, with $58,000 seized in cash, and 377 g crack. Operation Tangled Web.
July 2015 Black P. Stones: South and West sids, 15 hit (12 federal, 3 state). Drug raid.
July 2016 Latin Kings: 33 of 36 hit by feds, Southeast region and west suburbs.
Sept. 2016 West side: 33 arrested, seeking 12 more. 3 of the 33 were hit federal, 28 were gangs. Fentanyl and heroin-laced fentanyl, by the Eisenhower.
Feb. 2017 Traveling VLs: (mostly) 51 hit (40 state, 11 federal), Califoria/Lexington area. 8 lbs heroin, 4.5 lbs methamphetamine, and ~1.2 lbs cocaine and crack cocaine. Operation Shut Down Travel. Investigation began in 2015 after the death of a CPD.
March 2017 Unknown VLs: 65+ hit (18 federal). ~$400,000, ~7 kilos of cocaine and heroin. Operation Sweet Dreams. Investigation started 2015. Following week, Traveling Vice Lords: 8 hit + 3 suppliers.
May 2017 2 6: ~48 arrested (21 federal, 27 state). Hit the #2 leader. 118 firearms, 25 rounds of ammunition, 800 g cocaine, >250 g fentanyl, >280 g crystal meth. Operation Bunny Trap. Started November 2014.
Sept. 2017 4 Corner Hustlers: 9 hit.
Nov. 2017 Uptown: 8/13 arrested from 5 different gangs along Argyle.
March 2018 Woodlawn: 10 hit by feds from Chicago. The chief person hit was a GD who also operated on 43rd, and the raid also hit BDs. Operation Box Car Willie. 10-month investigation.
April 2018 West Garfield Park. 14 hit: hit the chief of Monroe Millionaires (GDs), and a Little Village car shop. Operation Broken Roe. Seized $60,000 in narcotics proceeeds. Investigation started Feb. 2017.
June 2018 57 hit for trafficking drugs into Chicago's West side, with 48 hit by state. Operation Full Circle. >2 kilos heroin, kilo of fentanyl, 300 lbs marijuana, 17 firearms, $8,000 narcotics proceeds.

North Lawndale and East Garfield Park: 57 hit (42 state). Operation: Fat Chance. 3 kilos heroin, > 1 kilo cocaine, 230+ grams fentanyl, > $100,000. Leader was New Breeds. Started Dec. 2017.

Sept. 2018 Latin Kings: Little Village, 20 arrested (10/10 federal/state), guns and drugs. 445 grams heroin, 230 grams cocaine, $97,770, 20 firearms. Started Nov. 2016.
March 2019 Primarily West Garfield Park, primarily Undertaker VL's: 35 hit (22 federal): Operation Road Rage. $100,000 cash, a kilogram of mostly fentanyl-heroin. Started June 2017 CPD + DEA.

Note: does not include Operation Double Play in fall 2003 because those were misdemeanor arrests.