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 16, 1985 Latin Kings: Humboldt Park, 17 arrested, 3 that are women. Operation Kingpin. A 9 year-old not arrested.
May 18, 1985 Black P. Stones: 26 arrested.
April 1991 41 arrested Stateway Gardens, mostly 3651-3653 S. Federal. Operation Clean Sweep, 220 CPD sent.
March 1993 Ambrose: 32 arrested, 26 posted bond the next day.
March 1993 SGDs: South Chicago neighborhood, 7 of 9 arrested, hit the #1 guy. Operation Houston.
August 1995 GDs: 39 arrested, including female CPD who was the girlfriend of the #2 leader.
March 1996 IGs: 70+ arrested, with 44 arrested March, 6 that are juveniles. Operation Diamond. Hit the #1 leader.
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: 20 arrested, 8 more arrested December 1999.
June 1999 MLDs: Humboldt Park, 22 of 29 arrested.
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. 2001 Ambrose: 17 arrested. Operation Bluewater. Shut down PCP lab. Black P. Stones: 20 arrested, Englewood.
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.
Sept. 2003 West side: 205 arrests, centered around 3100 block W. 5th and 900 block N. Monticello. Operation Double Play. 81 vehicles impounded.
May 2004 18 GDs centered 7000 block S. Eggleston and 12 Black P. Stones centered 5400 block S. Halsted.
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.
Dec. 2004 MLDs: Humboldt Park, 21 arrested. Hit 2 #2 guy, Talman and Wabansia, and Cortez/Washtenaw.
Dec. 2004 Saints: 13 arrested, with arrest warrants for 12 more. Operation Broken Halo, seized $12,500 worth of cocaine 1st day.
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.
July 2005 GDs: 44 of 63 arrested end of month, from 5 building complexes at Browning and Vincennes. Operation Sin City. Investigation began Jan. 2006.
March 2006 Little Village: Latin Kings and some 2 6, 38 arrested.
April 2006 19 of 25 arrested by CPD for 2 markets: 61st/King Drive and 59th/Morgan. Heroin and crack.
Oct. 2006 Conservative Vice Lords: 5 arrested Sept. 27, 9 arrested October. Operation Heat Wave. 4500 block of W. Maypole, CPD.
Nov. 2006 SDs: 17 arrested, half from Douglas Park, half from 42nd/Campbell.
Nov. 2006 MLDs + Jivers: 19 arrested, hit the #2 Jiver.
Dec. 2006 Latin Kings: South side. 30 or 36 arrested. Operation Broken Crown. Investigation started June 2003, hit the #2 guy.
Sept. 2007 BDs: 6100 block S. Union. 12 arrested, CPD recovered $4,930, 77.4 g heroin, 3.8 g cocaine.
Oct. 2008 Latin Kings: Little Village. 38 arrested. Operation Pesadilla. Operation started April 2007, hit the new #2 guy.
June 2010 Latin Kings: Southeast region. 6 arrested.
July 21, 2010 2 6. 25 charged (13 federal, 12 CPD), investigation started January 2009. Mostly guns.
Sept. 2010 2 6: ~24 arrested. Marijuana. Operation Shady Business. Investigation started June 2009. Black Souls: 60+ arrested by CPD throughout the month.
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.
July 2013 Saints: 14 charged, 4 of 5 federal and 8 of 9 state. State included at least 1 La Raza.
May 2014 BDs: 32 of 47 arrested.
Feb. 2015 Black P. Stones: Uptown, 21 arrested. Operation Tangled Web.
May 2017 2 6: ~48 arrested. Hit the #2 leader. Operation Bunny Trap. Investigation started November 2014.