ATF Creates Fictional Hip Hop Label to Make Drug and Gun Busts

ATF Creates Fictional Hip Hop Label to Make Drug and Gun Busts

December 21, 2011 2:06 pm 2 comments

Ally Walker

AllHipHopNews reports:

Over $7.2 million in drugs and 161 weapons were confiscated after a year long investigation by the Washington D.C. Police and the Bureau the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which operated as fictional rap label.

According to the Washington Post, D.C. police and ATF agents acted as undercover officers and “music industry insiders” during the year-long sting.

The police created the “Manic Enterprisess” studio in Northeast Washington, for fictional rap artist Richie Valdez in November of 2010.

Agents then told the underground world and black market that they were seeking to purchase weapons and drugs.

Over the course of the year, agents confiscated 161 firearms (including a rocket launcher), 29 assault weapons, 80 pounds of methamphetamine, 21 pounds of cocaine, 1.25 gallons of PCP, 24 pounds of marijuana, heroin and Ecstasy.

AllHipHopNews: ATF and D.C. Police Impersonate Rap Label; Arrest 70 in Year Long Guns and Drug Sting

(via Hump Jones)

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