Sting nets 62 accused gang members in Yonkers

A sting by the FBI and Yonkers police has netted 62 accused gang members who allegedly sold cocaine and marijuana on the streets of Yonkers.

Investigators say they raided 13 locations to round up suspects from The Elm Street Wolves and The Cliff Street Gangsters and that three more suspects are still on the loose.

An FBI spokesman says the gangs controlled major drug operations and most of the crack-cocaine sales in southwest Yonkers and retaliated with brutal force against anyone who stepped in on their territory.

Most of the accused are charged with drug and weapons crimes that carry mandatory sentences of 10 years in prison. Officials say one of the alleged gang members is being charged in the 2009 murder of Strip Boys gang member Christopher Cokley.

Authorities say they are continuing to investigate whether the recent murder of 15-year-old Stephen Saez on Purser Place in Yonkers is also connected to the gangs.

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