Print

Training >> Browse Articles >> Miscellaneous

+24

20 Most Ridiculous Police Impersonators

PoliceLink

19. Feds Bust Fake Cop Ring

UPI via YellowBrix

NEW YORK – Authorities have broken up a New York gang that allegedly robbed drug couriers from Massachusetts to Florida by impersonating police.

The gang is suspected of stealing more than $20 million in drugs and $4 million in cash over the past five years, WNBC-TV in New York reports.

Federal Law Enforcement

U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell says the ring would conduct surveillance on victims for weeks and then use fake police lights and sirens to pull over drug couriers and rob them. If drugs or cash weren’t in the vehicle, the suspects would allegedly kidnap and torture the drivers to tell them where they were kept.

Investigators say the suspects would use simulated drowning techniques on victims to learn the details of drug shipments and money transfers.

Eight of the 15 men named in a federal indictment were ordered held without bail Tuesday following their arraignment, WNBC said. All eight pleaded innocent.

Officials of the Drug Enforcement Agency say more arrests are expected in the case.

See #18: Cop Impersonator Arrested After Trying to Impress Date >>>

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.


* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.