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Adams: NYC taking steps to prevent Venezuelan gangs from infiltrating migrant shelters

July 1, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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GRACIE MANSION — FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT VENEZUELAN gangs are infiltrating migrant shelters, Mayor Eric Adams on Monday told FOX5’s Rosanna Scotto that the city is taking steps to get ahead of the situation — including a recent trip by Intel Deputy Commissioner Weiner and NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Tania Kinsella to Colombia to conduct an analysis of the gang. “We’re utilizing the intel and we’re utilizing the information that came from South America so that we can, one, identify, two, make sure they don’t get a foothold in our city and make the proper apprehensions,” Adams told Scotto during the show Good Day New York. Adams added that the city was considering installing more metal detectors in migrant shelters. “Yes, that’s our desire. We want to make sure that we have the proper metal detectors because we don’t want guns being smuggled into these centers, these shelters,” he said. 

Some gang members have smuggled guns into the shelters using food-app delivery bags, the New York Post reported.



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