Newsbrief: New York City Cops in Paraphernalia Sweep, Big Hoopla, Misdemeanor Arrests 5/24/02

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New York City resorted to an undercover initiative lasting weeks and costing hundreds of police man-hours to arrest 124 persons for mainly misdemeanor charges of selling drug paraphernalia on May 16. Standing before dozens of bags of seized bongs, crack pipes, scales, Ziploc baggies and filters, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly convened a press conference to tout the busts as "part of our renewed assault on quality-of-life crimes in all five boroughs."

The cutely acronymed "Operation CROP" (Coordinated Response to Outlaw Paraphernalia) led to raids at 58 newspaper stands, bodegas and other businesses across the city's five boroughs. Next, said Kelly, will be an effort to shut those businesses down. The city will bring civil proceedings against the small businesses, he said.

"In a single day, we got massive amounts of illegal paraphernalia off the streets of New York and arrested the 124 criminals who peddle them," said the commissioner. He did not say how many of those arrested were paraphernalia kingpins and how many were minimum wage clerks.

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