RAPPER TEKASHI 6IX 9INE ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY AND RACKETEERING
The weird and sexually elaborate rapper Tekashi 6ix 9ine was arrested by federal officials on Monday for a number of gang related charges, including robberies and drugs. Tekashi is now in general population at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center.
The arrest occurred in New York by the Department of Homeland Security. Tekashi is in a gang called "Nine Trey".
As alleged in the indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court, Nine Trey was a criminal enterprise involved in committing numerous acts of violence, including shootings, robberies, and assaults in and around Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Members and associates of Nine Trey engaged in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, to promote the standing and reputation of Nine Trey, and to protect the gang’s narcotics business. Members and associates of Nine Trey enriched themselves by committing robberies and selling drugs, such as heroin, fentanyl, furanly fentanyl, MDMA, dibutylone, and marijuana.
The indictment charges Jamel Jones, a/k/a “Mel Murda,” Kifano Jordan, a/k/a “Shotti,” Jensel Butler, a/k/a “Ish,” Daniel Hernandez, a/k/a “Tekashi 6ix 9ine,”Fuguan Lovick, a/k/a “Fu Banga,” and Faheem Walter, a/k/a “Crippy,” with racketeering and firearms offenses. Count One of the Indictment charges Jones, Jordan, Butler, Hernandez, and Walter with participating in a racketeering conspiracy for their criminal involvement in Nine Trey. Count Two charges Jones, Jordan, Butler, Hernandez, and Walter with using and carrying firearms, which were brandished and discharged, in connection with the racketeering conspiracy. Counts Three through Five charges Jones, Jordan, Butler, Hernandez, and Walter with participating in a gunpoint robbery in the vicinity of West 40th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan on or about April 3, 2018. Counts Six and Seven charge Lovick with shooting at rivals of Nine Trey in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on or about April 21, 2018. Count Eight charges Jordan, Butler, Hernandez, and Walter with agreeing to shoot an individual who had shown disrespect to Nine Trey, resulting in an innocent bystander being shot, in the vicinity of Fulton Street and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn on or about July 16, 2018.