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Raid brings attention to existence of gangs in Amsterdam

About 30 members of Latin Kings operate in city

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Detective Lt. Kurt Conroy wants the roughly 30 Latin Kings operating in Amsterdam to know the police are watching them. A large-scale drug raid in the city last month resulted in the arrests of four local members of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, bringing the national gang’s Amsterdam presence into public view. The 33-year-old area leader, David Canales, who Conroy said is known as “First Crown,” was arrested on drug dealing charges. “Hopefully ...

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