The FBI, Chelsea, Boston and State Police arrest nineteen in morning raids

October 21, 2010

The Chelsea Police Department announced that a series of early morning raids netted nineteen (19) arrests including twelve (12) for Federal Indictment Warrants. Many of those arrested face up to twenty (20) year prison terms for narcotic and firearm violations. The twelve month investigation under the direction of the FBI named “Operation Royal Ruin” targeted the criminal activity of Latin King Gang operating out of Chelsea and Boston. The investigation targeted gun and narcotic trafficking, as well as numerous violent crimes.

According to Chief Brian A. Kyes, “The Chelsea Police Department will continue to conduct these operations that target this very dangerous element.” He added, “The Department has prioritized focused enforcement on these repeat offenders and will continue to work with our Federal and State partners in this aggressive pursuit to make Chelsea safer”.

Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880 or texting the word Chelsea and then their message to tip411 (847411) from their cell phone. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at