Operation ‘Game of Thrones’ nets 23 gang members, 1 crooked cop

Operation ‘Game of Thrones’ nets 23 gang members, 1 crooked cop

Derrick Antonio

SAN JOSE —  According to San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia, Derrick Antonio, a 9-year veteran with the department who had been placed on a two-month leave following the discovery that he was leaking information to a local gang, was charged with 5 felony counts of unauthorized computer access and 1 felony count of accessory after the fact.

Antonio was charged and arrested by the SJPD’s Criminal Investigations Detail on August 23. He had been on paid administrative leave since June 2016.

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group pic of those arrested

During the course of the investigation dubbed ‘Operation Game of Thrones,’ SJPD identified three suspects who conspired to bribe a uniformed member of the SJPD. These suspects were affiliated with the Duong Café, located at 2268 Senter Road in San Jose, and are also associated to a criminal street gang in San Jose.

The Department acknowledged that it had been working closely with detectives of the San Jose Police Department’s Gang Investigations Unit since the beginning of March of 2016.

The investigation began as actions of a Vietnamese criminal street gang were heating up and tensions with local cafe and restaurant owners grew. A spike in violent crimes drew in the possibility that drugs and gangs were now warring over turf in centrally known Vietnamese hangouts.

Multiple arrests on August 23 netted more than 5 handguns, 69 illegal gambling machines, $200,000, body armor, jewelry, phones, computers, and financial records.

The Drug Enforcement Agency also recovered more than 4000 Ecstasy pills, 300 Xanax pills, 200 Molly tablets, several vials of illegal steroids, 600 pounds of Marijuana, with a total of 420 lbs. seized by the Louisiana State Police while multiple suspects were transporting the drug from San Jose.

Most bizarre in all the case, an alligator was also seized during the search of more than 34 homes and businesses located throughout San Jose area.

According to the San Jose Police Department, 23 suspects who are known Vietnamese gang members or associates of a criminal street gang were arrested.

Sergeant Enrique Garcia with the San Jose Police Department said, “The suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on charges ranging from extortion, public corruption, narcotic trafficking, assault, illegal gun possession, and conspiracy. Two of the suspects were arrested in Anaheim by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The department is also stating that there are a total of six suspects that are still at large who are wanted for various felonies, including conspiracy, accessory after the fact, narcotics and gambling.

 

 

 

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