Federal authorities announced Wednesday an FBI gang task force made six more arrests "related to gang activities," bringing the unit's number of arrests on Long Island to 40, according to a news release by the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.
The Long Island Gang Task Force was established in 2004 and geared toward stopping the increase of violent crimes in selected communities.
"These arrests represent the continued success of the Long Island Gang Task Force working together to make our communities safer," agent Michael J. Ferrandino said in a statement. "However, we know our work with will not be complete until the violent activities that these gangs are carrying out on our streets are stopped."
Those arrested are:
Rashaan Corbin, 32, North Amityville
Fausto Cruz, 41, Copiague
Charles Hickson, 35, North Amityville
Terrance Mason, 30, North Amityville
Curtis Sherrar, 30, North Amityville
Rhamel Stanford, 24, North Amityville
One of the suspects has ties to the Crips street gang, authorities said. That suspect was not specified.
Also assisting the FBI in the task force are the Suffolk County Police Department's Patrol Special Operations Team, the U.S. Marshals Service Long Island Fugitive Task Force, New York State Parole and the Suffolk County Probation Department.