Zoe Pound

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Zoe Pound
Founding locationMiami, Florida[1]
TerritoryMiami, Florida;[1]Key West, Florida[2] Fort Pierce, Florida[3]
EthnicityHaitian[1]
Criminal activitiesDrug trafficking, Robbery,[1] Racketeering[3]
 
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Zoe Pound
Founding locationMiami, Florida[1]
TerritoryMiami, Florida;[1]Key West, Florida[2] Fort Pierce, Florida[3]
EthnicityHaitian[1]
Criminal activitiesDrug trafficking, Robbery,[1] Racketeering[3]

Zoe Pound is a criminal street gang based in Miami, Florida founded by Haitian immigrants.[1] Zoe is the anglicized variant of the word Zo, which is Haitian Creole to mean bone, whose members were known to be "hard to the bone." When conflicts against Haitians arose, the pound would be sought out to retaliate, thus the street gang name, Zoe Pound came to be.[4]

Having branched out from Miami in the two decades leading up to 2010, they are known to be involved in drug trafficking and robbery and related violent crimes in support of their drug trafficking activities in Evansville.[1]

In 2009, six Zoe Pound leaders were arrested on racketeering and conspiracy charges in Fort Pierce, Florida after Florida Department of Law Enforcement offices convinced several gang members to give testimony for the prosecution.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Twenty-Two Charged Federally in Evansville Drug Trafficking Case". Indianapolis: Federal Bureau of Investigation. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "ICE Operation in South Florida Net 24 Criminal Aliens". Hispanically Speaking News. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Greenlee, Will (18 June 2009). "Six alleged leaders of Fort Pierce gang facing charges". TCPalm. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Daddy, Trick; Bailey, Peter. Magic City: Trials of a Native Son. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-4391-4852-5. Retrieved 1 October 2014.