New York, NY –
Newark Mayor Cory Booker says the city's police department has created a special division to combat drug trafficking.
He says the formation of the new unit is part of an effort to curb rampant drug violence in Newark. The announcement came a day after two teenagers were shot and killed, in what police suspect was a drug-related incident.
Booker says officers within the 45-person unit will target dealers and distributors, including gangs.