Detroit chief: Death threat shows drug trafficking crackdown works

Feb 23, 2014

DETROIT – Detroit's police chief says a death threat against him on a social media site shows that his department's crackdown on drug trafficking is cutting into the profits of criminals.

James Craig held a news conference Sunday to discuss the threat uncovered Friday. He declines to say where the threat was posted but says it included a photo of a handgun.

The police chief says his department has conducted five large-scale drug sweeps since July as well as an average of 35 drug house raids each week.

Craig says the crackdown is "having an impact on undermining these criminal organization's revenue streams, so they're angry."

He says the threat reinforces the effectiveness of the drug crackdown ad says he and his department "will not be deterred."

The FBI is investigating.