During Operation Skin Deep, a police action started as an undercover mission, 11 men from New Jersey were arrested for running an online drug ring. Christopher Castelluzzo (31), of Lake Hopatcong, was charged as the leader of the gang, and he had also been charged with the conspiracy to commit murder for his alleged role in trying to kill two men in a drug dispute, according to court documents.
According to Attorney General John Hoffman, Operation Skin Deep started as an undercover investigation into cocaine sales in Atlantic City. However, during the police action, law enforcement authorities uncovered that the gang is using the internet to sell and the postal service to distribute cocaine and designer drugs to their clients. Hoffman added:
“Our racketeering indictment alleges that this ring of criminals had a cyber-age approach to distributing multiple kilograms of cocaine as well as designer drugs. However, we allege that they were typical drug dealers in their willingness to resort to violence, as evidenced by the murder conspiracy we charged. Our seizure of $1.2 million from the trunk of a ring member – one of the largest cash seizures in state history – speaks to the huge illicit profits these