On Sunday night, 6ix9ine and five of his now-former associates—Tr3yway Shotti, Faheem Walter, Fuguan Lovick, Jensel “Ish” Butler, and Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones—were arrested by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, in concert with the NYPD and Homeland Security Investigations. 6ix9ine faces a range of racketeering and firearms-related charges, each of which carry maximum sentences ranging between three years and life. Mentioned specifically were his alleged involvements in an armed robbery in midtown Manhattan in April (which prosecutors say he filmed; the ID of the robbery victim was found in 6ix9ine’s house during the September raid); and a shooting in Brooklyn in July. The indictment specifically names the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods as a “criminal organization.”
6ix9ine was denied bail, despite offering to surrender his passport. At the same time, reports came out that just two days before his arrest, he had been warned by federal agents that some of his now-fired affiliates had threatened his life. He turned down the feds’ offer of a hotel, and was put under 24-hour watch.
The latest reports say that 6ix9ine is being held in the general population at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. His new album Dummy Boy comes out on Friday.