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U.S. Marshals: Rapper Tsu-Surf Arrested for Racketeering Charges in Jersey City

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

The United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Division took down a rapper who they believe committed several Racketeering violations known as RICO. 

U.S. Marshal officials confirmed with RLS Media that Mr. Rahjon Cox, also known as Tsu-Surf, was arrested after he barricaded himself inside a building in the 200 block of Wilkinson Avenue this afternoon (Thursday). 

The operation began when The U.S. Marshals surrounded the building in search of Cox around 1:30 p.m. 

As units conducting a perimeter around the building moved in to apprehend Cox, officials said he attempted to flee the rear  with his girlfriend but then reneterwd the building and barricaded. 

A Jersey City Emergency Services Unit and a negotiation team joined the government law enforcement agency in an attempt to get Cox to surrender peacefully. 

After about 20 minutes, Cox turned himself in to authorities without further incident and the charged with Racketeering, officials said. 

Cox is being held at the Essex County Jail in Newark. 

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) of 1970 seeks to strengthen the legal tools in evidence gathering by establishing new penal prohibitions and providing enhanced sanctions and new remedies for dealing with the unlawful activities of those engaged in organized crime.

The situation remains under investigation.