An ongoing drug investigation has a dozen suspected drug offenders and gang members behind bars.
New Bern Police say the arrests this week are part of the year long multi-agency operation known as "Operation Stars and Shield."
Police say they arrested twelve people including several members of the United Blood Nation gang.
Other recent arrests in the investigation included four suspects.
Also members of the gang who are charged with killing Marine Anthony Gonzales last September in New Bern.
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