Six former members of the Philadelphia Police Dept.’s narcotics unit have been federally indicted, charged with using robbery, kidnapping and other tactics to shake down more than a half-million dollars worth of cash, property and drugs from suspected drug dealers.

The 26-count indictment’s unsealing was announced during a Wednesday morning news conference.

The former Narcotics Field Unit cops were “abusing their official positions to rob and extort suspected drug dealers and to fabricate police reports, covering up their illegal activities,” U.S. District Attorney Zane Memeger said.

They’re accused of “engaging in a racketeering conspiracy that included multiple acts of robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and drug-dealing,” the local U.S. attorney added.

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