Authorities say they’ve arrested nearly two dozen people in a crackdown on a Southern California gang believed to be involved in methamphetamine and heroin trafficking.
Numerous reputed Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang members and associates are facing federal and state charges.
Half a dozen gang members were arrested Wednesday as the result of a federal investigation into a Mexican drug trafficking ring.
A reputed prison gang leader who was on probation in California has been captured in Missouri.
Federal indictments aimed at disrupting the Mexican Mafia prison gang and a Mexican drug cartel name as an unindicted co-conspirator the man who helped organize the massive hunger strike in California state prisons.
A 30-year-old woman has been accused of coordinating gang activity in Los Angeles from her home in Salina, Kansas.