PASADENA (CBS/AP) — Law enforcement officials unsealed three federal indictments on Thursday that charge 24 alleged members and associates of a Pasadena street gang with operating a widespread narcotics network in Southern California.
The announcement and 12 arrests capped an 18-month multi-agency drug trafficking investigation dubbed “Operation Rosebud.”
FBI Special Agent in Charge Tim Delaney with the L.A. Office told KNX1070’s Pete Demetriou: “Two of the defendants were already in custody. Two of the defendants have been deported. Three of the defendants are unidentified subjects. Twelve defendants were arrested this morning. Five are considered fugitives.”