FEDS Crack Down on Gangs

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Federal agents arrested 915 cross-border gang members for drug trafficking, murder and other crimes, and another 132 on immigration violations.    But there are OVER 1 million more on the loose. 

In addition to the arrests, officials also seized 150 guns, more than 20 kilograms of narcotics, and $70,000 in cash.

“Project Shadowfire” was a five-week operation, which started on Feb. 15, and ended on March 21.  It was carried out by ICE and local law enforcement, primarily in the areas of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, El Paso, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

According to a study five years ago, there were about 1.4 million gang members who were criminally active in the U.S.    In March 2015, an official with the National Gang Center admitted that “overall gangs are responsible for 16 percent of all homicides, but 25 percent in cities with a population of over 100,000.”







 

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