Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Feds Arrest 678 Alleged Gang Members, Drug Traffickers

WASHINGTON--A division of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency today announced the arrests of 678 alleged gang members and drug trafficking associates from 133 different gangs and coming from 24 different countries including Mexico, and 168 U.S. cities in a sweep dubbed Project Southern Tempest.
"Project Southern Tempest is the largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement operation targeting gangs with ties to drug trafficking organizations," said Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton in a prepared statement.
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