25 Arrested in Operation Targeting MS-13 Gang in Central Valley


More than two dozen suspected MS-13 gang members operating in a Central Valley town west of Fresno as well as in Los Angeles were arrested in a months-long multiagency operation that culminated this week, authorities said.

Suspected members of the transnational criminal organization were arrested on charges including murder, assault, kidnapping and drug trafficking, according to federal authorities and court documents unsealed Thursday.

Fifteen people were charged with participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy, while the others were charged with a variety of crimes, including stabbing a rival gang member, U.S. attorney McGregor W. Scott said Friday at a news conference in Fresno.

Two men have been charged with the 2017 slaying of a man in Fresno County, Scott said.

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