Nearly 20 arrested in Kings County Norteno gang sweep

The Kings County Gang Task Force served 16 simultaneous search warrants on Wednesday that took aim at the Norteno criminal street gang, authorities said.
November 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The Kings County Gang Task Force served 16 simultaneous search warrants on Wednesday that took aim at the Norteno criminal street gang, authorities said.

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The task forces said that nearly 20 members of the gang were arrested on charges including criminal street gang charges, weapons violations, narcotics trafficking, and attempted murder. They said another 20 individuals have also been arrested in the last 30 days.

Authorities said during the raid agents seized more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin -- as well as several illegal weapons.

Investigators said over a month-long investigation they identified key Norteno gang leaders in the Kings County area.


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