Merced Gang Sweep

May 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Merced Police Department Gang Task Force has arrested more than a dozen members of a notorious gang.Authorities in Merced said they've made significant progress in taking down a well known street gang. Investigators said these men and women were all connected to gun and drug sales and conspiracy to murder a Merced Police Officer.

An undercover agent from a Bay Area police department infiltrated the gang five months ago and made the operation a success.

You can imagine the courage it takes to hang out with a bunch of these gang members pretending to be one of them and knowing if your identity is revealed at any time your life would be in grave danger," said Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse.

Police are looking to arrest one more gang member involved in the five month sting. They will all be arraigned later this week.

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