Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Feds Conduct Major Drug Sweep

Today, federal agents descended on the Little Village neighborhood attempting to arrest approximately 40 members of the Latin Kings street gang. Many of the gang members charged today are high ranking members of the gang. Officers today arrested 29 individuals and are searching for 11 more. Federal agents had apparently infiltrated the street gang with audio and video surveillance and informants. In a meeting in 2007, these high ranking members were ordered to sell at least a quarter ounce of cocaine per month to supply the gang with money. At that meeting, each of the individuals attending was patted down to make sure that they did not have a wire. However, it turns out that the individual doing the pat down was actually the informant.

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