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Feds carry out largest-ever national gang raid | Washington Examiner

Feds carry out largest-ever national gang raid | Washington Examiner

Federal agents arrested nearly 1,400 gang members in a six-week national sting, making it the largest-ever gang bust the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations branch has conducted.

ICE officers, including sub-groups Enforcement and Removal Operations and HSI, arrested 1,378 people between March 26 and May 6. About 930 those arrested were U.S. citizens, while 445 were foreign nationals representing 21 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

Just under 1,100 arrestees were taken into custody on federal and/or state criminal charges, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking.

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