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FBI-LAPD Joint Sweep Targets Alleged Gangsters

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(FOX 11) FBI officials say a joint task force has taken down at least a dozen senior members of the 18th Street gang in a series of early morning raids. The suspects have been arrested for numerous charges including narcotics distribution and weapons charges.

The gang also allegedly extorted "rent money" from local business on behalf of the Mexican Mafia. A variety of drugs as well as handguns, shotguns, and rifles were seized in Operation "Breaking Bad."

The suspects will be arraigned in a federal court Tuesday afternoon.

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