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Alleged gang members, associates arrested in Ariz.

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PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say nine alleged gang members and their associates are in custody after being indicted on various charges.

Search warrants and arrests were executed Wednesday in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties by the FBI's Violent Street Gang Task Force and their partner agencies.

The defendants are charged in indictments returned by a Pinal County grand jury.

They are charged with conspiracy, assisting a criminal enterprise, money laundering, drug charges and other related offenses.

Authorities say their investigation was aimed at disrupting ongoing violent street gang activity around Arizona.

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