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Scores of alleged L.A. gang members arrested in nationwide sweep
Scores of alleged L.A. gang members arrested in nationwide sweep

Nearly 1,000 suspected gang members, including almost 90 from the Los Angeles area, were swept up in a nationwide crackdown on transnational gangs, authorities announced Wednesday. The sweep, dubbed Operation Wildfire, pulled in 87 members of more than 40 local gangs including Barrio Van Nuys, the Eastside Wilmas and 18th Street, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in a news statement. The sweeps were carried out from Feb. 23 to March 31. An additional 50 people from the Bay Area and 28 from Imperial Valley were arrested, officials said. Most of those arrested were charged with violating state laws but many from countries like Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and...

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