- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California say they’ve arrested more than two dozen leaders of a violent street gang that profited off prostitution and drugs.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told the Fresno Bee on Thursday (https://bit.ly/214srLq ) that officers arrested 28 of the gang’s top leaders. Dyer calls the gang the largest and most active in Fresno, with about 200 members.

More than 400 officers from local, state and federal agencies participated in the early morning take-down.

Dyer says officers seized $50,000 in cash and 17 vehicles, including a Bentley and a party bus.

Authorities say ten of the men arrested have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

They say three men are being charged with pimping up to nine women, who made $30,000 a week for the gang.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com


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