- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say 25 people identified by investigators as gang members or associates have been indicted for their alleged roles in a South Texas drug and money laundering ring.

Federal investigators in Houston on Friday announced the 27-count superseding indictment linked to the Tri-City Bombers. Officials say the defendants - from Texas, Ohio and Minnesota - face counts including racketeering, drug distribution and money laundering.

Prosecutors say the suspects are accused of taking part in a multistate drug ring operating since 2009 and blamed for murder, attempted murder and robbery.

The superseding indictment was returned March 30 by a federal jury in Houston and unsealed Thursday.

Officials say two dozen of the suspects were in custody as of Friday.

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