83 Mexican Mafia members busted for drug ring in LA jail system

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Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in News
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Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia 'gang of gangs' were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails.

The U.S. attorney's office charged 83 people in sweeping racketeering conspiracies that alleged they ran drugs and carried out violent assaults and murders against those who didn't obey.

'These cases have delivered a major blow to the Mexican Mafia and leaders of many of the street gangs under the control of the organization,' U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said.

'By taking out the gang members who control the jails, and by disrupting their communications network, we undermined the Mexican Mafia's ability to coordinate street gang activity.'

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