October 13th, 2011
01:21 PM ET

Agents conduct sweep for Puerto Rican gang

More than 600 officers from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and local police departments conducted a raid on the largest public housing complex in Puerto Rico Thursday in an operation against its biggest drug gang.

Arrest warrants were issued for 82 members of the Calle Cuatro, or Fourth Street, gang, who are blamed for 25 murders on the island.

According to officials, 43 alleged gang members had been arrested by Thursday afternoon.

A federal indictment says the 82 suspects are wanted on drug charges, weapon charges, or both.

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  1. banasy©

    Uh, how about *murder*?

    October 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. justathought

    Hey[ Banasy don'd forget, this is CNN. Crappy News Notes.

    October 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    Well, if looking for a puerto rican gang, puerto rico would be the place. Did they ever shut down the Sharks?

    October 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WOT

    There are about two million Black young men in JAIL; Genocide for Black American! Now it is the Puerto Rican's time for Genocide!

    October 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. leeintulsa

    @wot: In that town.. If they're criminals..

    October 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ***Dude***

    WOT: what the heck r u talking about?

    October 14, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |