Photo: Drug Gang Arrested for 20 Murders in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican and federal authorities arrested 30 people Friday in a crackdown on a drug gang suspected in a score of homicides.
Another 36 suspects are being sought, the FBI special agent in charge in San Juan, Joseph Campbell, told the press.
Most of Friday’s arrests took place at a public housing project in the southern city of Ponce, he said.
The dismantling of the gang gives residents of the housing complex an opportunity to keep their community free of criminals, Campbell said.
Investigators suspect the gang is responsible for a score of homicides, including a triple-murder in February and another killing three weeks ago.
Friday’s raids were carried out by 400 Puerto Rican law enforcement personnel with support from the U.S. Marshals, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.