Stay Informed - Subscribe To Our Newsletters

California officials announce takedown of Aryan Brotherhood



LOS ANGELES (AP) — California authorities have arrested 50 members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and the Fresnecks street gang in Fresno County as part of a statewide crackdown, officials said Friday.

Law enforcement authorities allege the violent criminal organizations have “significant resources” that members use to buy and sell guns and drugs. The members are also accused of perpetrating murders, home invasions, kidnappings, large-scale identity theft and fraud, as well as other violent crimes within Fresno County and across California.

The Fresnecks worked under the direction of the Aryan Brotherhood, authorities said during a news conference.

Police executed 26 search warrants and 65 arrest warrants on Thursday in five counties, officials said. Fifty people were arrested and authorities found four guns, methamphetamine, heroin and more than $40,000.

The overall investigation, including Thursday's operations, has resulted in 102 arrests as well as the seizure of 47 firearms, 89 pounds (40.37 kilograms) of methamphetamine, 5.75 pounds (2.61 kilograms) of heroin and $136,156 in cash.

On-Air & Up next

  • Jay Sekulow Live!
    6:00PM - 7:00PM
     
    Listeners make an appointment to never miss the Jay Sekulow show, always with new information on that days big national story. Jay’s team at the American Center for Law and   >>
     
  • The Larry Elder Show
    7:00PM - 9:00PM
     
  • The Dan Proft Show
    9:00PM - 11:00PM
     
  • The Eric Metaxas Show
    11:00PM - 12:00AM
     
  • Radiosurgery New York
    12:00AM - 3:00AM
     

See the Full Program Guide