Grand jury indicts 26 reputed gang members in NC
CHARLOTTE (AP) ó A federal grand jury in Charlotte has indicted 26 alleged members of an international gang accused in a cross-border drug ring, some on murder charges.
U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey unsealed a federal indictment Tuesday that charges reputed members of the MS-13 gang with federal racketeering for forming a drug trafficking ring that sold cocaine, marijuana and narcotics, and of committing multiple robberies.
Some face charges for four murders in Greensboro and Charlotte.
Federal authorities said MS-13 is one of the largest gangs in the nation with 10,000 members in the U.S., Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Investigators said one of the gangís active leaders is imprisoned in El Salvador.