FBI operation nets 29 'Big Hazard' LA gang members

A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen August 3, 2007 inside the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DCThe FBI backed by 800 police officials swooped Wednesday on a violent drug-dealing gang in Los Angeles they said was linked to the Mexican mafia, arresting 29 people. “A task force investigation into the street gang that has terrorized the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights for decades has resulted in a federal racketeering indictment and the arrest this morning of… members and associates of the criminal enterprise,” the Los Angeles attorney’s office said. Thirty-eight people were charged, suspected of taking part in the “multi-generational street gang that has brought murder, extortion, robbery and other crimes to Boyle Heights for the past 70 years,” a statement said.

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