|Published:||Oct 24, 2012 3:34 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 24, 2012 3:34 PM EDT|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Thirty three members of gangs in central Florida have been charged in a racketeering case.
The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation announced that arrest warrants were issued Wednesday. The Orlando Sentinel reports (http://thesent.nl/WJdQXu ) the members were responsible for hundreds of crimes through the area.
Authorities became aware of the violent gangs in 2006 and started an investigation last year involving federal, state and local agencies. The investigation was dubbed "Operation Strong Arm" and included charges against high-ranking members of gangs.
More than a dozen firearms were seized in the case.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Family hospitalized after eating meat with LSD
- Cape police arrest 2nd suspect in child neglect case
- Man accused of killing dog with pickaxe appears in court
- Man posts Facebook video of himself jumping on manatees
- CCSO: Woman uses stolen credit card to buy TV
- Cape woman at center of life support controversy passes away
- Fmr Cape resident accused of attempted sex trafficking
- Woman, 97, hit by trooper dies of injuries
- Car drives into hole in Cape Coral
- Music Man Redux - Teacher needs instruments for good cause