ICE agents bust 678 street gang members in three months 

WHAT: In 168 U.S. cities, from December to February immigration agents teamed with state and local authorities to arrest 678 suspected street gang members connected to Mexico’s violent drug-smuggling cartels.

HOW:
Members of 133 gangs were arrested and 447 of the suspects are now facing criminal charges. Another 231 people were held on administrative charges of illegal immigration.


WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS:
Mexican cartels are battling each other and President Felipe Calderon’s drug offensive in a struggle that has killed more than 35,000 people. Their U.S gang affiliates have spread violent crimes and drug trafficking nationwide.

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