FBI: 28 arrested in violent gang crackdown

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The FBI says authorities have arrested 28 people linked with a violent gang that operated in southeastern Wisconsin and northenr Illinois.

Authorities announced Thursday that the members and associates of the Maniac Latin Disciples face federal and state charges ranging from narcotics trafficking to armed robbery.

Dozens of local and federal law enforcement agencies participated in an operation Thursday morning that the FBI says "aimed to dismantle the MLD's violent grip over southeastern Wisconsin. They seized vehicles, weapons, body armor, ammunition, more than 40 pounds of marijuana and cocaine and over $80,000 in cash from over 20 locations in southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Besides the 28 arrests, the FBI is still seeking two fugitives suspected of having strong ties to the gang.

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