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Feds Indict Two Minneapolis Based Violent Gangs on Drug Crimes

March 5, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Feds Indict Two Minneapolis Based Violent Gangs on Drug Crimes

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The Department of Justice Announced, the indictments of Seven Minnesota based gang members belonging to two different sets, on charges of running a drug distribution network stretching up the I-94 corridor to Fargo, North Dakota.

The announcement made by U.S. District Attorney Andrew Luger, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton.

The indictment alleges that the seven members, belonging to Minneapolis-based Taliban gang and Young N Thuggin (YNT) gang used violent tactics to expand their drug distribution network up to Fargo.

“Last year we manage to indict over a dozen members of two of the most feared Minneapolis gangs, the 19-Dipset and Stick Up Boys, today we are announcing the indictment of their main rivals. Luger said in a press conference.

Luger added, “Today we charged the heads and soldiers of the Taliban and YNT with using violence and intimidation to take over the drug distribution operation stretching from Minneapolis to Fargo.”

The 29-count indictment filed in court on Wednesday, states the Taliban and YNT are responsible for trafficking in illegal drugs and engage in other criminal activities.

Prosecutors say the gang are based North Minneapolis as their turf but have expanded their cocaine crack Enterprise North to Federal St. Cloud, Duluth, and Fargo. The indictment, in addition, charges the gangs indicted on one count trafficking heroin.

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