El Paso – Thirteen members of the Bloods street gang have been arrested on federal drug charges.
Some of the alleged gang members were already in custody on other charges; the others were arrested in El Paso this week. All have been indicted on charges that they conspired to sell more than 500 grams of cocaine. Two people were also indicted on a charge of possession with intent to distribute the drug ecstasy.
FBI Special Agent in Charge David Cuthbertson said the arrests make a "significant" dent in the Bloods' operations in El Paso.
All 13 people arrested are being held in various local, state and federal jails, including the El Paso County Jail. It is unclear if any of them have lawyers.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.