Federal Prosecutors Address Gang Conference

New Mexico – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRWG) An assistant attorney general from Washington will join U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales Thursday to promote anti-gang and anti-drug efforts in New Mexico.

Gonzales and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Justice Department's Criminal Division start the day in Belen, where they will keynote the third Annual Gangs, Drugs & Prosecution Conference. The conference is being hosted by the 13th Judicial District Attorney's Office for the State of New Mexico.

Breuer and Gonzales then attend a graduation ceremony at "Camp Triumph," a summer youth camp designed to steer kids away from drug, gang and gun violence.

In the afternoon, Breuer and Gonzales join Laguna Pueblo Governor Richard Luarkie to sign an agreement making the Laguna Pueblo's prosecutor a special assistant U.S. attorney focused on prosecuting crimes against Native American women.

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