Regional
2:56 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Massive Sweep To Find Juarez Killers

El Paso – More than 200 law officers swept through El Paso today -- picking up suspected members of the Barrio Azteca gang.

"Operation Knock Down" is meant to find new leads into Saturday's shooting deaths of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez.

FBI Special Agent Andrea Simmons says law enforcement came together to locate members of Barrio Azteca, which started as a Texas prison gang.

Investigators also want info on the leader of the gang's Juarez operations, Eduardo "Tablas" Ravelo. Gang members with outstanding warrants were being arrested.

Consulate employee Lesley A. Enriquez and her husband, Arthur H. Redelfs, were killed in Juarez when gunmen shot into their SUV after they left a birthday party.

Jorge Alberto Salcido, the husband of a Mexican employee of the consulate, also was fatally shot after the same event.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.