Minnesota gangbangers swept up in nationwide dragnet

Categories: Crime

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement say that 476 gang members - 366 of them foreigners -- have been taken off the streets in a nationwide crackdown.

Twenty-six of those arrests came in Minnesota. Way to represent, folks.

A local ICE office told the Star Tribune that the arrests came in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Farmington, Howard Lake, New Hope, Richfield and Shakopee. Some of those arrested were foreign nationals from Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Somalia.

The sweep, called Project Big Freeze, involved 83 cities across the country.

Richfield Police Chief Barry Fritz was among those who were on hand for the Washington press conference announcing the arrests.

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