On Friday, Nov. 20, the U.S. attorney announced that North Texas law enforcement
arrested 52 white supremacist gang members, while taking down a massive
methamphetamine trafficking ring.
The arrests stemmed from the second phase of an operation that was launched
in 2014, federal officials said. All of the gang members who were arrested
lived in Texas, with many of them living in and around Dallas.
According to the 61-count indictment, the groups has been operating in
North Texas and in other areas between January 2013 and November 2015.
In addition to the drug charges, some of the defendants are facing firearms
charges. Two other individuals have been charged, but are not in custody,
said the federal authorities.
The seizure yielded 22 firearms and 40 pounds of methamphetamine.
Those arrested are either members of or linked to the following organizations:
- The Peckerwoods
- The White Knights
- The Aryan Circle
- The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
The defendants were selling various illegal drugs throughout North Texas
and elsewhere, including methamphetamine, authorities said.
In the first phase of the roundup, 37 members of various white supremacist
groups and their associates were charged with federal offenses for their
role in a methamphetamine conspiracy; they were charged in the Northern
District of Texas. Of those, 36 were convicted and one is a fugitive.
The authorities said that up to 20 of the defendants were members of the
Aryan Brotherhood, and two are members of the Law Familia drug cartel
The police said that some of the defendants are related, some of them are
romantically involved, and some of them lived together.
The defendants were using stash houses and other locations to store the
methamphetamine, the indictment stated.
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