CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A federal grand jury in Charlotte has indicted 26 reputed members of an international gang accused in a cross-border drug ring.
Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey unsealed a federal indictment Tuesday that charges 26 people believed to be members of the MS-13 gang with forming a drug trafficking ring that sold cocaine, marijuana and narcotics. It also alleges the group committed multiple robberies.
Some face charges connected to four slayings in Greensboro and Charlotte.
Federal authorities say MS-13 is one of the largest gangs in the nation with 10,000 members in the U.S., Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.