By OPEC Staff

CDCR Parole Agents recently joined federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in a two-day operation targeting the criminal gang Nuestra Familia.

The operation was announced March 20 in Fresno by U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and FBI Special Agent in Charge Herbert M. Brown.

CDCR Parole Agents assigned to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force assisted in serving search warrants and arresting seven men indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and various other drug-trafficking offenses. In addition, six persons were arrested on state warrants.

According to court documents, the seven listed in the federal indictment are alleged members of the Nuestra Familia prison gang or Norteño gang. The documents allege the men engaged in a variety of violent crimes, including homicide, attempted homicide, home invasion, burglary and methamphetamine trafficking.

The operation was the product of joint investigations by the FBI, the U.S. Probation Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, CDCR, the California Highway Patrol, the Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force, the police departments of Ceres, Turlock and Modesto, and the sheriff’s departments of Merced and Stanislaus counties, and the District Attorney’s Office and Probation Department of Stanislaus County.