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27 Seized in Second Phase of L.A.-Area Gang Sweep

July 08, 2009  | 

Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrests of 11 additional members of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang, which is at the center of a massive racketeering case dubbed Operation Knock Out.

At least 16 members and associates from other gangs wanted on state and federal charges were also taken into custody in what federal officials said was the second phase of the operation. Federal agents also seized eight firearms, more than 400 rounds of ammunition, one pound of methamphetamine and an antiballistic vest during raids in four Southern California counties.

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