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‘Throne Down’: Over 60 Latin King Gang Members Arrested in Mass.

More than 60 members of the Latin Kings gang have been arrested, federal officials in Massachusetts announced Thursday.

U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling and Joseph Bonavolonta, head of the FBI’s Boston office, said they will detail the arrests Thursday at the federal courthouse in Boston.

Those arrested include leaders, members and associates of the Almighty Latin Kings and Queen Nation, which is considered the oldest and largest predominantly Latino street gang, they said.

Those arrested face racketeering, drug and firearms charges. The arrests are the result of a five-year investigation by FBI’s North Shore Gang Task Force and the Massachusetts Department of Correction dubbed “Operation Throne Down.” 

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