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24 alleged 'Murdaland Mafia Piru' gang members indicted in Baltimore

24 alleged 'Murdaland Mafia Piru' gang members indicted in Baltimore

Two dozen alleged gang members have been indicted on federal racketeering and other charges after an investigation determined they oversaw a violent drug operation in Baltimore City and County that was associated with murder, extortion, witness intimidation, money laundering and other crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said other gangs in the Baltimore area should consider the indictment of the "Murdaland Mafia Piru" members — the result of an extensive investigation involving wiretaps and reviews of social media postings — as a warning from local and federal law enforcement.

"We know that most of the...

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