17 Gang Members Indicted After Raid

Seventeen members of a Hmong gang called Menace of Destruction were indicted in a federal court in Milwaukee for selling drugs and shooting dozens of rivals, according to court documents. Authorities raided five homes in the area and found drugs, cash, guns and documents showing narcotics sales. Police say the gang is responsible for at least 80 shootings in the last five years. Authorities believe that younger gang members did most of the shooting as part of the gang initiation.

Members rotated guns with groups in other states to avoid detection, documents say. Police said the organization is very tight-knit, and authorities did not easily develop sources within the group when the investigation began in 2007.

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