CHICAGO (CBS) — Eight purported street gang members have been indicted on racketeering and drug trafficking charges in federal court in northwest Indiana.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the Two Six Nation street gang – which has roots in Chicago, and has spread into northwest Indiana – uses a cartoon rabbit with a bent ear as a symbol, but federal prosecutors allege the warm and fuzzy ends there.READ MORE: Woman Dead, Child Among 3 Injured After House Fire In Clearing
David Capp, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, and Chicago U.S. Atty. Zach Fardon said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.
“My message to those who are members of, or who continue to associate with violent street gangs – we are coming after you, and you are next” Capp said.
“Violent street gangs like the Two Six move drugs and guns and violence. We will follow,” Fardon said.