Authorities arrest suspected gang members, searching for counterparts

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by Steve Ryan

azfamily.com

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 26 at 6:00 PM

PHOENIX -- Law enforcement in the Valley is looking for several suspected gang members who are accused of being part of a criminal enterprise centered around drugs, money, and murder.

Twenty people have already been arrested, and 15 others are still under investigation.

Letisha Misquez's husband, Ricky Hernandez, was killed in March by two of the suspected ring leaders, Antwon Glass, and Leshon Jones. 

"I don't want them breathing right now.  I'm sorry I have to say that, but you asked me, and I'm going to tell you how I feel," said Misquez.

Law enforcement can't get into all of the specifics of the case yet because the investigation is still ongoing, but according to indictments obtained by 3TV, the gang terrorized South Phoenix for months. 

Members are accused of at least two murders, money laundering, drug trafficking, conspiracy, and weapons and communications violations. 

"Suffice to say, for the people of Maricopa County, and those who seek to engage in similar criminal conduct, we have the technical capability to investigate, arrest, and move forward with prosecutions of anyone engaged in this type of activity," said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
 

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