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Officials: Indictments could mean end of new Idaho gang

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho's new U.S. Attorney Bart Davis says he believes a new offshoot of the street and prison gang Surenos is close to being eradicated after a series of indictments in state and federal court.

During a press conference Thursday, Davis said five people believed to be members or associates of the Sureno Mob Trece gang were indicted in Idaho's U.S. District Court on drug and firearms charges on Wednesday. Another 15 people were indicted in Idaho's 3rd Judicial District the same day, most charged with conspiracy to recruit a gang member.

So far, none of those charged have had a chance to enter a plea in court. It's not clear if any of them have obtained attorneys.

FBI senior resident agent Doug Hart says he thinks the indictments and subsequent arrests will effectively dismantle the local gang, which is based in Canyon County.

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