Lucy D. Barker 6:13 p.m., May 23
117 Gang Members Nailed on Drug Charges
A federal grand jury has handed up 17 indictments and the U.S. attorney's office has filed eight criminal complaints against 119 defendants allegedly involved in drug trafficking and other crimes. Two of the defendants are Mexican Mafia members and 117 are San Diego street gang members with Mafia ties. The indictments are the result of an 18-month investigation, "Operation Notorious County." The charges are for racketeering conspiracy, firearms offenses and drug-trafficking.