State, federal authorities arrest 26 suspected gang members in Bay Area; charges include 4 homicides

SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-six suspected Sureño members and associates have been charged with serious crimes, including murder, according to Bay Area officials who Tuesday announced the arrests after a years-long law enforcement operation targeting the Southern California-based gang that has earned a reputation for violent reprisals against informants and rivals.Known as Operation Boulevard Blues, the FBI and Concord police-led operation brought four Contra Costa homicide investigations to a close and resulted in 11 suspected Sureños facing murder and gang charges in state court. Authorities serve…

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