Posted: Mar 18, 2010 1:03 PM
Law enforcement agents are rounding up suspected members of a street gang in El Paso, Texas, in an effort to find new leads as they investigate the killings of three people with ties to the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
The FBI says more than 200 officers are sweeping through El Paso as part of "Operation Knock Down." The goal is to gather intelligence on the Barrio Azteca gang,
which operates on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and does work for the Juarez drug cartel. Mexican authorities say U.S. intelligence pointed toward involvement in the Saturday slayings in Ciudad Juarez by the Aztecas, as the gang is known in Mexico.
Hit men attacked two SUVs leaving a birthday party, killing parents from two U.S. Consulate families in front of their children.