The white supremacist gang known as The Aryan Warriors was the target of a large sting operation in Nevada that led to the arrest of 20 of their members over the past seven months. The arrest of the final ten of those members occurred last week, ending the investigation.
The gang members were indicted on over 150 total charges including murder, trafficking, and fraud. Over 30 guns were confiscated in the raid, many of them stolen. The sting operation was the result of the work of a large task force that included the Las Vegas Police, Homeland Security, DEA, FBI and the Inspector General’s Office.
Fox News reported on the investigation.
“We spent many months targeting this violent organization, the Aryan Warriors,” Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) A Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daniel Neill told reporters Wednesday. “This organization is a violent, white supremacist organization.”
Officers arrested 10 members of the gang in Las Vegas as part of a “major investigative takedown,” the DEA said. Other indicted members — including reputed leader Robert “Coco” Standridge, and supposed second-in-command Zackaria “Lil Dog” Luz — were already behind bars, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal
The paper reported that officers seized a trove of contraband, including 30 firearms, two bulletproof vests, multiple stolen vehicles, methamphetamine, heroin, and nearly $10,000 in cash during the sweep.
Wednesday’s indictment dealt another blow to the already anemic Aryan Warriors.
Earlier this month, the gang’s former leader, 58-year-old James Wallis, died in a Nevada prison, where he had been serving time for multiple crimes, including attempted murder.
The Aryan Warriors are a well known violent gan in the Southwest Region of America, and they have been targeting and victimizing the citizens for decades. The purpose of this investigation was to gather enough evidence to put the offenders away for many years, so they can no longer torment the peaceful communities they once occupied.