Federal and local authorities have arrested 14 men in southern Indiana for their alleged involvement with violent foreign gangs.
Most of the 14 taken into custody this week are from the Jasper and Evansville areas.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say each of the men are members or associates of three violent foreign street gangs. Nine of the men are from El Salvador, three from Mexico, one from Honduras and another from Haiti. Authorities have not released their names. Federal authorities say 12 of the 14 face possible deportation. Two others are in the Dubois County Jail in Jasper facing local charges. Customs agents seized two semiautomatic handguns, two machetes and 300 rounds of ammunition.