Federal warrant names suspects in Las Vegas homicides

Federal warrant names suspects in Las Vegas homicides

From the Las Vegas Optic

A recently unsealed search warrant filed in U.S. District Court shines some light on a deadly summer in Las Vegas.

Federal law enforcement agents, in a joint effort with police across the state, executed 20 search warrants statewide Thursday as part of “Operation Atonement.”

According to court documents, the Violent Crimes Task Force operation began four and a half years ago, targeting members of the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang, which formed in the wake of the deadly 1980 Santa Fe prison riot. The investigation launched in 2015 when SNM leaders allegedly directed members to locate and kill the then-cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Corrections Department.