Probe into New Jersey street gang uncovers plot to kill FBI agent, nets 71 arrests

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a long-running investigation into a New Jersey street gang has ended with the arrests of 71 people on charges ranging from violence to drug-trafficking.

The investigation targeted the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips.

The charges include a plot to kill an FBI agent, attempted murders, shootings and witness intimidation.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman on Wednesday announced charges against 50 gang members and associates, along with 21 other defendants who were previously charged with conducting illegal activities in various neighborhoods and public housing in Newark.