|Cops arrested 42 across the North Texas area. Nine others were already in custody on unrelated state charges, while the feds are still searching for six more.
The defendants have ties to violent and racist prison gangs including the Aryan Brotherhood, the Aryan Circle, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, the Peckerwoods, the Soldiers of Aryan Culture and the Dirty White Boys.|
Officials seized 190 kg of methamphetamine, 31 guns and $376,587 in cash.
| The defendants conspired together as part of a meth trafficking ring from October 2015 through April 2018, using stash houses and acting as brokers for one another to distribute meth throughout North Texas and elsewhere. The term "Peckerwoods," according to the indictment, refers to what started as unaffiliated white supremacists in prison who eventually coalesced into their own group, separate from the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas or the Aryan Circle.|
The Dirty White Boys originated in 1985 and stem from the name of a prison softball team. The gang is now closely aligned with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.