Federal authorities arrest alleged Murda Moore Gangstas in Mott Haven sting

More than 20 suspected members of a Bronx gang have been rounded up in a major sting by federal agents and the NYPD. Investigators say

The suspects are accused of operating around the

The suspects are accused of operating around the Moore Houses since 2006.

THE BRONX - More than 20 suspected members of a Bronx gang have been rounded up in a major sting by federal agents and the NYPD.

Investigators say the suspects are part of the Murda Moore Gangstas, which has operated around the Moore Houses in Mott Haven since 2006. They're accused of drug dealing, robberies and attempted murder.

The alleged gang members were first taken to the 43rd Precinct Wednesday morning, but were then moved to the federal courthouse in Manhattan. All pleaded not guilty to charges, and most were joined by family members who were there to show support.

Two of the suspects, Kaymar Francis and Joseph Huntley, are scheduled to be let go on $150,000 bail. Out of the 26 defendants, five were already in state or federal custody on other charges. The men, ranging from 18 to 28 years of age, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Back in 2012, authorities also arrested a number of alleged members of the same group on similar charges.

All of the suspects are scheduled to appear in court on April 10.

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