NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities in the Bronx have indicted 23 people in connection with a crackdown on violent gangs dealing in guns and drugs.

Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said Thursday the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation and the Black Stone Gorilla Gangstas — which are affiliated with the Bloods — were mostly based in the Castle Hill and Co-Op City areas of the borough.

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Though some of the alleged gang members regularly traveled to Maryland to commit crimes, according to law enforcement officials.

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The most serious charges include attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and enterprise corruption.

The investigation dates back to May, 2014 and involved the use of wiretaps.

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