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Feds indict members of Tijuana's Hooligans bikers club in high-tech Jeep thefts

Federal and state law enforcement authorities said they have broken up a sophisticated auto-theft ring run by a Tijuana-based motorcycle club that swiped 150 Jeep Wranglers in San Diego County over the past several years.

The Jeeps were later sold in Mexico or stripped for parts that were then sold in Mexico, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Conover said at a Tuesday news conference at the federal building in downtown San Diego. Total value of the vehicles stolen was $4.5 million.

Nine members of The Hooligans bikers club were indicted in the scheme and face charges of conspiracy to transport stolen vehicles in foreign commerce.