Seven friends & relatives of illegal immigrant who killed California cop are indicted for ‘attempting to smuggle him to Mexico’

Seven friends and relatives of a Mexican gang member accused of killing a California cop were indicted on federal charges for allegedly helping the man attempt to flee to Mexico, federal officials said Friday.

The group allegedly aided Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, after he shot and killed 33-year-old Newman Police Cpl Ronil Singh during a traffic stop the day after Christmas last year.

‘When individuals act to thwart law enforcement’s efforts, they undermine the safety of those officers and the public as a whole,’ U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott in a statement.