One of New York’s most violent street gangs, known as the Trinitarios has seen a large number of its alleged members arrested and charged with offences including robbery and murder. The all female branch of the Trinitarios gang, known as the Bad Barbies are reported to have been involved in violent street crimes in the Bronx region of New York since the 1980s. The Bad Barbies alleged leader, 24 year old maria Mejia has been arrested for offences including 33 murders and attempted murders.

Prosecutors claim the gang was involved in a large number of drug deals and crimes on the streets of the Bronx. The charges levelled against the alleged leader of the gang, Mejia date back as far as 2003 and include her part in the death of Miguel Perez in 2005; Mejia pleaded not guilty to all charges during her first court appearancie n Manhattan. The Trinitarios are thought to have more than 100 female members of their gang.

The Daily news reports that Mejia is also facing an assault charge stemming from June, 2011, when she allegedly lured a man from a Mexican restaurant on White Plains Road to the corner of Arnow and Cruger Aves., where he was robbed and shot.