BILLINGS - The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has arrested 14 people on federal gun, drug and conspiracy charges, including five who are charged with conspiring to rob drug couriers.
ATF public affairs agent Brad Beyersdorf of Denver says most of the defendants were arrested in the Billings area last week, while four others were already in custody.
Beyersdorf wouldn't say how the cases are related. Some of the indictments remained sealed because not all of the defendants have appeared in court.
Five men are charged with interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence. Federal prosecutors allege three of the men plotted to rob a drug courier coming to Billings with $20,000 to $40,000 to buy cocaine, while two are charged in a separate complaint.