Police target Barcelona fan group

MADRID - As many as 15 members of a violent group attached to Barcelona have been detained in an operation that is ongoing, police said on Wednesday.

The operation is targeting the most violent part of a radical fan group known as the Boixos Nois, and those detained are suspected of involvement in drug trafficking and extortion, according to local media.

The Boixos Nois (Mad Boys) have been accused of making death threats to Barca president Joan Laporta after he tried to clamp down on their activities.