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10/21/2014
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
The defendants, Davie Jimmy Mejia-Sensente, a/k/a “Crazy” or “Loco,” 31; Carlos Mejia- Quintanilla, a/k/a “Sleepy” or “Dormido,” 25; and Luis Amilar-Zanas, a/k/a “Trucha,” 35, previously pleaded guilty to killing Alexander Temaj-Castanon. The defendants, who mistook Temaj-Castanon for a rival gang member, fatally shot the victim at a bus stop in Daly City on June 21, 2010.
10/21/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Following a three-week trial in April 2013, a jury convicted Xing Lin, 42, aka "Ding Pa," of engaging in racketeering from 1996 through 2009, murdering two individuals in a Queens nightclub in 2004, operating multiple illegal gambling parlors, and extorting bus company owners.
10/07/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
According to information presented in court, the six men were admitted members of ABT, a powerful race-based, statewide organization that operates inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and the United States.
09/30/2014
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
The three defendants – including Victor Flores, 23, of Petaluma; Benjamin Campos-Gonzalez, 24, of San Mateo; and Armando Acosta, 29, of South San Francisco – were convicted of racketeering conspiracy.
09/16/2014
El Paso, TX
Transnational Gangs
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On Sept. 17, state and federal authorities arrested eight El Paso residents for their roles in the RICO conspiracy. Those arrested include: Raul Lopez, aka Garfield, 34; Manuel Minjares, aka Manny, 54; Eugene Lozano, aka Gino, Polvos, 43; Gabriel Aldana, aka Mookie, 43; Rito Alvarez, aka Ewok, 35; Jose Minjares, aka Paz, 55; Ramon Sanchez, aka Magic, 48; and Jose Angel Barrios, aka Chamuco, 43.
09/01/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
If convicted, Byron Lopez, aka Viruz, 23, will face mandatory life imprisonment. Lopez was arrested Thursday and presented for arraignment at the United States Courthouse in Brooklyn.
08/12/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
The remaining two defendants of 36 accused in the Southern District of Texas of racketeering activities as part of their roles with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) have pleaded guilty, capping a six-year sweeping effort that led to 73 convictions across five federal districts and the decimation of the gang's leadership and violent members and associates.
06/16/2014
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs
The following Hyattsville residents were named in the indictment: Hector Daniel Villanueva-Cortez, aka Muertito, 24; Roni Arriola-Palma, aka Maniako, 24; Luiz Guzman-Ventura, aka Casper or Chele, 20; and Jose Rodriguez-Nunez, aka El Killer, 25.
05/04/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Transnational Gangs
Sylvester Joseph, 26, of Deerfield, Florida, identified as a leader, was sentenced by U.S. District Senior Judge William Caldwell for his role in a car break-in and bank fraud crew that stole more than a million dollars in the five years it was in operation. Testimony presented at previous sentencing proceedings showed that the crew stole millions of dollars from banks using stolen checks and identification. Although they were only caught in 2012, the crew was implicated in committing this scheme for more than five years and victimizing more than 250 people in the course of the fraud scheme, dubbed the "Felony Lane Gang."
04/30/2014
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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The Surenos, also known as Sur 13, is a transnational criminal street gang that originated in Southern California with hundreds of cliques around the United States. The Surenos and their affiliates pay tribute to the Mexican Mafia and the number '13' is their symbol signifying 'M' in the alphabet for Mexican Mafia.
04/28/2014
San Juan, PR
Transnational Gangs
The indictment, handed down April 22 by a federal grand jury and unsealed Tuesday, charges 41 alleged members of a drug trafficking organization with conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), cocaine and marijuana, all for significant financial gain and profit.
03/14/2014
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Thirteen of the defendants were taken into custody during a joint law enforcement operation Wednesday in San Francisco and Daly City.
03/12/2014
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs
Gang members allegedly committed murders, attempted murders, stabbings, extortion and witness tampering
03/11/2014
Mexico City, Mexico
Transnational Gangs
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The training, taught by instructors from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, is designed to enhance the ability for law enforcement personnel to respond to and identify potential threats emanating from gang members and their associates who operate throughout the region.
02/06/2014
San Diego, CA
Transnational Gangs
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Many of the search locations were homes where drugs and guns had been stored or sold, including an apartment across the street from Hoover High School. Among the guns recovered during the probe, dubbed Crystal Palace II, were numerous assault rifles; AR-15 semi-automatic rifles; and at least two AK-47s.
12/18/2013
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs
Hector Daniel Villanueva-Cortes, aka Muertito, a Honduran national residing in Hyattsville, Md., was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for illegal re-entry after having been deported from the United States.
11/07/2013
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Joseph Ortiz, a Bay Area gang member linked to multiple murders as part of HSI gang racketeering probe who previously pleaded guilty to 25 federal charges, including three counts of racketeering murder, was sentenced Thursday to five life terms, plus 60 years in federal prison.
09/30/2013
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Michael Ortiz, the father of a Bay Area gang member, was sentenced Friday to 70 months in prison for obstruction of justice and being an accessory-after-the-fact to three racketeering murders committed by his son, Joseph Ortiz.
09/24/2013
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs
3 former leaders of a New Jersey branch of the violent international street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, were charged Wednesday with racketeering and murder.
09/18/2013
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
Dante Reyes, a Texas leader of the Latin Kings street gang, was sentenced Wednesday in Hammond, Ind. to 262 months in federal prison for racketeering conspiracy.
09/16/2013
GREENBELT, MD
Transnational Gangs
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The indictment follows an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Prince George's and Montgomery police departments as well as the Prince George's and Montgomery state attorney's offices.
09/04/2013
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
In July 2011, Rene Ulises Quinteros Gaitan prostituted a 16-year-old juvenile female, first in Frederick, Md., and then in Richmond, Va. Gaitan transported the juvenile victim to Prince George's County, where he again prostituted her.
08/21/2013
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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Afghanistan Minister of Interior Affairs General Ghulam Mujtaba Patang held a national press conference July 31, where he publicly announced the establishment of the first Afghanistan Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit (TCIU).
08/15/2013
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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The 361 arrests included 263 gang members and associates from 43 different gangs in 71 U.S. cities and 98 others encountered during the operation: 84 non-gang members wanted on criminal charges and 14 for immigration violations.
08/11/2013
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs
Police arrested Carlos Romero, 22, in the early morning hours of June 8, 2011.

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