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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.
08/08/2013
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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More than 200 alleged transnational criminal street gang members and associates were arrested in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a 60-day enforcement operation spearheaded by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Central American law enforcement.
08/06/2013
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Yester Ayala, 22, aka Freeway and Daddy Yankee, of Washington; Noe Machado-Erazo, 30 aka Gallo of Wheaton, Md.; and Jose Martinez-Amaya, 26, aka Crimen of Brentwood, Md., were each found guilty in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.
07/23/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
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Six of the defendants were taken into custody Wednesday morning by HSI special agents.
07/18/2013
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Joseph Ortiz, a Bay Area gang member, has pleaded guilty to 25 federal charges, including three counts of racketeering murder, stemming from a long-term probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and several local law enforcement agencies.
07/16/2013
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs
The indictment charges that on Feb. 28, 2007, Ramon Miguel Cerros-Cruz and Alexsi Lopez robbed a Hyattsville, Maryland brothel apartment, armed with knives, and using force and violence. During the robbery, they allegedly bound one of the employees, raped another employee and murdered a third person.
07/16/2013
Atlanta, GA
Transnational Gangs
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After a four-week trial, a federal jury has convicted four metropolitan Atlanta gang members of committing multiple murders, attempted murders, armed robberies and firearms offenses in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

07/10/2013
Corpus Christi, TX
Transnational Gangs
Juan Ledezma, 40, was one of the final defendants to be found guilty in a 13-count indictment that involved 32 individuals, 13 of whom are former McConnell Unit prison guards.
06/13/2013
San Juan, PR
Transnational Gangs
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers, arrested Jalmar Diaz-Melendez, a man allegedly associated with a drug trafficking organization operating in the Las Piedras-Juncos area, on Wednesday.
06/06/2013
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
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Agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 18 gang members and associates during a three-day operation this week in Chicago, Cicero and Berwyn. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national HSI initiative to target transnational gang members.
06/04/2013
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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These actions are part of the Treasury Department's ongoing efforts to target the leadership of global criminal organizations, including MS-13.

05/24/2013
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
Six members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced this week for racketeering conspiracy before Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano in the Northern District of Indiana.
05/21/2013
Richmond, VA
Transnational Gangs
"Jose Armando Bran, aka ""Pantro,"" was convicted yesterday by a federal jury on murder and maiming in aid of racketeering, among other charges, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington office, FBI Richmond field office and the Richmond Police Department. "
05/14/2013
Riverside, CA
Transnational Gangs
Julio Cesar Ramirez, who according to court documents is a major figure within the Riverside-based Casa Blanca Vagabundos street gang, was sentenced Monday for distribution of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of an unregistered firearm, all felonies.
04/10/2013
Eagle Pass, TX
Transnational Gangs
Javier Guerrero committed racketeering offenses, murdered two men, and assaulted a detention guard.

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