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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.
03/14/2013
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
Dante Reyes, the last of 23 defendants in custody who were charged in a Latin Kings racketeering conspiracy, pleaded guilty Thursday.
03/07/2013
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Hector Aleman Lemos, the former leader of the Flushing, Queens, chapter of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, pleaded guilty Thursday to racketeering and murder conspiracy charges. This plea stems from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Yonkers (N.Y.) Police Department.
03/05/2013
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
A federal jury found two members of the Newburgh (N.Y.) Latin Kings, Wilson Pagan and Christian Sanchez, guilty of 29 counts including murder, racketeering, drug, firearms and witness tampering. The guilty verdicts are the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI's Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force.
02/01/2013
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
Han Sa Yu, 44, a resident of Maryland who is originally from South Korea, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for extorting Korean businesses operating in Annandale, Va.
01/30/2013
Upper Marlboro, MD
Transnational Gangs
Two members of the Mara Salvatrucha aka MS-13 gang, Jose Rodas-Alvarado and Roni Arriola-Palma, were arrested Monday on charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder, kidnapping, first- and second-degree assault, theft, and reckless endangerment following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), PG County...
01/17/2013
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs
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Over 300 federal, state and local law enforcement officers carried out arrests and executed search warrants early this morning in Operation Concord, a large-scale collaborative investigation into the violence and distribution of drugs by the Hendry Street and Woodward Avenue gangs and their associates who terrorized residents.
12/07/2012
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Dennis L. Gil-Bernardez, an MS-13 member who also is known as Pando, pled guilty today to taking part in a federal racketeering conspiracy that was responsible for numerous crimes, including two murders, in the Washington, D.C., region.
11/28/2012
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
A Latin Kings street gang member, David Lira of Chicago, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison for racketeering conspiracy and other crimes in support of the gang.
11/14/2012
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
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Top-level officials from South San Francisco and Daly City met with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents Wednesday morning to formally recognize them for their efforts to combat gang-related crime and violence in those communities.
11/09/2012
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
Thirty-four alleged members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang (ABT), including four of its most senior leaders, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise.
11/02/2012
Tucson, AZ
Transnational Gangs
Law enforcement authorities arrested four individuals Thursday in connection with a May 2011 shooting that resulted in the death of a South Tucson man, Javier Bejarano. The arrests are the result of a joint investigation by Tucson Police Department's Gang Investigations Unit, and ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/24/2012
Seattle, WA
Transnational Gangs
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"Federal, state and local authorities arrested 33 individuals and seized guns and drugs during a 90-day concentrated enforcement initiative in the South King County area dubbed ""Operation Down in the Valley."""
10/17/2012
Corpus Christi, TX
Transnational Gangs
Sixteen people were arrested Tuesday on alien smuggling and/or drug smuggling charges. The arrests were announced by: U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas; Special Agent in Charge Sean McElroy, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations; and Chief Charles McClelland, Houston Police Department (HPD).
10/16/2012
San Diego, CA
Transnational Gangs
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According to federal indictments and search warrant affidavits unsealed Tuesday, 37 defendants are accused of trafficking in guns, methamphetamine, heroin, Ecstasy, marijuana and cocaine.
10/10/2012
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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MS-13 designated as a transnational criminal organization.

10/09/2012
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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Over the past couple years, law enforcement agencies across the globe have seen a steady rise in transnational organized gangs. To tackle this growing problem in the Bahamas, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations' (HSI) National Gang Unit recently led a workshop to train officers with the Royal Bahamas Police Force's newest anti-gang unit.
09/21/2012
New York , NY
Transnational Gangs
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More than two dozen members and associates of a Chinese alien smuggling and drug trafficking gang were arrested by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) during a two day operation.

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