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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.
08/09/2012
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
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It was the final week of April. An indictment was handed down against 19 violent street gang members who were allegedly tied to multiple murders, robberies and drug trafficking in northern California.
08/01/2012
Milwaukee, WI
Transnational Gangs
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) - in close partnership with the Wisconsin police departments of Milwaukee, Greendale and Greenfield - arrested 14 men during an enforcement operation Monday. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national HSI initiative to target foreign-born gang members.
08/01/2012
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
A federal grand jury in San Francisco Tuesday indicted a suspected Bay Area gang member for allegedly attempting to kill three special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) when they went to his residence in May seeking to arrest him on racketeering charges.
07/18/2012
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Members of the Latin Kings gang in Newburgh, N.Y., were found guilty Wednesday of crimes committed during their association with the gang. Beginning in 2007, the Newburgh Latin Kings and their associates sold cocaine, crack heroin and marijuana at drug spots in Newburgh and protected the gang's drug turf, drugs and drug money using violence.
07/08/2012
Salisbury, NC
Transnational Gangs
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Wilfredo Ruano Reyes, a gang member accused of participating in the 2008 murder of three members of a Bay Area family, was captured Monday morning by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and local law enforcement at a residence on the outskirts of this rural community north of Charlotte.
06/28/2012
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
The alleged leader of the Korean Night Breeders street gang in Fairfax County, Va., and another gang member have been indicted by a federal grand jury for using fear, violence and threats of violence to extort or attempt to extort various businesses in the Annandale area of Fairfax County.
05/24/2012
Corpus Christi, TX
Transnational Gangs
Orlando Garcia, 33, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was sentenced to life in federal prison May 24 by Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack on May 24 in Corpus Christi federal court.
05/14/2012
San Juan, PR
Transnational Gangs
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The operation was a joint initiative led by Homeland Security Investigations, the Puerto Rico Police Department and the San Juan Police Department.
05/03/2012
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Federal and local authorities announced the indictment Thursday of 19 members of the "500 Block/C Street" gang on racketeering and other federal charges, alleging they engaged in a host of crimes, including murder, robbery and narcotics trafficking as part of a broader conspiracy to preserve the organization's power and protect its territory.
04/30/2012
Fresno, CA
Transnational Gangs
Hector Gonzalez, a Fresno man with ties to a local street gang, has pleaded guilty to charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. The charge stems from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Fresno Police Department.
04/25/2012
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced the arrests of 637 gang members and associates from 168 different gangs during an HSI-led operation executed in 150 U.S. cities and Honduras targeting transnational street gangs, prison gangs and outlaw motorcycle gangs involved with human smuggling and trafficking organizations (HSTOs).
04/19/2012
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
An indictment was unsealed Thursday against five members or associates of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang on racketeering, drug trafficking and firearms violations.

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