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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.
07/28/2011
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
Jose Ciro Juarez-Santamaria, a Salvadoran national and MS-13 gang leader, was convicted of prostituting a 12-year-old female with clients throughout northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/03/2011
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
Darwin Melgar Escobar, 23, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for participating in the affairs of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) through a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO), and for possessing a firearm as an illegal alien. This sentence follows an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
02/02/2011
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
A leader of the Gangsters Locos Salvatrucha (GLS) clique of MS-13 pled guilty today to participating in a racketeering organization that attempted to murder two rival gang members and extorted pimps trafficking prostitutes from Maryland into Virginia.
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.
02/12/2015
Atlanta
Transnational Gangs
Three members of the street gang known as Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13, were sentenced Friday for violent crimes they committed in the Atlanta metropolitan area, including the murder of one man and the shootings of two others, one of whom was a 14-year-old boy.
08/19/2016
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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Melvin Eduardo Ramos, 34, is wanted in his home country for aggravated murder.

08/08/2011
Atlanta, GA
Transnational Gangs
Five 'Sur-13'gang members from Georgia were sentenced Monday to lengthy federal prison terms after being arrested for carjacking and firearms offenses by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.
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.
12/16/2011
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs
Ever Enrique Medina, a/k/a "Ever Enrique Andrade" and "Scorpion," 25, an El Salvadoran native living in Columbia, Md., was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar.
01/13/2011
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs
William Ortiz Lazaro, 31, of Hyattsville, Md., was sentenced to 135 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for the armed robbery of two stores.
08/11/2013
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs
Police arrested Carlos Romero, 22, in the early morning hours of June 8, 2011.
07/02/2018
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs

Gang members allegedly committed 5 murders, conspired to murder 8 persons, engaged in kidnappings, extortion, and drug trafficking.

02/22/2012
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs
An El Salvadoran gang member, Felix Noel Arevalo-Cantarero of Silver Spring, Md., was sentenced to more than four years in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported following an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/12/2008
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs
This two-day operation yielded the arrests of 16 U.S. permanent residents whose criminal convictions may render them eligible for deportation, 5 who were illegally residing in the U.S. and 1 who is currently wanted on a warrant of deportation.
06/09/2016
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs
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According to court documents, the 18th Street Gang is a multi-national gang that operates throughout the United States and Central America, and whose members in the Boston area have had significant access to firearms in Boston and Chelsea.

07/12/2016
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs

Carlos Geovanni Martinez-Aguilar, 38, originally of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to three years in prison and two years of supervised release.  In April 2016, Martinez-Aguilar pleaded guilty to unlawful re-entry of a deported alien.

05/23/2018
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs

Joel “Animal” Martinez, was sentenced for racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston as a result of the HSI Boston investigation.

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.
06/03/2011
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs
Two alleged members of the violent transnational street gang MS-13 were indicted on federal gun charges Friday following their arrest in a case being investigated jointly by the Lynn Police Department, U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Bureau of ATF and other law enforcement partners.
04/29/2011
Brooklyn, NY
Transnational Gangs
Hector Aleman Lemos, 31, of Flushing, N.Y., the chapter leader of a violent international street gang in New York, was arraigned Friday in federal court on a superseding indictment charging him with murder, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
12/28/2008
Brownsville, TX
Transnational Gangs
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Carlos Garcia-Hernandez, 19, a citizen of Mexico, was turned over to Mexican officials on the Brownsville International Bridge at approximately 1:00 p.m. Monday. Garcia-Hernandez, a member of the "Houstone" street gang in Houston, Texas, was arrested December 11 after ICE received word that Mexican authorities were seeking him.
06/12/2017
Charleston, SC
Transnational Gangs

Brian Manigo and Damien Robinson, of Walterboro, were each sentenced to 10 years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel. Kelvin Mitchell, of Ruffkin, was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison. All three defendants were ordered to also pay the costs of medical care for their victims and to serve three years supervised release following their federal prison terms.

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