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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.
06/16/2017
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs

Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers fanned out across three states early Friday morning to arrest 19 alleged members and associates of the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang charged in a 12-count federal indictment with conspiracy involving racketeering, murder, robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault, among other charges.

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).
03/01/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced today the arrests of 678 gang members and associates from 133 different gangs during Project Southern Tempest, an intensive ICE HSI-led law enforcement operation executed in 168 U.S. cities targeting gangs affiliated with drug trafficking organizations.
10/10/2012
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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MS-13 designated as a transnational criminal organization.

11/16/2017
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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“Operation Raging Bull” was a two-phase operation that targeted dangerous gang members and others providing financial support to gang leadership in El Salvador.  It received significant support from ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Treasury and international law enforcement partners.

09/30/2008
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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These arrests are the result of Operation Community Shield, a comprehensive initiative launched by ICE in 2005 to disrupt and dismantle transnational violent street gangs. Through Operation Community Shield, the federal government uses its powerful immigration and customs authorities in a coordinated, national campaign against criminal street gangs in the United States.
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.
10/15/2009
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
ICE agents worked side by side with local state, and federal officials in 89 cities on a six month national public safety surge against transnational criminal street gangs in the United States.
12/26/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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Across the United States, gangs threaten public safety in neighborhoods and communities.
03/28/2016
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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Most of the individuals arrested during Project Shadowfire were U.S. citizens, but 239 foreign nationals from 13 countries in Central America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean were also arrested. Of the 1,133 arrests, 915 were gang members and associates, 1,001 were charged with criminal offenses and 132 were arrested administratively for immigration violations.
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).
11/29/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Following a four-week trial, a federal jury Tuesday convicted a Bay Area leader of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, street gang of racketeering conspiracy and related charges stemming from a multi-agency probe spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
04/08/2015
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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Project Wildfire was a surge operation led by the HSI National Gang Unit and ran Feb. 23 to March 31. HSI special agents worked with 215 state, local and federal law enforcement partners, including ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), to apprehend individuals from various gangs.
04/27/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Melvin Sorto, 24, also known as Killer, was sentenced today to a prison term of life plus 45 years for his role in a series of crimes, including the murder of one victim and the blinding of another, committed by the MS-13 gang in the Washington, D.C. area in 2006 and 2007 following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
05/11/2017
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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Of the 1,378 total arrested, 1,098 were arrested on federal and/or state criminal charges, including 21 individuals arrested on murder related charges and seven for rape and sexual assault charges. The remaining 280 were arrested on administrative immigration violations. Of the total arrested, 933 were U.S. citizens and 445 were foreign nationals from 21 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

06/23/2015
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Noe Machado-Erazo, aka “Gallo,” 32, of Wheaton, Maryland, was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years. Jose Martinez-Amaya, 28, aka “Crimen,” of Brentwood, Maryland, was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years. Yester Ayala, 24, aka “Freeway” or “Daddy Yankee,” of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
11/16/2017
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs

53 arrested in El Salvador, 214 arrested across the US

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.
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.

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