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01/19/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
A joint federal-state law enforcement operation Wednesday morning led to the arrest of 27 people linked to a Los Angeles-area street gang known as Lennox 13, some of whom are named in a federal racketeering indictment that alleges the gang is a criminal enterprise that has engaged in violent crimes, extortion and narcotics trafficking.
01/23/2009
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

LOS ANGELES - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested nearly 2,000 gang members and gang associates in the Los Angeles area in 2008 as part of the agency's ongoing national anti-gang effort known as Operation Community Shield.

08/30/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Jose Loza, 40, the lead defendant in a 2016 federal grand jury indictment charging 51 Canta Ranas members and associates, was convicted Thursday afternoon of 12 felonies. Canta Ranas is a multi-generational criminal enterprise engaged in murder, attempted murder, assault, extortion, money laundering, and drug distribution.

05/18/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Frankie Vasquez, 39, of Carson, was arrested in connection with an indictment that charges him and 50 other members and associates of the Canta Ranas organization, a wide-ranging criminal enterprise which operates primarily in Santa Fe Springs and Whittier under the control of a member of the Mexican Mafia.

03/02/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Guillermo Ruiz, known on the street as “Weasel,” 42, of Bell Gardens, was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald. The case is the result of a large-scale investigation into Bell Gardens street gangs by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

04/28/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
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More than 1,300 federal and local law enforcement officers fanned out Thursday morning across the Los Angeles harbor area to arrest 80 alleged members and associates of the Rancho San Pedro gang, capping a nearly three-year investigation that linked the group to firearms and narcotics trafficking.
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.
04/06/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
Aaron “Droopy” Ramos, 31, a resident of the Florence-Graham district of Los Angeles, was sentenced Monday afternoon to 168 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder.
06/14/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
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The lead defendant in the 35-count indictment is Jose Loza, who recently became a full-fledged member of the Mexican Mafia and is the “shotcaller” of the Canta Ranas gang. In addition to implementing D.G.’s orders, Loza allegedly executed another member of the Mexican Mafia who wanted to expand his influence and challenge D.G.’s authority over street gangs in the San Gabriel Valley. 

05/15/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Detective John Saro Balian, 45, of Seal Beach, Calif., was taken into custody without incident at his residence. Balian, who is charged in a criminal complaint with making false statements to investigators during an interview last year, is expected to make his initial appearance Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

01/27/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Leonardo Antolin, 25, a.k.a. “Rowdy,” of Whittier, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips, who said that Antolin had shown a “lack of concern for members of the community” through his acts of violence, and “all of that counsels for a very lengthy sentence.”

01/11/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
The lead defendant in a federal RICO indictment that was brought as part of the nation's largest-ever gang sweep was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for helping coordinate the racketeering activities of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang and distributing large quantities of narcotics.
09/30/2008
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
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.
03/30/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Among those arrested Wednesday are Giovanny Ochoa, also known as “Sporty” and “Speedy,” 26, of Hawthorne, and Aveline Villalba, also known as “Gordo” and “Fatboy,” 36, of South Los Angeles, who are charged with selling approximately one-quarter pound of methamphetamine in the fall of 2016 to an undercover agent.

03/24/2017
Lubbock, TX
Transnational Gangs
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Dequan Deshawn Willard, 22, pleaded guilty in December 2016 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Brothers, William Emmanuel Spence, 27, Jasmine Jamal Spence, 28, and Antonio Deon Ray Montgomery, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base.

03/11/2014
Mexico City, Mexico
Transnational Gangs
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The training, taught by instructors from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, is designed to enhance the ability for law enforcement personnel to respond to and identify potential threats emanating from gang members and their associates who operate throughout the region.
06/02/2015
Mexico City, Mexico
Transnational Gangs
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This year’s participants include federal and state prosecutors, investigators, prison officials and military personnel from throughout Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The training, led by instructors from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, is designed to enhance the ability of law enforcement personnel to respond to and identify potential threats posed by gang members and their associates who operate throughout the region.
06/17/2011
Miami, FL
Transnational Gangs
The leader of the 'Krazy Locos' criminal street gang and five other gang associates were sentenced Thursday for their roles in a case involving two homicides, three non-fatal shootings, narcotics and firearms trafficking, and obstruction of justice.
03/11/2011
Miami, FL
Transnational Gangs
Jonathan Gonzalez, of Lake Worth, Fla., leader of the Krazy Locos criminal street gang, along with his brother Christopher Gonzalez-Chamberlain, and Itzel Campos, an associate of the gang, pleaded guilty on Friday for their roles in two homicides, two drive-by shootings, narcotics and firearms trafficking, and obstruction of justice...
08/07/2008
Miami, FL
Transnational Gangs
The multi-agency operation, which began June 18, 2008 and ended July 25, targeted criminal street gang members and associates in the South Florida area. Of those arrested, Task Force Members identified members or associates of the following gangs: MS-13, SUR-13, Uptown, Victory Park, Top Six, Bloods, 18th Street, 21 Jump, INP, FAME, Washington Park, 170 Boys, 90's Babies, Hollywood Squares, Leisure City and One Way.
02/16/2011
Miami, FL
Transnational Gangs
Three indictments were unsealed in the Southern District of Florida on Wednesday, charging 13 South Florida individuals with extortion conspiracy, credit card fraud, money laundering, firearms smuggling, marriage fraud, and health care fraud, among other crimes.
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.
07/29/2011
Milwaukee, WI
Transnational Gangs
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Thirty men, including several with criminal records, were arrested this week during an anti-gang operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Milwaukee Police Department.

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