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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.
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.
06/26/2009
Monterrey, CA
Transnational Gangs

MONTEREY, Calif. - Eight Mexican nationals with ties to violent street gangs in Monterey County are facing state criminal charges or deportation this morning following a day-long enforcement operation involving U.S.

08/09/2018
Nashville, TN
Transnational Gangs

Oscar Degaldo Flores, a.k.a. Flaco, 24, of El Salvador, and Luis Colindres, a.k.a. Listo and Joe, 21, of Honduras, were also charged with conspiracy; witness tampering; using, carrying and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and causing death through the use of a firearm.

04/30/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Damion Hard, 40, aka World, and Aaron Granton, 40, aka E-Bay of Brooklyn, face a mandatory life imprisonment when sentenced. Granton was also convicted for his participation in a murder-for-hire scheme.
10/16/2019
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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The indictment out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for SDNY charges Amilcar Romero, a/k/a “Soldado,” Jaime Santana, a/k/a “Smiley,” Jose Garcia, a/k/a “Tricky,” and Alexander Rivera, a/k/a “Extrano,” with racketeering conspiracy and narcotics distribution conspiracy. Cristian Guerrero-Melgares, a/k/a “Enigma,” and Gustavo Llevano-Rivera are charged in the narcotics conspiracy count. Several defendants also face firearms charges.

11/20/2018
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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A female MS-13 gang member wanted to face charges in El Salvador was arrested under Operation Matador in March, pursuant to an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.  She was removed Nov. 16 to El Salvador by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). 

03/16/2017
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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This combined effort led to two Indictments charging 49 members of two Bronx-based drug-distribution organizations with various narcotics, robbery and firearms offenses, including the murder of Jose Morales on Dec. 11, 2016.
06/16/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
An MS-13 gang member pleaded guilty on Thursday to the execution-style murders of a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son, and nine other gang member pleaded guilty to racketeering offenses.
09/09/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Eighteen individuals - including 14 with ties to a violent street gang - were arrested in an operation Wednesday on charges of supplying fraudulent government identity documents to individuals. These charges stem from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
11/12/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
A federal judge sentenced Rudy Mendoza, 29, following his conviction in a nine day trial in November 2013 for racketeering conspiracy, narcotics conspiracy, robbery conspiracy, and firearms charges.
12/04/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
The jury convicted Felix Lopez-Cabrera, 24, Carlos Lopez, 26, and Luis Beltran 26 of charges arising out of their involvement from 2003 through 2012 in the criminal activities of the Bronx Trinitarios Gang (BTG). The BTG is a violent street gang that was involved in drug-trafficking and multiple acts of violence, including attempted murder, in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Yonkers.
03/29/2018
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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A total of 475 individuals were arrested during this ongoing enforcement effort, most of which were confirmed as gang members and affiliates. The most prominent gangs with arrests during this operation were MS-13 with 274 arrests and the 18th street gang with 15 arrests.  This operation yielded 227 total criminal arrests and 248 administrative arrests.

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.
08/05/2016
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs

In recent court proceedings, defendants Milton Contreras and Jose Osmin Rubio pleaded guilty to murder of the 19-year-old victim, fellow gang member Sidney Valverde.  In the past month, two additional defendants, Byron Lopez and Oscar Welman Espinoza-Merino, had also pled guilty and admitted their participation in the murder.

10/21/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Following a three-week trial in April 2013, a jury convicted Xing Lin, 42, aka "Ding Pa," of engaging in racketeering from 1996 through 2009, murdering two individuals in a Queens nightclub in 2004, operating multiple illegal gambling parlors, and extorting bus company owners.
06/14/2017
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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This joint initiative is comprised of: HSI special agents, ERO deportation officers, the ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and state and local law enforcement partners to include Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD), Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The DHS TOCI is responsible for identifying, interdicting and investigating a wide variety of transnational border crime with a concentration on MS-13 gang activity.

12/12/2018
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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Twelve alleged members of the La Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, street gang were indicted by a Queens County grand jury Tuesday on various charges including attempted murder and conspiracy, in addition to drug and weapons charges. 

11/16/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Twenty-five members and associates of Los Vagos, a Mexican transnational gang, were arrested on outstanding New York City arrest warrants, immigration violations and federal charges including murder conspiracy, assault, firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking. These charges stem from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations...
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.
05/14/2020
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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This gang investigation was prompted by three murders, occurring on the street, at Kissena Park and on an elevated Subway Platform in Queens. One defendant was arrested May 13 in Maryland. Five defendants were arrested May 14 in New York and California. On May 15, four defendants will be arrested and transferred to federal custody from detention facilities where they are currently held.

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.
08/22/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Xing Lin, A Chinese gang leader, was extradited from Canada to face charges of murdering two individuals in a Queens nightclub in 2004. This extradition is the result of an extensive investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of the following law enforcement partners: HSI's attache in Toronto...
02/20/2018
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs

Milton Contreras, Oscar Welman Espinoza-Merino and Jose Osmin Rubio were each sentenced in Brooklyn federal court following their convictions for the murder of a 19-year-old victim on Long Island in 2014. Contreras was sentenced to 27 years’ imprisonment, while Espinoza-Merino and Osmin Rubio were each sentenced to more than 24 years’ imprisonment. After serving their sentences, all three defendants will face deportation from the United States.

03/03/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Twenty-five members and associates of the MS-13 street gang were charged Thursday in a 70-count, superseding indictment in the Eastern District of New York as part of an ongoing investigation by federal and state law enforcement agencies into criminal gang activity in three New York counties.

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