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09/30/2008
Phoenix, AZ
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.
08/24/2010
Phoenix, AZ
Transnational Gangs
A total of 102 individuals with ties to 19 different street gangs are facing criminal charges or deportation following a six-day, multi-agency enforcement action in Phoenix and Yuma, Ariz. spearheaded by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/21/2013
Richmond, VA
Transnational Gangs
"Jose Armando Bran, aka ""Pantro,"" was convicted yesterday by a federal jury on murder and maiming in aid of racketeering, among other charges, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington office, FBI Richmond field office and the Richmond Police Department. "
05/14/2013
Riverside, CA
Transnational Gangs
Julio Cesar Ramirez, who according to court documents is a major figure within the Riverside-based Casa Blanca Vagabundos street gang, was sentenced Monday for distribution of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of an unregistered firearm, all felonies.
06/03/2011
Riverside, CA
Transnational Gangs
More than 150 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers served search and arrest warrants Thursday morning at locations in the Southern California communities of Riverside and Fontana as part of a two-year multi-agency investigation focusing on members of two violent street gangs with ties to firearms and narcotics trafficking.
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.
08/19/2010
Salt Lake City, UT
Transnational Gangs
More than 90 of those arrested during the state's largest ICE-led gang enforcement action are being prosecuted criminally. The others detained during the four-month surge face deportation.
09/30/2009
Salt Lake City, UT
Transnational Gangs
Nearly half of those arrested during the statewide operation face prosecution on charges ranging from felony immigration violations to murder. The remainder will be processed for deportation.
11/18/2011
San Antonio, TX
Transnational Gangs
"A Texas Mexican Mafia gang member, Valdomero ""Oso"" Hernandez, was sentenced on Thursday to 25 years in federal prison for conspiracy to conduct the affairs of racketeering. An investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) revealed that members of the EME were responsible for numerous violent acts..."
10/13/2011
San Antonio, TX
Transnational Gangs
Law enforcement authorities on Thursday arrested six members of the Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) and their associates following two federal drug indictments, announced U.S. Attorney Robert Pittman, Western District of Texas.
06/28/2017
San Antonio, TX
Narcotics

Marciano Millan Vasquez, 34, was sentenced by a U.S. District Judge to seven consecutive life imprisonment sentences for committing and aiding and abetting the commission of numerous murders and other acts of violence that included drug and weapons trafficking in Northern Mexico in furtherance of a drug distribution operation.

10/15/2015
San Antonio, TX
Transnational Gangs
According to court documents, the defendants operated a criminal enterprise in Central Texas since 2005. Under the leadership of Texas-Central Region “Inca” Pete Perez in Austin, San Antonio Chapter “Inca” Joe Pierce and Uvalde Chapter “Incas” James Long and Jacob Mariscal, they conspired to carry out unlawful acts including attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, extortion, robbery, various firearms offenses and drug distribution involving marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.
06/26/2009
San Diego, CA
Transnational Gangs
Alien gang members facing criminal charges and deportation following ICE-led multi-agency enforcement actions in central and southern California.
05/10/2017
San Diego, CA
Transnational Gangs

According to court records, HSI special agents initiated the investigation while targeting a prolific methamphetamine distribution network headed by Oriental Mafia Crips gang member Soulidao Chounlaboudy, aka “Lazy.” The probe also identified Ruben Contreras-Ramirez, aka “Tjuas,” a member of the Clairemont 13 gang, who is accused of distributing firearms and manufacturing assault-style, semi-automatic weapons.

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.
02/06/2014
San Diego, CA
Transnational Gangs
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Many of the search locations were homes where drugs and guns had been stored or sold, including an apartment across the street from Hoover High School. Among the guns recovered during the probe, dubbed Crystal Palace II, were numerous assault rifles; AR-15 semi-automatic rifles; and at least two AK-47s.
05/06/2016
San Diego, CA
Transnational Gangs

The two indictments unsealed this week describe four conspiracies involving overlapping players with ties to more than 10 street gangs, including the Skyline, the Samoan Bloods, the Kalaban, the Stateside Islanders, the Paradise Hills Locos, Logan Heights, Old Town National City, National City Southside Mob, Trust No Soul, and Lincoln Park gang.

01/24/2020
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs

Tomas Rivera, a/k/a Profugo, a/k/a Caballo, a/k/a Jonas Portillo Escobar pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit murder and extortion for his role as an MS-13 gang member, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and ICE HSI Special Agent in Charge Tatum King.

08/30/2011
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
After a five-month trial, a federal jury Tuesday convicted six members of La Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, of racketeering (RICO) conspiracy and related charges stemming from a long-term investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/04/2011
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
A member of the La Mara Salvatrucha gang, commonly known as MS-13, pleaded guilty in federal court to racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder, the third MS-13 gang member in as many months to plead guilty to serious charges stemming from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.
09/30/2014
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
The three defendants – including Victor Flores, 23, of Petaluma; Benjamin Campos-Gonzalez, 24, of San Mateo; and Armando Acosta, 29, of South San Francisco – were convicted of racketeering conspiracy.
11/09/2016
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs

Jaime “Tweety” Balam, 27, a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member from Mexico, was indicted in 2012 on murder and racketeering charges for his role in a shooting at a Daly City BART station. According to court documents, on Feb. 19, 2009, Balam was riding in a stolen car with other MS-13 members “hunting” for rival gang members. 

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.
12/02/2011
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Five San Francisco-area members of the La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang were sentenced Thursday to life in prison on charges stemming from a racketeering probe spearheaded by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The five defendants were convicted by a jury Aug. 30, after a five-month trial.

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