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08/15/2017
Columbus, OH
Enforcement and Removal
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A federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in an indictment returned July 27. Five other individuals were arrested and charged in criminal complaints with federal immigration-related crimes. Two of the 15 remain fugitives.

04/26/2011
Columbia, SC
Transnational Gangs
Manuel Garcia-Martinez, a/k/a Daniel Garcia-Martinez, a/k/a Marco Hernandez , 35, of Graniteville, S.C., and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, pled guilty Monday in federal court in Columbia, to illegal re-entry into the United States after deportation.
09/03/2010
Columbia, SC
Transnational Gangs
Eight associates of the Surenos 13 gang are facing new criminal charges or removal from the United States, following a joint anti-gang enforcement action Wednesday led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations in Columbia, the York County Sheriff's Office and the Rock Hill Police Department.
06/06/2013
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
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Agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 18 gang members and associates during a three-day operation this week in Chicago, Cicero and Berwyn. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national HSI initiative to target transnational gang members.
07/23/2009
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
ICE agents arrested 19 people during 2-day operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs
04/29/2010
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
A 3-day enforcement operation targeting violent criminal gang members in the Chicago area resulted in 28 arrests.
05/16/2019
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs

Luis Contreras, 39, from Chicago, was indicted on the following charges: one count of murder in aid of racketeering; one count of attempted murder in aid of racketeering; two counts of illegally possessing multiple firearms and ammunition.

11/03/2011
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
A federal investigation into alleged passport fraud and narcotics trafficking by the Belizean Bloods street gang operating in Evanston, Ill., and Chicago has resulted in charges against 24 defendants, most of whom were arrested this week.
04/20/2009
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
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07/26/2016
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs

The indictments allege that members of the Latin Kings violently enforced discipline within its ranks and retaliated against rivals and former members to prevent cooperation with law enforcement.  Its members and associates engaged in various acts of violence, including murder, attempted murder, assault with dangerous weapons, arson, and extortion, according to the indictments.  The charges include the attempted murders of rival gang members and a Melrose Park (Illinois) police officer.

09/15/2011
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
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Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with local law enforcement, arrested 25 individuals during a week-long operation that ended late Tuesday. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members.
07/18/2008
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
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Forty-seven of those arrested are members or associates of the following gangs: Brown Pride, Imperial Gangsters, Insane Deuces, Latin Kings, Norteños-14, Sureños-13, and the 18th Street Gang. Two of those arrested had no known gang affiliations but are deportable because they are in the U.S. illegally.
06/17/2009
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
Ten of the 12 were arrested on administrative immigration violations and are currently in ICE custody pending removal from the U.S. All 10 are illegal aliens from Mexico who are members of the following gangs: Imperial Gangsters, Sureños-13 and Latin Kings.
03/07/2012
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
Moses Anthony Francisco, a member of the violent Crips street gang who had been previously deported four times to Belize, was sentenced Tuesday to more than five years in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. This sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/22/2011
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
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Agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with local law enforcement, arrested 22 men during a five-day operation this week. This is the latest local effort in Operation Community Shield, an ongoing national ICE initiative to target transnational gang members.
02/10/2015
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs

Thirty-one defendants were charged with conspiring to launder narcotics proceeds for the Sinaloa Cartel in a 311-page criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court and unsealed Tuesday. The federal defendants arrested Feb. 10 in the Chicago area appeared Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Daniel Martin in U.S. District Court; eight remain in federal custody pending detention hearings scheduled for later this week.

05/20/2015
Charlotte, NC
Transnational Gangs
Twenty-two of the 37 MS-13 members indicted Wednesday also face other felony charges to include murder, attempted murder, assault and firearms violations. HSI and its law enforcement partners arrested 16 of the indicted gang members early Wednesday morning during a coordinated operation. Five indicted suspects remain at large; another 16 suspects were already in custody on various state charges.
11/01/2016
Charlotte, NC
Transnational Gangs
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Miguel Zelaya, 22, an unlawfully present Honduran national, and Luis Ordonez-Vega, 37, a Guatemalan national, were both sentenced to life in prison Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. A federal jury in Charlotte previously convicted both men in April on conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity (RICO), murder in aid of racketeering, use or carry of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence resulting in death.

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.

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.

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).
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.
06/09/2016
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.

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.

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.

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