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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.
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.
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...
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..."
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).
12/02/2011
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.
12/07/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Fifty members and associates of the Bronx Trinitarios Gang (BTG) have been charged with racketeering, narcotics and firearms offenses. BTG allegedly operated as a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO).
12/08/2011
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
"Guillermo Herrera, aka ""Sparky,"" the sixth San Francisco-area member of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) was sentenced Thursday to life in prison following his conviction earlier this year on racketeering-related charges stemming from a multi-agency probe spearheaded by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."
12/16/2011
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs
Ever Enrique Medina, a/k/a "Ever Enrique Andrade" and "Scorpion," 25, an El Salvadoran native living in Columbia, Md., was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar.
12/26/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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Across the United States, gangs threaten public safety in neighborhoods and communities.
02/09/2012
Del Rio, TX
Transnational Gangs
A Texas Mexican Mafia member was sentenced on Thursday to 25 years in federal prison for various federal racketeering offenses, and aiding and abetting in the July 2008 murder of Jose Damian Garza in Hondo, Texas. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman, Western District of Texas.
02/16/2012
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
"Danilo Velasquez, aka ""Triste,"" A Bay Area leader of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday on racketeering-related charges arising from Operation Devil Horns, a long-term probe led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Velasquez is the seventh Bay Area MS-13 member to receive a life sentence."
02/22/2012
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
"Orlando Garcia, the last gang member who was part of a local drug trafficking conspiracy involving gang leadership inside and outside of the Texas prison system, was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday. This conviction resulted from an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) dubbed ""Operation Prison Cell."""
02/22/2012
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs
An El Salvadoran gang member, Felix Noel Arevalo-Cantarero of Silver Spring, Md., was sentenced to more than four years in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported following an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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).
04/10/2012
San Juan, PR
Transnational Gangs
Jose Hernandez-Santana, who was at-large since April 5, made his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday morning following his arrest by ICE's HSI special agents for the illegal possession of firearms.
04/12/2012
Del Rio, TX
Transnational Gangs
A Texas Mexican Mafia member was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive life sentences in federal prison plus 10 years for federal racketeering offenses and a murder in south Texas. This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman, Western District of Texas.
04/19/2012
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
An indictment was unsealed Thursday against five members or associates of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang on racketeering, drug trafficking and firearms violations.
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).
04/30/2012
Fresno, CA
Transnational Gangs
Hector Gonzalez, a Fresno man with ties to a local street gang, has pleaded guilty to charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. The charge stems from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Fresno Police Department.
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.
05/14/2012
San Juan, PR
Transnational Gangs
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The operation was a joint initiative led by Homeland Security Investigations, the Puerto Rico Police Department and the San Juan Police Department.
05/24/2012
Corpus Christi, TX
Transnational Gangs
Orlando Garcia, 33, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was sentenced to life in federal prison May 24 by Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack on May 24 in Corpus Christi federal court.
06/28/2012
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
The alleged leader of the Korean Night Breeders street gang in Fairfax County, Va., and another gang member have been indicted by a federal grand jury for using fear, violence and threats of violence to extort or attempt to extort various businesses in the Annandale area of Fairfax County.
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.

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