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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).
09/06/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
The leaders of two New York State chapters of the international MS-13 street gang were sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus ten years, for murder in aid of racketeering and other charges. The sentences are a result of a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
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).
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...
08/18/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Transnational Gangs
The local leader of the 'Raza Unida' street gang was sentenced on Thursday to life in federal prison for drug trafficking and committing Violent Crimes in aid of Racketeering (VICAR), announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
08/08/2011
Atlanta, GA
Transnational Gangs
Five 'Sur-13'gang members from Georgia were sentenced Monday to lengthy federal prison terms after being arrested for carjacking and firearms offenses by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.
08/01/2011
Tampa, FL
Transnational Gangs
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A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office in Tampa was named the Gang Investigator of the Year today by the Florida Gang Investigators Association.
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.
07/29/2011
Eagle Pass, TX
Transnational Gangs
Miguel Guerrero, a member of the Mexican Mafia who was responsible for numerous acts of violence and narcotics smuggling and distribution, was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in federal prison. This sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of federal, state...
07/28/2011
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
Jose Ciro Juarez-Santamaria, a Salvadoran national and MS-13 gang leader, was convicted of prostituting a 12-year-old female with clients throughout northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/28/2011
San Juan, PR
Transnational Gangs
Thirteen men and women were arrested earlier this month during a three-day operation targeting violent gang members throughout the San Juan metropolitan area by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and assisted by local law enforcement agencies.
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.
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.
06/14/2011
Dallas, TX
Transnational Gangs
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This is the latest effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members and gang associates.
06/03/2011
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs
Two alleged members of the violent transnational street gang MS-13 were indicted on federal gun charges Friday following their arrest in a case being investigated jointly by the Lynn Police Department, U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Bureau of ATF and other law enforcement partners.
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.
06/03/2011
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
Darwin Melgar Escobar, 23, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for participating in the affairs of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) through a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO), and for possessing a firearm as an illegal alien. This sentence follows an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/25/2011
Tampa, FL
Transnational Gangs
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Earlier this month, a 50-person team of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel and local law enforcement officials embarked on a gang enforcement operation in the wee hours of the morning.
05/05/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
"Henry Saravia, 21, also known as ""Flaco,"" a member of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced today to two years in prison for threatening to injure a victim in connection with a gang-related home invasion in Washington in 2009. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."
05/04/2011
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
3 suspected members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang have been indicted on federal charges of conspiring to commit murder in the aid of racketeering for allegedly gunning down a Bay Area man last year near a Daly City, Calif., bus stop.
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).
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.
04/27/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Melvin Sorto, 24, also known as Killer, was sentenced today to a prison term of life plus 45 years for his role in a series of crimes, including the murder of one victim and the blinding of another, committed by the MS-13 gang in the Washington, D.C. area in 2006 and 2007 following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
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.
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.

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