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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.

12/08/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
James Francis Sampsell, 44, of Odessa, Rusty Eugene Duke, 32, of Dallas, and Steven Worthey, 42, of San Antonio, were sentenced Dec. 9 to serve respective terms of 140, 216 and 240 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sim Lake.
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).
07/02/2018
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs

Gang members allegedly committed 5 murders, conspired to murder 8 persons, engaged in kidnappings, extortion, and drug trafficking.

03/06/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Special agents arrested Milton Contreras, 19, aka “Diabolico,” in Kansas City, Kansas, where he was arraigned.
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).
06/23/2016
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs

Andrew Clarke, 43 of Irvington, New Jersey, and Llewellyn Clarke, 42 of North Plainfield, New Jersey, were sentenced to 300 and 195 months in prison, respectively.

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.

04/20/2009
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
CHICAGO - Local U.S.
12/18/2013
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs
Hector Daniel Villanueva-Cortes, aka Muertito, a Honduran national residing in Hyattsville, Md., was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for illegal re-entry after having been deported from the United States.
09/13/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Alleged members and associates of the Bloods gang in Newburgh, N.Y. and members of a related crack cocaine dealing conspiracy were charged with racketeering, narcotics, robbery and firearms offenses. These charges stem from an investigation conducted by the FBI with assistance ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the New York State...
04/30/2014
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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The Surenos, also known as Sur 13, is a transnational criminal street gang that originated in Southern California with hundreds of cliques around the United States. The Surenos and their affiliates pay tribute to the Mexican Mafia and the number '13' is their symbol signifying 'M' in the alphabet for Mexican Mafia.
03/30/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Among those arrested Wednesday are Giovanny Ochoa, also known as “Sporty” and “Speedy,” 26, of Hawthorne, and Aveline Villalba, also known as “Gordo” and “Fatboy,” 36, of South Los Angeles, who are charged with selling approximately one-quarter pound of methamphetamine in the fall of 2016 to an undercover agent.

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.

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.
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. 

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.
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.
08/19/2016
Atlanta, GA
Enforcement and Removal
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Melvin Eduardo Ramos, 34, is wanted in his home country for aggravated murder.

06/03/2009
Omaha, NE
Transnational Gangs
OMAHA, Neb. - U.S.
04/10/2013
Eagle Pass, TX
Transnational Gangs
Javier Guerrero committed racketeering offenses, murdered two men, and assaulted a detention guard.
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.
09/16/2014
El Paso, TX
Transnational Gangs
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On Sept. 17, state and federal authorities arrested eight El Paso residents for their roles in the RICO conspiracy. Those arrested include: Raul Lopez, aka Garfield, 34; Manuel Minjares, aka Manny, 54; Eugene Lozano, aka Gino, Polvos, 43; Gabriel Aldana, aka Mookie, 43; Rito Alvarez, aka Ewok, 35; Jose Minjares, aka Paz, 55; Ramon Sanchez, aka Magic, 48; and Jose Angel Barrios, aka Chamuco, 43.
08/10/2017
Dallas, TX
Transnational Gangs

The defendants were members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), the Aryan Circle, the “Irish Mob,” the “Dirty White Boys,” the “White Knights,” and the “Peckerwood” – all of which are violent white supremacist gangs.  Each of these gangs is an organized crime group, but in recent years, the white supremacy ideology of each of these groups has taken a backseat to traditional criminal ventures, such as drug-dealing. The defendants in this case included several high-ranking members of these organizations.

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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