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02/12/2015
Atlanta
Transnational Gangs
Three members of the street gang known as Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13, were sentenced Friday for violent crimes they committed in the Atlanta metropolitan area, including the murder of one man and the shootings of two others, one of whom was a 14-year-old boy.
03/24/2017
Lubbock, TX
Transnational Gangs
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Dequan Deshawn Willard, 22, pleaded guilty in December 2016 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Brothers, William Emmanuel Spence, 27, Jasmine Jamal Spence, 28, and Antonio Deon Ray Montgomery, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base.

08/30/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Jose Loza, 40, the lead defendant in a 2016 federal grand jury indictment charging 51 Canta Ranas members and associates, was convicted Thursday afternoon of 12 felonies. Canta Ranas is a multi-generational criminal enterprise engaged in murder, attempted murder, assault, extortion, money laundering, and drug distribution.

03/14/2014
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Thirteen of the defendants were taken into custody during a joint law enforcement operation Wednesday in San Francisco and Daly City.
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.

05/18/2018
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Frankie Vasquez, 39, of Carson, was arrested in connection with an indictment that charges him and 50 other members and associates of the Canta Ranas organization, a wide-ranging criminal enterprise which operates primarily in Santa Fe Springs and Whittier under the control of a member of the Mexican Mafia.

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.
04/10/2012
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.
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.
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).
03/05/2013
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
A federal jury found two members of the Newburgh (N.Y.) Latin Kings, Wilson Pagan and Christian Sanchez, guilty of 29 counts including murder, racketeering, drug, firearms and witness tampering. The guilty verdicts are the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI's Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force.
04/30/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Damion Hard, 40, aka World, and Aaron Granton, 40, aka E-Bay of Brooklyn, face a mandatory life imprisonment when sentenced. Granton was also convicted for his participation in a murder-for-hire scheme.
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.

08/12/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
The remaining two defendants of 36 accused in the Southern District of Texas of racketeering activities as part of their roles with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) have pleaded guilty, capping a six-year sweeping effort that led to 73 convictions across five federal districts and the decimation of the gang's leadership and violent members and associates.
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.

08/29/2018
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

Aron Alexi Herrera Munguia, 29, from Honduras, was sentenced to 40 years for raping and robbing two women who owned a bar in the Houston, Texas, area. Munguia is the sixth member of Los Tumbadores to be convicted in state court as part of this investigation.  

10/21/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Following a three-week trial in April 2013, a jury convicted Xing Lin, 42, aka "Ding Pa," of engaging in racketeering from 1996 through 2009, murdering two individuals in a Queens nightclub in 2004, operating multiple illegal gambling parlors, and extorting bus company owners.
09/02/2016
Fort Worth, TX
Narcotics

In addition, between April and August 2016, 80 defendants charged in drug conspiracy cases related to this one have pleaded guilty.

03/14/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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Federal jury convicts two MS-13 gang leaders of murder.
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.
07/31/2009
San Jose, CA
Transnational Gangs
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Eight gang members and gang associates, including several with serious criminal histories, are in custody this morning following the second multi-agency anti-gang enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S.
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.
05/24/2013
Hammond, IN
Transnational Gangs
Six members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced this week for racketeering conspiracy before Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano in the Northern District of Indiana.
07/02/2015
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
Aldo Teyes-Sanchez, 32, from El Salvador, and Antonio Rivas-Vargas, 31, from Mexico, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine Aug. 30, 2013, and Sept. 5, 2014, respectively.
02/07/2020
El Paso, TX
Transnational Gangs
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Jose Manuel Castro Orellana, 30, a citizen of El Salvador, was removed aboard an ICE Air Operations Charter flight without incident. Once in El Salvador, ICE ERO officers transferred custody of Castro Orellana to the Policia Nacional Civil (PNC) of El Salvador who will pursue criminal charges against him.

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