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07/13/2018
Dallas, TX
Transnational Gangs
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A federal grand jury this week indicted eight MS-13 gang members on the following criminal charges: racketeering conspiracy; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering; conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering; and using, carrying and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

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).
03/12/2015
Oakland, CA
Transnational Gangs
Cristian Quintero-Felix, a Norteño gang associate, was sentenced Wednesday to 87 months for possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of St. Elizabeth’s High School; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and being a felon in possession of firearms.
02/01/2013
Alexandria, VA
Transnational Gangs
Han Sa Yu, 44, a resident of Maryland who is originally from South Korea, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for extorting Korean businesses operating in Annandale, Va.
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.
07/12/2016
Boston, MA
Transnational Gangs

Carlos Geovanni Martinez-Aguilar, 38, originally of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to three years in prison and two years of supervised release.  In April 2016, Martinez-Aguilar pleaded guilty to unlawful re-entry of a deported alien.

05/04/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Transnational Gangs
Sylvester Joseph, 26, of Deerfield, Florida, identified as a leader, was sentenced by U.S. District Senior Judge William Caldwell for his role in a car break-in and bank fraud crew that stole more than a million dollars in the five years it was in operation. Testimony presented at previous sentencing proceedings showed that the crew stole millions of dollars from banks using stolen checks and identification. Although they were only caught in 2012, the crew was implicated in committing this scheme for more than five years and victimizing more than 250 people in the course of the fraud scheme, dubbed the "Felony Lane Gang."
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.
09/30/2014
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
The three defendants – including Victor Flores, 23, of Petaluma; Benjamin Campos-Gonzalez, 24, of San Mateo; and Armando Acosta, 29, of South San Francisco – were convicted of racketeering conspiracy.
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).
06/16/2017
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs

Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers fanned out across three states early Friday morning to arrest 19 alleged members and associates of the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang charged in a 12-count federal indictment with conspiracy involving racketeering, murder, robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault, among other charges.

06/05/2009
Gilroy, CA
Transnational Gangs
A gang suspect arrested in Santa Clara County, sports a tattoo for Varrio Sur Rifa, one of the gangs targeted.
12/12/2018
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

On Dec. 11, James Randall Lee Ross, aka “Silver”, 45, became the latest defendant to be sentenced as a result of the investigation when he was ordered by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, to serve 292 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

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.
06/02/2015
Mexico City, Mexico
Transnational Gangs
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This year’s participants include federal and state prosecutors, investigators, prison officials and military personnel from throughout Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The training, led by instructors from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, is designed to enhance the ability of law enforcement personnel to respond to and identify potential threats posed by gang members and their associates who operate throughout the region.
05/14/2013
Riverside, CA
Transnational Gangs
Julio Cesar Ramirez, who according to court documents is a major figure within the Riverside-based Casa Blanca Vagabundos street gang, was sentenced Monday for distribution of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of an unregistered firearm, all felonies.
04/21/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Transnational Gangs
"Three current or former jailers, and two men alleged to be members of the ""Raza Unida"" prison gang, were charged on Wednesday with conspiring to bribe public officials, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno."
10/28/2015
Totowa, NJ
Transnational Gangs
About 90 stolen cars worth more than $4 million were recovered during "Operation 17 Corridor," a 16-month HSI investigation led by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police, along with the Port Authority of New York, the New Jersey Police, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and 11 other agencies.
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.
03/01/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
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U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced today the arrests of 678 gang members and associates from 133 different gangs during Project Southern Tempest, an intensive ICE HSI-led law enforcement operation executed in 168 U.S. cities targeting gangs affiliated with drug trafficking organizations.
04/18/2010
Dallas, TX
Transnational Gangs
Rene Salazar, 20, of Dallas, was sentenced April 19 by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay, Northern District of Texas, to 20 years in prison. Salazar was convicted at trial in January on two counts of assaulting a federal officer, and one count of possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
08/19/2010
Salt Lake City, UT
Transnational Gangs
More than 90 of those arrested during the state's largest ICE-led gang enforcement action are being prosecuted criminally. The others detained during the four-month surge face deportation.
01/07/2016
San Juan, PR
Transnational Gangs
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With drug trafficking and gang-related homicides on the increase on the island of Puerto Rico, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Juan Public Safety Group (PSG) took action.
07/23/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
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Six of the defendants were taken into custody Wednesday morning by HSI special agents.
01/13/2011
Baltimore, MD
Transnational Gangs
William Ortiz Lazaro, 31, of Hyattsville, Md., was sentenced to 135 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for the armed robbery of two stores.

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