United States Flag
Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security

Report Crimes: Email or Call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE

mobile search image

News Releases

Share

  • Email icon
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • Print icon

All News Releases

Search Help:

The displayed items are limited to the latest 1,250 news releases that match your filter criteria. Please try narrowing your filter criteria by date, topic or location if you do not find the news release you are seeking.

06/26/2009
Monterrey, CA
Transnational Gangs

MONTEREY, Calif. - Eight Mexican nationals with ties to violent street gangs in Monterey County are facing state criminal charges or deportation this morning following a day-long enforcement operation involving U.S.

08/07/2009
Las Vegas, NV
Transnational Gangs
Most of the gang members arrested during the three-day enforcement surge have criminal records, including prior convictions for drug trafficking and weapons violations
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.
01/19/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
A joint federal-state law enforcement operation Wednesday morning led to the arrest of 27 people linked to a Los Angeles-area street gang known as Lennox 13, some of whom are named in a federal racketeering indictment that alleges the gang is a criminal enterprise that has engaged in violent crimes, extortion and narcotics trafficking.
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.
11/13/2014
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Miguel Ortiz, 27, of San Francisco; Antonio Castillo, 26, of San Bruno; and Marvin Cortez, 24, of San Francisco were arrested Wednesday on charges detailed in a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury earlier this month, which was unsealed Thursday.
04/20/2016
El Paso, TX
Transnational Gangs
Image Icon
In addition to the 200-month sentence, Danny Ortiz, 32, was also ordered to serve six years on supervised release after he completes his prison term.
06/28/2017
San Antonio, TX
Narcotics

Marciano Millan Vasquez, 34, was sentenced by a U.S. District Judge to seven consecutive life imprisonment sentences for committing and aiding and abetting the commission of numerous murders and other acts of violence that included drug and weapons trafficking in Northern Mexico in furtherance of a drug distribution operation.

08/18/2020
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs

ICE lodged immigration detainers against unlawfully present Salvadoran nationals Moises Orlando Celaya-Veliz, 25; Jose Eliezar Molina-Veliz, 20; Santos Ernesto Gutierrez Castro, 21; Carlos Jose Turicios Villatoro, 22; Jonathan Rafael Zelaya-Veliz, 24; Nelson Ezequiel Caballero Portillo, 24; Luis Alberto Gonzales, 31; unlawfully present Guatemalan national Gilberto Morales, 31, and unlawfully present Honduran nationals Sioni Alexander Bonilla Gonzalez, 20, and Orlando Alexis Salmeron Funez, 38. Celaya, Molina, Gutierrez, Turicios and Bonilla entered the U.S. as unaccompanied minors. An 11th individual was arrested by the FBI and is not currently subject to immigration enforcement.

06/02/2016
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs

According to evidence presented at trial, MS-13 is a national and transnational gang with branches or “cliques” operating throughout the United States, including in Plainfield.  All of the defendants were members of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) Clique of MS-13. 

08/15/2017
Columbus, OH
Enforcement and Removal
Image Icon

A federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in an indictment returned July 27. Five other individuals were arrested and charged in criminal complaints with federal immigration-related crimes. Two of the 15 remain fugitives.

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...
07/16/2010
Glenwood Springs, CO
Transnational Gangs
ICE arrests 30 gang members and gang associates during a 5-day operation in Colorado.
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.
10/09/2012
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Image Icon
Over the past couple years, law enforcement agencies across the globe have seen a steady rise in transnational organized gangs. To tackle this growing problem in the Bahamas, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations' (HSI) National Gang Unit recently led a workshop to train officers with the Royal Bahamas Police Force's newest anti-gang unit.
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.
12/17/2014
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
Michael Richard Lamphere, 56, Glen Ray Millican Jr., 41, both of Houston; and Rebecca Johnson Cropp, 46, of Dallas, were sentenced Thursday to serve respective terms of 240, 120 and 36 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sim Lake. Earlier this week, William David Maynard, 44, Sammy Keith Shipman, 32, Chad Ray Folmsbee, 32, David Orlando Roberts, 36, Justin Christopher Northrup, 29, all of Houston; Tammy Melissa Wall, 45, of Otto, N.C.; and Benjamin Troy Johnson, 43, of Corpus Christi, were each sentenced to serve respective terms of 262, 188, 140, 135, 130, 72 and 36 months in federal prison.
02/21/2019
Tulsa, OK
Transnational Gangs
Image Icon

Eighteen members and associates of a white supremacist gang, the Universal Aryan Brotherhood, were charged in federal court Thursday for their alleged roles in conspiring in a racketeering enterprise, kidnapping, and drug conspiracy.

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.
06/04/2019
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs
Image Icon

Three of the MS-13 gang members, all Salvadoran nationals, were arrested on murder charges: Francisco Flores-Salazar, 19, Mario Guevara-Flores, 26, and Francisco Alberto Ancheta-Aquino, 21.

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.

06/14/2011
Dallas, TX
Transnational Gangs
Image Icon
This is the latest effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members and gang associates.
12/26/2011
Washington, DC
Transnational Gangs
Image Icon
Across the United States, gangs threaten public safety in neighborhoods and communities.
07/16/2013
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs
The indictment charges that on Feb. 28, 2007, Ramon Miguel Cerros-Cruz and Alexsi Lopez robbed a Hyattsville, Maryland brothel apartment, armed with knives, and using force and violence. During the robbery, they allegedly bound one of the employees, raped another employee and murdered a third person.
11/14/2012
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
Image Icon
Top-level officials from South San Francisco and Daly City met with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents Wednesday morning to formally recognize them for their efforts to combat gang-related crime and violence in those communities.

Pages