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12/02/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs
The federal complaint alleges that the murder of E.C. was committed to further the power of the Gardena 13 street gang, which is described in the affidavit as a criminal enterprise that has documented membership in California, Nevada, Texas, Hawaii and Rosarito, Mexico. The Gardena Police Department believes the gang distributes narcotics, primarily methamphetamine, both locally and in Hawaii.
11/08/2016
Fort Worth, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

Audry Lane, aka “Spud,” 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children. On Monday, Deon Bonner, aka “Spanish Fly,” 26, pleaded guilty to the same offense; Chad Johnson, aka “Ocho Hood Fame,” 24, pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of children. In late October, Stanley Johnson, aka “Pee Wee,” 24, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children.

11/14/2012
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
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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.
08/07/2008
Miami, FL
Transnational Gangs
The multi-agency operation, which began June 18, 2008 and ended July 25, targeted criminal street gang members and associates in the South Florida area. Of those arrested, Task Force Members identified members or associates of the following gangs: MS-13, SUR-13, Uptown, Victory Park, Top Six, Bloods, 18th Street, 21 Jump, INP, FAME, Washington Park, 170 Boys, 90's Babies, Hollywood Squares, Leisure City and One Way.
11/30/2017
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

Pedro Cruz-Rodriquez, 19, a citizen and national of El Salvador, last entered the country illegally Nov. 2, 2016.  Cruz-Rodriquez is a suspect in the aggravated murder of Jaime Roberto Loza Garay and the aggravated kidnapping of four other men in El Salvador.

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.
09/21/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Transnational Gangs
A 'Raza Unida' gang leader was sentenced on Wednesday to 27 years in federal prison for drug trafficking and conspiracy to murder in furtherance of a racketeering enterprise, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
05/20/2016
Greenbelt, MD
Transnational Gangs
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A federal jury today convicted three members of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, on racketeering and murder charges. Jorge Enrique Moreno-Aguilar, Juan Alberto Ortiz-Orellana, and Minor Perez-Chach face a maximum sentence of life in prison for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise and a mandatory sentence of life in prison for murder in aid of racketeering.

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).
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.

03/07/2013
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Hector Aleman Lemos, the former leader of the Flushing, Queens, chapter of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, pleaded guilty Thursday to racketeering and murder conspiracy charges. This plea stems from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Yonkers (N.Y.) Police Department.
09/01/2014
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
If convicted, Byron Lopez, aka Viruz, 23, will face mandatory life imprisonment. Lopez was arrested Thursday and presented for arraignment at the United States Courthouse in Brooklyn.
05/16/2019
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs

Luis Contreras, 39, from Chicago, was indicted on the following charges: one count of murder in aid of racketeering; one count of attempted murder in aid of racketeering; two counts of illegally possessing multiple firearms and ammunition.

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)."
03/02/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Transnational Gangs

Guillermo Ruiz, known on the street as “Weasel,” 42, of Bell Gardens, was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald. The case is the result of a large-scale investigation into Bell Gardens street gangs by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

02/16/2012
San Francisco, CA
Transnational Gangs
"Danilo Velasquez, aka ""Triste,"" A Bay Area leader of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday on racketeering-related charges arising from Operation Devil Horns, a long-term probe led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Velasquez is the seventh Bay Area MS-13 member to receive a life sentence."
06/22/2009
Greeley, CO
Transnational Gangs
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GREELEY, Colo. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and Greeley Police Department officers arrested or identified nine gang members during a Saturday operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs throughout Weld County.
04/06/2018
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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HSI’s El Salvador country team led an agenda focused on cross border collaboration and joint U.S./Salvadoran efforts on the ground that included the participation of the Salvadoran Attorney General, Douglas Melendez and the Director General of the Policia Nacional Civil, Howard Agusto Cotto.  The U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Jean Manes, and other enforcement partners, participants discussed first-hand issues of gang-violence, insecurity, economic difficulties in El Salvador and their impact on the U.S., as well as our interagency team’s continued effort to confront those problems.

03/06/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Special agents arrested Milton Contreras, 19, aka “Diabolico,” in Kansas City, Kansas, where he was arraigned.
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.
07/23/2009
Chicago, IL
Transnational Gangs
ICE agents arrested 19 people during 2-day operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs
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.

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.
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.
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.

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