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El Paso, TX
Transnational Gangs
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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.
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.

San Antonio, TX

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.

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.

Fort Worth, TX

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

Tucson, AZ
Johnny Acosta, 38, of Douglas, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to felony charges of conspiracy to import more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and accepting bribes as a public official.
Washington, DC
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“Kingdom of Shadows,” a film that features ICE HSI ASAC Oscar Hagelsieb, and highlights the realities and consequences of drug trafficking along the United States-Mexican border made its national television premiere Monday, Sept. 19, on PBS. 

Dallas, TX

Edgar Solorzano, 24, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of assault on a federal officer, and one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during in relation to a crime of violence.

McAllen, TX
Rogelio Guerrero, 46, a U.S. citizen residing in Mission, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez to 235 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. Guerrero was found guilty of the charges July 11 following a three-day trial.
Baltimore, MD
A Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling heroin from India and the Philippines into the United States following an investigation by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the Baltimore City Police Department and CBP.
Sacramento, CA
Shiraz Malik, 36, of Warsaw, Poland, pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to distribute controlled substances and listed chemicals, conspiring to import controlled substances and ephedrine into the United States, and conspiring to launder money.
Laredo, TX
The jury returned its verdicts July 30 following a seven-day trial and more than five hours of deliberation.
Jacksonville, FL
Wei Zhang, aka David Liteng, 35, of Tianjin, China, also pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and abetting the importation of controlled substances and cathinones, also known as “bath salts.” He faces a maximum penalty of 60 years in federal prison.
Kansas City, MO
Operation Dirty Glass is a multi-agency investigation into a large-scale PCP and crack cocaine drug-trafficking organization in Kansas City which has so far resulted in 10 indictments that charged 20 defendants in separate but related cases. PCP is an illegal hallucinogenic drug. Damond S. Hill, also known as "Day Day," 35, of Kansas City, was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison without parole.
McAllen, TX
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, and other federal partners on Thursday distributed the bulk of $29.5 million in 'asset sharing' funds to 12 south Texas law enforcement agencies.
Camden, NJ
Forty-seven individuals were charged Thursday with first degree racketeering in a takedown of a violent narcotics distribution network with ties to Mexican drug cartels.
Newark, NJ
Christopher Castelluzzo, 31, of Bayonne, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 240 months in prison. Luke Atwell, 34, of Hamilton, New Jersey, was sentenced yesterday to 220 months in prison.
Niantic, CT
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In a massive drug enforcement operation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), more than 100 individuals were arrested early Wednesday in five states and Puerto Rico on state and federal charges related to the large-scale trafficking of heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico into and around Connecticut.
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jean Claud Mills, 32, was arrested May 16, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Mills subsequently was indicted on those same charges June 11, 2014.
Charlotte, NC
Silas Mobley, Jr., 56, and his son and co-defendant, Marvin Suntate Mobley, 32, both of York, S.C., were sentenced in Charlotte to life in federal prison without possibility of parole for cocaine trafficking-related offenses, following an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg...
Gulfport, MS
A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 13 years in prison, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Gulf Coast Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (GC BEST).
San Juan, PR
U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with officers from the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), seized 173 kilograms of cocaine - worth $4.2 million - and arrested two smugglers during a maritime interdiction in the Mona Passage Thursday.
Pittsburgh, PA

Racoco Williams, 35, of Lauderhill, Florida, was arrested on Aug. 29, by the Pennsylvania State Police for possession with intent to deliver 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.  

Laredo, TX
Alonzo Ramos, 40, a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Laredo, Texas, was sentenced on Monday to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $30,000 fine following his April guilty plea to interstate travel in aid of racketeering.