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5 Times the MS13 Tried — and Failed — to Become Drug Traffickers : The US indictment of an MS13 leader in El Salvador chronicles the latest failure of the infamous street gang to transform itself into a more sophisticated, transnational drug trafficking organization. US authorities allege Armando Eliu Melgar Díaz, alias “Blue” or “Clipper,” was the head of the MS13’s East Coast Program, according to an indictment unsealed on July 14.
Source: InSight Crime    Date: August 11, 2020
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Salinas gang "Murder Squad" allegedly behind 8 local murders (Salinas, CA): The Department of Justice and the Salinas Police Department hosted a joint press conference along with federal and state law enforcement partners to announce "significant law enforcement action. "David L. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, announced that a federal judge had unsealed an indictment of an alleged "murder squad" that had been operating in Monterey County.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: October 22, 2020

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Suspect From Out Of State Nabbed For 2016 MS-13 Long Island Murder (Central Islip, NY): Police nabbed an out-of-state-wanted man wanted for the 2016 MS-13 murder of a Long Island man found in a park.
Source: Daily Voice    Date: October 22, 2020

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Detroit street gang IJU targeted in racketeering crackdown (Detroit, MI): Federal prosecutors unsealed racketeering and drug charges Thursday against seven men, including the purported leader of the It's Just Us street gang who is accused of killing a man outside an eastside bar.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: October 22, 2020

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Charges against woman accused of tossing drugs into P.A. jail for gang dropped (Saskatoon, SK): Charges against a woman who allegedly tossed drugs over the fence into Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre for a street gang were dropped. Tara Anita Bird, 30, was charged with conspiracy to traffic controlled substances for the benefit of, or at the direction of the Terror Squad.
Source: The Battlefords News-Optimist    Date: October 22, 2020

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Attorney General announces arrest of 12 alleged gang members in massive Paterson drug bust (Paterson, NJ): Twelve alleged Crips street gang members were arrested and more than 21,000 single-dose packets of heroin seized in a massive drug bust in Paterson’s 4th Ward, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday.
Source: Paterson Press    Date: October 22, 2020

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Duluth police announce arrest of gang leader from Rochester (Duluth, MN): The Duluth Police Department announced the arrest of several gang members, including the alleged leader. The arrests are the result of a widespread regional drug trafficking operation that is believed to be lead by Ricky Antoine Osborne.
Source: KTTC News    Date: October 22, 2020

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Third man arrested in 2016 MS-13 killing in Greenlawn, Suffolk police say (Suffolk County, NY): A third man has been charged in connection with the 2016 killing of an 18-year-old Greenlawn man, who prosecutors have said was slashed and his hands were cut off. Carlos A. Lopez-Campos, 26, of Owings Mills, Maryland, was extradited to New York on Wednesday, where he was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Estiven Abrego Gomez, Suffolk police said.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 22, 2020

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NYC SHOOTINGS: Three dead, eight wounded in citywide gang gunfire surge (New York, NY): Three people are dead, eight others wounded overnight in what police believe is a surge in gang warfare in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx, police officials said.
Source: amNewYork    Date: October 22, 2020

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Alleged Latin Kings gang associate sentenced for 2017 killing of man in car (Staten Island, NY): An alleged gang associate was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting another man inside an SUV in Mariners Harbor three years ago.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: October 22, 2020

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Judge allows prosecutors to admit more evidence for Joliet triple murder trial (Joliet, IL): About a month before trial, a judge allowed prosecutors to bring in evidence they believe will show a 20-year-old man is a gang member and that he conspired with another gang member to commit a deadly arson three years ago in Joliet.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: October 22, 2020

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DEA takes down 29 El Paso gang members linked to violent Mexican drug cartels (El Paso, TX): Twenty-nine people have been arrested in recent weeks in the El Paso area as part of a DEA-led initiative targeting violent drug gangs. Project Safeguard also netted the seizure of 39 firearms, $467,536 in cash and half a ton of controlled substances here in the past two months, according to the El Paso Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Source: KVEO-TV 23 News    Date: October 21, 2020

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Morgan Hill Police Arrest Alleged Gang Gun Runners; Intercept Cache Of 21 Illegal Weapons (Morgan Hill, CA): Acting on a tip from Stockton police, Morgan Hill officers have taken two alleged Crips gang members from Arizona into custody and seized the cache of 21 illegal weapons they were transporting.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: October 21, 2020

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“They are hurting them”: Advocacy groups ask feds to investigate sexual assaults, gang violence in Texas youth lockups (Texas): Children in Texas’ youth lockups are suffering from widespread sexual assault and other constitutional violations, reform advocates wrote Wednesday in a complaint urging a federal investigation into the state’s five youth lockups.
Source: The Texas Tribune    Date: October 21, 2020

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Department of Justice Releases Report on its Efforts to Disrupt, Dismantle, and Destroy MS-13: Today, the Department of Justice released “Full Scale Response: A Report on the Department’s Efforts to Combat MS-13 from 2016-2020.” This report describes the Department’s work to dismantle La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) in the United States and abroad.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 21, 2020

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UPDATE: Temple gang members indicted for Temple, Belton killings, drug and robbery charges (Temple, TX): Belton resident Redrick Robinson was shot and killed in his bedroom in 2017. This case was Belton’s only unsolved homicide — until this week. “In Belton, for three years, a family has suffered and grieved the loss of their loved one,” Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis said Wednesday. “We were finally able to tell them that justice is coming for his son and all the children of that victim.”
Source: Temple Daily Telegram    Date: October 21, 2020

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Two-year investigation leads to gang arrest in NW Indianapolis neighborhood (Indianapolis, IN): Investigators hope their latest gang arrest has an impact in an Indianapolis neighborhood where community leaders say residents are looking for more peace in the streets. After a two-year undercover investigation, Dujuan Morgan faces felony charges connected violent gang activity.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: October 21, 2020

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Las Vegas Man Arrested, Extradited To LA For Alleged Gang-Related Killing (Los Angeles, CA): A Las Vegas man suspected in a possible gang-related killing of an 18-year-old in Long Beach last October was extradited to Los Angeles Wednesday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: October 21, 2020

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Trio executed 18-year-olds after one disrespected their gang on social media, prosecutor says (Trenton, NJ): The early morning killings of two Trenton teenagers in August was a calculated execution committed by three accused gang members who stalked the victims after one of them disrespected their gang in a social media post, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: NJ.com    Date: October 21, 2020

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Sureno Gang Member Sentenced To Over 4 Years In Federal Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm (Denver, CO): United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn today announced that Clinton White, age 30, of Colorado Springs, and a member of the Sureno gang, was sentenced to serve a total of 53 months (just under 4.5 years) in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for violating the terms of his supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 21, 2020

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36 Members, Associates and Co-Conspirators of the Bully Gang Charged with Narcotics Conspiracy, Firearms Offenses and Money Laundering (Brooklyn, NY): A 21-count superseding indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging 36 defendants—including members, associates and co-conspirators of the New York City-based street gang known as the “Bully Gang”—with conspiring to distribute drugs, firearms trafficking and money laundering, among other crimes. Twelve defendants were arrested today in the New York area and will be arraigned today before United States Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 21, 2020

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