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3 members of New Mexico prison gang convicted; 1 acquitted (Albuquerque, NM): Three members of the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang have been convicted in a Las Cruces federal court while a fourth defendant has been acquitted of all charges.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: March 12, 2018

Prison gang leader says he ordered hit on two officials (Las Cruces, NM): An FBI informant and high level “shot caller” with the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang testified in federal court about how and why he ordered a “hit” on top prison officials from behind bars.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: February 18, 2018

FBI agent says prison cellphones helped track Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico gang members (Las Cruces, NM): Cellphones inside prison walls helped track gang activity by members of the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico, according to an FBI agent who testified on the third day of trial for four members of the prison gang.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: January 31, 2018

Former California gang member speaks at Farmington police event (Farmington, NM): The gym at the Sycamore Park Community Center was packed with people Thursday as a former gang member related how he turned his life around after serving time in prison.
Source: Farmington Daily Times    Date: January 19, 2018

Reformed gang member warns kids about life of crime, drug (Albuquerque, NM): A Mexican mafia founder, former gang member and prisoner of 40 years had a simple but serious message for a group of middle schoolers Tuesday. Kilroy Roybal grew up in East Los Angeles but said he was state-raised in the California corrections system. He said he’s sharing his story to make sure kids in New Mexico don’t go through what he did.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: December 12, 2017

Faith saves local man from thug life in gangs (Edgewood, NM): At first look, Daniel Muñoz, 37, seems quite average — he’s the manager of the Subway sandwich shop in Edgewood and is a proud husband and father. Beneath that veneer is a past involving gang activity and drugs that sent him to prison and eventually to redemption.
Source: Mountain View Telegraph    Date: November 3, 2017

Ex-gang members help break grip of massive prison gang SNM (Albuquerque, NM): Loyalty is prized within the notorious Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang. But it only goes so far, as revealed in a new criminal complaint filed in the massive New Mexico federal racketeering prosecution.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: September 10, 2017

Man killed by deputies had admitted gang activity (Albuquerque, NM): The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in a deputy-involved shooting as 28-year-old Miguel Gonzales. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III said the suspect had an extensive criminal history and was associated with gang activity.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: July 5, 2017

“Cruces Boys” gang members arrested on drug trafficking charges (Las Cruces, NM): Some of the “Cruces Boys” gang member were arrested in connection to federal drug trafficking. Federal agents arrested six gang members Thursday morning investigators learned that the suspects distributed cocaine and crack cocaine throughout the Las Cruces area from July 2016 to May, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: KDBC 4 News    Date: June 8, 2017

Police arrest man connected to street gang, accused of burglary (Albuquerque, NM): A 21-year-old was supposed to appear in court to be arraigned on a grand jury indictment, but instead he bolted and ended up getting into more trouble with Albuquerque police.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: April 11, 2017

City’s gang member registry still empty after 9 years (Albuquerque, NM): New Mexico is not immune to dangerous and violent gangs. From hardened criminals who’ve served time in prison to new teen gangs that have already proven they can kill, the problem is not getting any better.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: April 6, 2017

DA announces grand jury indictment of 15 street gang members (Albuquerque, NM): Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez announced Wednesday that a Bernalillo County grand jury has indicted 15 defendants on counts including racketeering, auto and residential burglary, gun thefts and extreme cruelty to animals.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: March 29, 2017

Gang member pleads guilty in 2014 prison murder (Las Cruces, NM): A member of a violent New Mexico prison gang accused of stabbing a prisoner to death with a shank at a state prison west of Las Cruces in 2014 ­pleaded guilty to murder charges last week in federal court.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: December 19, 2016

Suspected gang members released from jail, charges dismissed (Albuquerque, NM): The Albuquerque Police Department said two members of the “Get Hard Crew” gang that were charged with multiple violent crimes are now back on the street.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: November 21, 2016

Known LC gang member sought by U.S. Marshals (Las Cruces, NM): Law Enforcement in New Mexico are hoping to find a man who is described as a violent fugitive wit known gang ties in the Las Cruces area.
Source:    Date: November 9, 2016

Suspected gang member's father asks son kept locked up, given treatment (Albuquerque, NM): KOAT has shown the public members of a teenage gang, called the “Get Hard Crew” or “GHC” being arrested again and again. Many viewers expressed concern and asked why the teen’s parents aren’t involved.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: November 7, 2016

Police targeting violent teen gang of repeat offenders (Albuquerque, NM): A violent gang of teens is terrorizing Albuquerque, and police say the group’s shocking crimes are only getting worse. Police now worry someone could be killed if something doesn’t change.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: November 4, 2016

Police name suspected juvenile gang members (Albuquerque, NM): The Albuquerque Police Department held a press conference Thursday to name young suspects they believe are behind violent crimes in the city.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: November 3, 2016

Officials: Criminal activity tends to run in the family (Albuquerque, NM): As local and state agencies struggle to stem the tide of an increasingly violent juvenile gang on the streets of Albuquerque, officials say it’s no surprise that kids are falling into that kind of life.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: November 1, 2016

Officials: Juvenile gangs targeting law enforcement, probation officers (Albuquerque, NM): Law enforcement agencies and probation officers are concerned that juvenile gangs are openly threatening violence against them, KOAT has learned.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: October 31, 2016

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