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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: ElPasoProud.com    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

APD: Juvenile gangs growing more violent (Albuquerque, NM): Gang activity is nothing new in Albuquerque. But police say gang members are getting younger and younger--and youth gangs are getting more and more violent.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: October 28, 2016

Syndicato prison gang targets witnesses, FBI agents (Albuquerque, NM): With an unprecedented federal prosecution pending against dozens of its members and associates, the notorious Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang has fought back in recent months by marking victims, witnesses, informants and even perceived informants for death, according to newly released court documents.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: September 18, 2016

FBI apprehends woman tied to prison gang (Albuquerque, NM): FBI agents captured a woman wanted for her connection to the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico Prison Gang, a spokesperson for the FBI Albuquerque Division said.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: August 3, 2016

City councilor says ABQ wasted money on gang database (Albuquerque, NM): An Albuquerque city councilor said taxpayers wasted their money paying for a gang database that never got off the ground. Albuquerque taxpayers started paying for the online Gang Member Registry database in 2007. Anytime a gang-member was arrested on any charge, after serving their time, they were expected to register their name, vehicle description and license number with the city. From there, the information was supposed to be made public. But now, nearly a decade later, there is not a single name listed.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: June 27, 2016

SNM prison gang member enters guilty plea (Albuquerque, NM): The former leader of the notorious Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiring to seriously injure another gang member in a plea deal in which he implicated the current gang boss for sanctioning the hit.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: June 17, 2016

Prison gang members arraigned in Las Cruces federal court (Las Cruces, NM): Security at the federal courthouse in Las Cruces was heightened significantly on Wednesday as 13 members and associates of a violent New Mexico prison gang appeared in court and were arraigned on various charges related to an investigation into the gang’s alleged crimes.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: May 4, 2016

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