Seventeen alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang were indicted by a grand jury today on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking throughout the United States. All defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison.
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Drug trafficker Octavius Williams of Irving, Texas, was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to distributing cocaine. The 32-year-old worked with the Los Caballeros Templarios Mexican drug cartel to obtain and distribute multiple kilograms of…Continue
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They were part of a violent racketeering and methamphetamine conspiracy involving the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) that dates back to 1995, prosecutors allege in an indictment of fourteen Corpus Christi residents. All defendants face up to life in prison.
The indictment, which was unsealed yesterday,…Continue
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A Mexican national who was previously designated as an important target because of his links to international drug trafficking was indicted Wednesday on federal narcotics charges related to a meth lab in Hesperia where multiple pounds of …Continue
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DEA’s traveling exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” will explore the science behind drug addiction, drug cartels, narcoterrorism, and the myriad of costs of illegal drugs – to individuals, local communities, American society as a whole, and the world. It opens in Cedar Park, Texas at the Texas Museum of…Continue
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Drug boss Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina pleaded guilty on Monday to narcotics distribution and money laundering in connection with his leadership role in the La Familia Michoacán Mexican drug cartel, the DEA announced.
Rueda-Medina built his career in La Familia Michoacán, a Mexican drug cartel and…Continue
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Two members of the Aryan Brotherhood were sentenced to over a decade in prison on Friday for a violent carjacking. 40-year-old Roy Ates, Jr. (above, left) and 32-year-old Chad Ryan Smith (above, right)…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Rene Cruz-Vargas, a member of the drug trafficking organization allegedly led by 47-year-old Mexican national Joel Ibarra-Torres, was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Tuesday for his role in distributing cocaine in Doña Ana County. 41-year-old Cruz-Vargas will be deported after completing his prison…Continue
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Sometimes a nickname tells you all you need to know about a person. They called Los Zetas Cartel boss Ivan Velazquez Caballero “El Talibán.” They did so because just like his namesake in Afghanistan he chopped off heads and put them on display. It was the kind of viciousness that made his rise through one of Mexico’s most…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Russell Tim Shen and two others pleaded guilty to their roles in a marijuana distribution conspiracy on Monday. 69-year-old Shen and 39-year-old Andre Jorge Hernandez admitted to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute…Continue
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Several leaders and members of the Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) have been ordered to significant terms in prison during hearings on Monday and Tuesday for their roles in a Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy. All of them were charged in a conspiracy involving criminal activities such as…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 4:21am — No Comments
A convicted armed robber has been sent back to prison after being found guilty of importing two firearms and fifty rounds of 9mm ammunition from the United States. 45-year-old Jason Nicholas was sentenced to 12 years behind bars on June 23.
Police got on his trail in February 2015, after Border Force…Continue
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Federal and state authorities arrested 14 members of the Orrantia drug organization, including the group’s leader Mario Armando Orrantia, on federal narcotics trafficking charges. 51-year-old Orrantia was responsible for the smuggling of hundreds of kilograms of …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2017 at 10:12am — No Comments
New Orleans drug boss Lazandy Daniels (photo above) was found guilty this week for his role in distributing kilograms of cocaine in the New Orleans area. 40-year-old Daniels received up to 30 kilograms of cocaine a month from co-defendant Craig James, a Houston-based cocaine supplier who moved the drug from …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Mexican national Armando Javier Picazo Jimenez admitted leading a major marijuana trafficking cell on Wednesday as he pled guilty for his role in a conspiracy to traffic drugs from Laredo to the Dallas area via the use of tractor trailers. The 42-year-old drug boss faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments
Authorities dealt a significant blow to the Texas Mexican Mafia on Friday when they indicted 37 of its San Antonio members and associates on federal drug trafficking, extortion, and firearm charges, including the group’s leader Raul Ramos, a reputed general in the Texas Mexican Mafia.
Ramos, who went by…Continue
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A DEA-led investigation has brought down a nationwide Mexican drug organization that smuggled large quantities of heroin, meth, and cocaine from Mexico to the United States. Twenty-eight individuals were indicted on April 28 and face drug trafficking and money laundering charges, but the group’s leader,…Continue
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Four individuals from Houston and two Mexican nationals have been ordered to federal prison on April 27 for their respective roles in laundering drug proceeds for a…Continue
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Turn up the heat! The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for tips leading to the arrest of Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo, who is listed as a “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.” He is wanted on charges related to the murders of a pregnant United States consulate employee, her husband, and the husband of a second United…Continue
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Anthony Harrison Bell used to be free as a bird. Or, as they call a bird in Spanish, free as a “pajaro.” So free in fact that he used his skills as a pilot to smuggle cocaine and marijuana for the drug cartel led by Jose Paz Garcia. But it didn’t last, the bird has been caged, sentenced to 14 years in prison.
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