Two Dozen Mexican Mafia and other Gangs and Associates Arrested on Federal Narcotic violations right now in San Fernando Valley
by Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative Reporter. April 22, 2009 at four:30 PM PST
According to Salvador Hernandez, Assistant Director in Demand of the FBI in Los Angeles said two dozen people today associated with the Mexican Mafia and other Hispanic avenue gangs were being charged federally for their roles in a narcotics distribution ring operating in the San Fernando Valley.
The investigation was initiated early final calendar year by the LAPD and the FBI’s Safe Streets Process Power to tackle gang-linked criminal offense in the San Fernando Valley. The investigation concentrated on pinpointing and disrupting drug trafficking businesses and linked violence carried out by Hispanic gangs associated with the Mexican Mafia. Said, Michael Moore, Deputy Main of LAPD’s Valley Functions Bureau.
Centered on felony problems filed in U.S. District Court docket in Los Angeles right now the court-licensed wire interceptions, surveillance, and private resources were being utilised through the investigation to order narcotics and weapons from the topics in this situation. The defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics, Title 21, USC, Portion 846. A single issue, Oscar Carbajal, is charged with currently being in the United States illegally adhering to a prior deportation.
The court files define a narcotics distribution ring in which defendants played several roles in a coordinated methamphetamine trafficking business, like revenue, distribution and transportation.
Agents from numerous federal companies and officers with the LAPD executed more than a dozen federal arrest warrants and twelve federal look for warrants that resulted in the seizure of money, narcotics, and weapons. Many people today charged in the criticism were being by now in custody and about 4 people today were being arrested on linked and unrelated point out charges.
Before this calendar year the largest – ever federal gang situation included the arrests and convictions of the Florencia 13 Gang also acknowledged as the Mexican Mafia, they staged attacks versus African-People in america in a bid to management drug trafficking in South Los Angeles Neighborhoods.
Florencia 13 (F13), were being included in narcotics distribution alongside with the shootings and were being convicted on a host of federal felony charges, like racketeering and narcotics distribution.
The 10 defendants were being identified responsible soon after a 3½-thirty day period demo. They are between 102 defendants named in 4 F13-linked indictments that were being returned by a federal grand jury in the fall of 2007. The investigation into F13, which was identified as Operation Joker’s Wild, led to the largest gang takedown in American heritage, with ninety six of the 102 defendants currently being taken into custody. Seventy-6 of the defendants have now been convicted, either at demo or as the result of responsible pleas, with the remaining defendants pending demo.
“The investigation into Florencia 13 shown the energy of legislation enforcement coming with each other to overcome arranged avenue gangs,” said United States Legal professional Thomas P. O’Brien.
Assistant United States Legal professional Peter A. Hernandez whom prosecuted the gang said “This gang – which specific African-People in america, whether or not or not they posed a menace to the gang’s drug-trafficking operations – posed an imminent risk. As a result of this prosecution, the residents of South Los Angeles can stay alittle simpler recognizing that these risky gangsters have been taken off the avenue.”
All those charged in the federal criticism right now involve:
Karen Arizpe, forty six, of Reseda
Juan Ceja Barrera, forty four, of Reseda
Oscar Carbajal, 37, of Pacoima
Lisa Chavez, 28, of Northridge
Elmerante De La Cruz, forty, Mission Hills
Juan Carlos Deloera, 32, Northridge
Jesus Roberto Diaz Glindo, 36, of Pacoima
Senobio Gonzalez, 34, of Lake See Terrace
Miguel Angel Guzman Gutierrez, 26, of Solar Valley
Humberto Jimenez, 36, of Mission Hills
Ileana Patricia Luna, 31, of Pacoima
Dagoberto Ochoa, 33, of San Fernando
Candida Guerrero Padilla, 37, of Pacoima
Franciso Rodriguez, 37, of Pacoima
Richard Silva, 54, of Sylmar
Shaeda Wall, 34, of Van Nuys
Antonio Garcia, 37, incarcerated in Bureau of Prisons
Jaime Garcia, 37, incarcerated at L.A. County Jail
Monique Lopez, 32, incarcerated in CA Condition Prison
Salvador Lopez, 29, incarcerated in Ventura County Jail
Michael Martinez, forty five, incarcerated in L.A. County Jail
Carlos Portillo, 28, incarcerated in CA Condition Prison
Romero Topiltzin, 34, incarcerated in L.A. County Jail
Jose Serrano, 38, incarcerated in Bureau of Prisons
Authorities explained to this reporter that this investigation was done by the LAPD and the FBI’s Safe Streets Process Power, just one of dozens of such job forces throughout the United States, funded for the reason of assisting regional police in pinpointing and addressing violent criminal offense in The usa. Substantial assistance was furnished through this investigation and in modern operation by numerous more companies, like, DEA, ICE, ATF, Bureau of Prisons, the California Department of Corrections, and the Department of Child and Household Companies of Los Angeles County. The defendants listed over will be prosecuted by Jennifer Corbit of the United States Attorney’s Business office in Los Angeles.
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