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ICE Nabs 14 Foreign Nationals Accused of Gang Ties

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

More than a dozen foreign nationals in Milwaukee have been arrested for alleged ties to the Mexican Posse gang, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The suspects – 13 from Mexico, one from the Dominican Republic – are in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is cracking down on foreign-born gangs.

All have criminal histories, ranging from narcotics trafficking to theft.

“Violent street gangs account for a burgeoning amount of crime in our communities in the Midwest and across the country,” Gary Hartwig, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, told the Journal Sentinel.

Folk Nation Gang Members Remain at Large after FBI Arrests

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

Two members of the Folk Nation Gang remain at large in Brooklyn after NYPD detectives and FBI agents arrested a number of other members early Tuesday morning, the FBI said.

One of the fugitives, standing 6′ tall at about 200 pounds,  is Devon Rodney, 24,  a leader of the violent gang, according tot he FBI. Rodney is also known as D-BLOC, Devon Nias and Devon Rodriguez. He has brown eyes and black hair and sports a  He is 6’ tall, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, and sports a tear drop tattoo under his right eye.

The other man at large is Rahleek Odom, 19, who goes by the names RAH and  Ralik Odom, another member of the gang. Odom is 5’8” tall, 230 pounds, also with brown eyes and black hair. He is known to frequent the Ebbets Field neighborhood in Brooklyn, says the FBI. Odom was also recently released from prison.

The bureau is offering a reward for tips leading to an arrest. They are asking for those with information to call 212-384-1000, and will gladly accept anonymous tips.

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Latin Kings National Leader Gets 60 Years

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

The highest-ranking leader in the United States of the notorious street gang the Latin Kings was sentenced in Chicago to 60 years in federal prison on Wednesday, according to a statement from the FBI.

Augustin Zambrano, 51, was given the statutory maximum. He was convicted of racketeering conspiracy and other charges involving drug trafficking in April of last year. Zambrano was a “Corona” of the Almighty Latin King Nation, according to the FBI, responsible for overseeing and orchestrating “the illegal activities of all factions of the powerful street gang,” the FBI says. The gang has around 10,000 members in Illinois alone.

Zambrano went by the names “Big Tino,” “Tino,” “Old Man,” and “Viejo.”

He and three co-defendants were convicted of running a criminal enterprise to enrich themselves  through drug-trafficking, preserving and protecting their power, territory and revenue with murder, attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, extortion, and other acts of violence.

“This investigation has held to hold the leaders of the Latin Kings like Zambrano responsible for their iron-fisted leadership of a criminal enterprise responsible for murders and attempted murders. As the CEO of this gang, Zambrano bears responsibility for its criminal acts,” said Chicago  U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald in a statement.

Prosecutors fought for a maximum sentence by saying that Zambrano “chose violence at every turn.”

 

Gangs Infiltrating Military, Sending High-Powered Weapons to American Streets

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

American streets may become much more dangerous.

Military.com reports that, according to the latest National Gang Intelligence Center Report (NGIC), American street gangs are acquiring high-powered, military-grade weapons with increasing frequency, the result of gang members both enlisted and working as contract civilians at military bases who may be funneling the weapons to gang members on the street.

Over the summer, 27 AK-47s were stolen from a warehouse in Fort Irwin, according to the Military.com report, which investigators suspect were gang related.

The NGIC identified 53 different gangs with members serving in the military, as of April of this year.

“The exact number of enlisted gang members is hard to come by,” the Military.com report reads, “as many times investigators only see graffiti or paraphernalia as evidence of gang activity.”

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