Law enforcement has brought the Rollin' 60s to a screeching halt in Aurora, CO.
Twenty-five suspects from the street gang variously have been charged following a two-year investigation which was launched "after Aurora Police began tracking an escalation in violent crime in the city," and "the probe revealed that many of the alleged crimes had connections to the Rollin' 60s" as reported by Anthony Cotton for The Denver Post.
A meth pipeline tied to the Sinaloa Federation drug cartel which moved product from Mexico into California has been taken out with 23 arrests as reported by KPIX: "the investigation revealed that Mexican methamphetamine was being delivered to the 'Nitro' gang in Southern California, which then took 'road trips' to Contra Costa County to distribute the meth to other drug trafficking gangs."
Federal prosecutors "have indicted 13 members of the MS-13 street gang on charges related to three slayings in northern Virginia in the last year" as reported by The Associated Press.
MS-13 is among the more degenerate gangs.
It originated in Los Angeles, CA but now operates in at least five countries with more than 30,000 members. In the United States MS-13 has so-called cliques in 40 states and about 8,000 members. Its money making rackets principally include drug trafficking and the flesh trade. In Northern Virginia 12 MS-13 gang members "have been locked up for child sex trafficking in the past two years" as reported by Pamela Brown for WJLA:
"We're seeing most of the cases coming from MS-13 with regards to sex trafficking and we've seen a number of those cases from the past year," said John Torres, Special Agent in Charge with ICE Homeland Security Investigations. "For us it's a disturbing trend."
In October 2012 the Treasury Department designated MS-13 as a transnational criminal organization under Executive Order 13581 which freezes their U.S. assets and bans Americans from conducting business with them, and in a follow-up move added six of the gang's purported leaders to the economic blacklist as reported by Jerry Seper for The Washington Times.
Street gangs increasingly are terrorizing the good people of Little Havana in Miami, FL, and last week federal prosecutors variously charged 17 suspected members from Big Money Team "with armed robberies, assaults and car jackings" as reported by Jay Weaver for the Miami Herald: "Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa told the Herald . . . that over the years young street gangs like the Big Money Team have moved into the historic Cuban exile community to sell drugs, generating complaints among longtime residents and businesses." Law enforcement has not yet cracked "a syndicate based in South Florida, many of them Cuban" which is suspected of cargo thefts across the United States as reported by Daniel Grushkin for Businessweek.
Federal prosecutors have charged 52 suspected gangbangers with busting their ass for the Mexican Mafia in San Bernardino, CA as reported by Greg Cappis for The Sun: "the gang, West Side Verdugo, operated under the direction of the Mexican Mafia, transferring drug profits for lawyer fees and taxing local drug dealers, according to the indictment."
Adalberto Ariel "Gringo" Guzman got a life sentence for his role in the cold-blooded execution-style murders of a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son over the mother's apparent disrespect of the street gang in Central Islip, NY as reported by Timothy Bolger for Long Island Press.
Four suspected members from the Surenos street gang have been charged with conspiracy "to extort money (known as "collecting taxes") from Santa Barbara County residents on behalf of the Mexican Mafia" in California as reported by KABC.