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Tijuana Cartel Leader Gets 25 Years In Prison

April 3, 2012
A federal judge sentenced Benjamin Arellano-Felix, who once ran the violent Tijuana drug cartel, to 25 years to life following his guilty plea to racketeering and conspiracy charges.
<p>Photo: ICE</p>

ICE Arrests 3,100 In Nationwide Sweep

April 2, 2012
Federal immigration agents arrested more than 3,100 illegal immigrants during a six-day nationwide sweep aimed at convicted aliens, fugitives and other violators. The "Cross Check" enforcement operation was conducted in every state, involved more than 1,900 agents, and netted more than 1,000 people with multiple convictions.
<p>Photo: Chicago PD</p>

Chicago Police Take Down Two West-Side Gangs

March 27, 2012
Chicago Police officers have arrested 45 gang members on the city's West Side in a joint city-federal operation, recovering $1.6 million in narcotics and eight firearms. The operation targeted the most violent members of the Traveling Vice Lords and Four Corner Hustlers.

Feds Arrest Army Soldiers In Murder-for-Hire Plot

March 27, 2012
Federal agents have arrested a current and former U.S. Army soldier who offered to steal weapons from Fort Carson, Colo., and organize a hit squad financed by a Mexican drug cartel.

Jury Convicts Afghan Trafficker with Taliban Ties

March 14, 2012
An Afghan national who distributed nearly 20 percent of the world's heroin in 2006 and supported the Taliban was convicted Tuesday and faces a 20-year prison sentence.

Calif. Proposes Returning High-Risk Prison Gang Members to General Population

March 13, 2012
California corrections officials have floated a plan that would allow gang members living in high-security housing units to return to the general population as a reward for good behavior.

Task Force Busts N.Y. Heroin Trafficking Ring

March 13, 2012
The federal government Tuesday indicted 20 members of a New York-area drug trafficking ring that brought 20 kilograms of heroin valued at $2.75 million to street-level dealers in Queens and Long Island in the past nine months.
<p>Photo: LASD</p>

Killer Collected $30K In Unemployment From Prison

March 5, 2012
A Southern California gang member received $30,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits while he was incarcerated and funnelled the money into the accounts of prison gang members.

Calif.-N.Y. Hells Angels Meth Ring Busted

February 24, 2012
A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has returned a seven-count indictment charging Hells Angels members in Rochester and Monterey, Calif., with drug trafficking and racketeering offenses.

Barrio Azteca Gang Leader Sentenced To Life in Prison

February 15, 2012
Barrio Azteca gang leader Roberto Angel Cardona (aka "Little Angelillo") was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy, authorities announced.
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