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LASD Task Force Used Heroin-Packed Burrito In Jail Sting

January 26, 2012
A secret Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department task force used a burrito stuffed with 24 grams of heroin during jail sting to uncover corruption among its deputies.

Man Falsely Claims L.A. Deputy Shot Him In Drive-by

January 19, 2012
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has filed one count of filing a false police report against a man who claimed to have been shot and left for dead by on-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies.

Latin Kings' Nationwide Leader Gets 60 Years in Prison

January 11, 2012
Augustin Zambrano, the highest ranking member of the Latin Kings, has received 60 years in federal prison for racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes. Zambrano, a "corona" of the Almighty Latin King Nation, was responsible for overseeing the illegal activities of all factions of the powerful street gang that counts about 10,000 members in Illinois.

U.S. Marshals and Cleveland SWAT Corner Fugitive

January 7, 2012
Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) and officers with Cleveland Police SWAT have arrested one of the leaders of the Heartless Felons gang.

Cartel Leader Who Inspired 'Traffic' Pleads Guilty

January 5, 2012
Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano-Felix pleaded guilty Wednesday to narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and racketeering in an agreement that avoids a trial and brings a sentence of 25 years in prison.

Off-duty Tenn. Cop Opens Fire In X-Mas Eve Gang Melee

December 25, 2011
Nine people were wounded, when rival gang members began firing at each other while leaving a Christmas Eve party outside a downtown Chattanooga church and teen club.

Feds Extradite Cartel Member for ICE Agent's Murder

December 22, 2011
A Mexican drug cartel member accused of killing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent Jaime Zapata was extradited from Mexico and is being held in the United States to face murder charges, U.S. Justice Department officials said Wednesday.
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Fla. Cop's Shooter Surrendered with Mother's Help

December 19, 2011
A Florida teenager with gang affiliations surrendered peacefully just after 8 a.m. today, as the suspect in the shooting of a Lakeland Police officer late Sunday.

Calif. Gang Member Gets Life for Shooting Cop

December 19, 2011
The alleged gang member who nearly killed a Fremont (Calif.) Police officer received two life terms from an Alameda County judge. The officer plans to return to full duty in the summer.

Barrio Azteca Members Plead Guilty To Conspiracy Charges

December 2, 2011
A U.S. citizen and Mexican national admitted to working with the gang in buying and selling illegal drugs on the streets of El Paso. They confirmed that the gang extorted money from drug dealers operating on the gang's turf.
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