Record-breaking criminal gang member arrests continue across the nation

President Donald Trump attends the Liberty University Commencement Ceremony and delivers remarks Saturday, May 13, 2017, Lynchburg, Virginia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Criminal gangs are having a difficult time surviving under the Trump administration. Over 1,400 people have been arrested the previous seven weeks during the largest “sweep” against gang members, human smugglers and drug dealers in history. Two-thirds were U.S. citizens, one-third were foreign nationals from 21 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. Although the operation concluded last week, law enforcement continue to target gang members involved in drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.

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These arrests are part of a national effort to support President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order of February 9, 2017. Trump instructed the Attorney General’s Office to focus on “destroying transnational criminal organizations and drug cartels. These dangerous groups bring drugs and violence to once- peaceful neighborhoods in the United States and around the world. They have fueled addiction and fatal overdoses. They will no longer operate with impunity in this country or this hemisphere.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been supporting federal, state and local officials to do just that.

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Yesterday, a federal grand jury in San Antonio, Texas returned indictments against 37 people, including Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) General Raul Ramos, with heroin and cocaine trafficking operations. Last Friday, authorities arrested 26 people connected with the gang operations. According to U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., law enforcement are looking for four others.

Recently the last of 34 Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang members were sent to prison for their roles in a methamphetamine drug distribution network in Central Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has taken action to provide more funds for anti-gang operations.

Following are just some of the arrests across the nation.



# of gang members arrested

Region Dates
83 Bloods in five state crackdown North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida and New York May, 2017
44 MS13 gang members Los Angeles May, 2017
30, Syracuse Bricktown gang Syracuse, New York April 2017
539 Cochrin Crips and other gangs St. Louis: Operation SAVE 2015-2017
13 Crips gang members Bronx, New York May 2017
13, plus one postal worker Memphis May 2017
11, drug gang members Orlando: Operation 81 Grand May 2017
14 Allapattah drug gang members Miami May 2017
13 drug gang members East Orange, New Jersey May 2017
22 various gang members Syracuse, New York April 2017
35 East Side Crips members Denver May 2017
52 Sureno Gang members Merced County, California May 2017
37 drug and gun running gang San Diego, California May 2017
11 street gang Athens, Texas April 2017
164 gang members Corpus Christi, Texas May 2017
41 gang members Houston, Texas May 2017
13 drug gang Tampa Bay, Florida May 2017
17 drug arrests Washington D.C. May 2017
11 MS13 members Fairfax, Virginia May 2017
15 Black Disciples and Vice Lords Jackson, Mississippi Feb-May 2017
8 Oxnard gang members Ventura County, California May 2017
5 gang members Detroit, Michigan May 2017
48 drug and weapons members Newark, New Jersey April 2017
14 Always Banging Kings drugs Queens, New York March 2017
12 Bloods Newark, New Jersey Feb. 2017
14 drug members Montgomery, Alabama Feb. 2017
54 drug gang members Chicago, Illinois Feb. 2017
3 drug and weapons gang Santa Ana, California March 2017
4 Latin Kings members New Bedford, Massachusetts March 2017
13 Bloods members Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Feb. 2017
15 Black P. Stone members Los Angeles March 2017
70 gang members San Bernardino County, California Feb. 2017
63 various Street Gang members Palm Beach, Florida March 2017

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