ICE: 9 RGV gang members arrested in nationwide sweep
April 29th 2012 · 5 Comments
Six-hundred thirty-seven gang members were arrested nationwide during Project Nefarious, which took place from April 9 to April 21, according to information released by ICE.
The operation targeted transnational gang members involved with human smuggling and trafficking organizations. During the operation, ICE agents also seized 52 firearms, 5,462 pounds of marijuana, 6.6 pounds of cocaine, $201,437 and 14 vehicles.
One of the notable arrests took place in Star County, where agents arrested 30-year-old Jose Luis Garcia, a member of the Vallucos who is a registered sex offender and had outstanding warrants for aggravated assault. He was also charged with evading and resisting arrest. The operation, led by ICE, was undertaken with the help of several U.S. federal law enforcement agencies, according to the news release.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.themonitor.com.
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