Day: February 13, 2019

Vineland Boys Street Gang Targeted in Federal Racketeering Indictment that Alleges Violence, Extortion and Narcotics Trafficking

            LOS ANGELES – Law enforcement authorities this morning arrested 25 members and associates of the San Fernando Valley-based Vineland Boys street gang who are charged in five federal grand jury indictments that allege a wide range of criminal activity, including shootings and assaults that targeted rivals, extortion and methamphetamine trafficking. The five indictments charge a total …

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Federal Indictments Target South Los Angeles Street Gang Involved in Drug Trafficking, Extortion and Attempted Murder

            LOS ANGELES – Authorities have arrested 11 members and associates of the South Los Angeles-based Florencia-13 (F13) street gang on federal racketeering, narcotics and firearms charges. One of the indictments unsealed today alleges that defendants linked to the gang trafficked methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and other drugs in their territory and attempted to smuggle narcotics into the …

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South Bay Man Who Trafficked Hundreds of Pounds of Cocaine from Mexico Sentenced to More than 11 Years in Federal Prison

            LOS ANGELES – A Torrance man who led a drug ring that used couriers to traffic hundreds of pounds of cocaine from Mexico into the United States and Canada has been sentenced to 135 months in prison on federal felony drug- and money laundering-related charges.             Richard Manuel Pimentel, 45, received the sentence of 11 years …

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